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Today's News

  • Students working to revitalize Martinsville

    School may be out for the summer, but one group of Shelby County High School students is looking to add to their workload over the break while making an impact on their community.

    “They came like a Godsend,” said Rev. Ronald Walker who has been working for some time to enhance the Martinsville community.

    The group of students in Jeffrey Bracken’s history class shared the same passion.

  • Associated Industries continues to build local workforce

    Shelby County Associated Industries is continuing to make the community’s workforce a little stronger.

    Ten participants from local industries recently completed a two-day Shelby County Associated Industries Project Management Workshop and thirteen participants completed the Supervisors Intensive Training Program, both sponsored by SCAI.

    Shelley Goodwin, Workforce Development Coordinator with the Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation, said they have completed three classes this year and the program is continuing to prove successful.

  • Stolen dog returned safely to owner

    What could have been a nightmare for one Shelby pet owner has ended on a positive note.  But officials with the Shelby County Animal Control and Shelter want the community to be on alert to avoid a repeat situation.

    “We are very aware about a man in a red pickup truck stealing dogs,” a post on the Animal Control’s Facebook Page stated Wednesday.  “Unfortunately an incident happened today where a puppy was stolen at Clear Creek Park, later to be dumped elsewhere in the county.”

  • 125 years on Main Street

    On special occasions, the bells at First Presbyterian Church still ring out through the community. 

    The church, located near the center of Shelbyville, is the home of the only working hand-pulled church bell in Shelbyville, according to Joyce Dotson, First Presbyterian’s Clerk of the Session.

  • County Fair adds new horse show

    The Shelby County Fair has hosted one horse show for more than 100 years, but this year, it will be hosting two.

    For the first time, the fair will add a brand new show to its lineup, the Bluegrass Classic.

    “It will be a separate, standalone Tuesday night horse show,” show manager Peter Fenton said.

    Adding a second show to the county fair’s usual lineup, Fenton said, will dramatically open up the options in Shelby County for competitors looking for a chance to qualify for major shows.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board approves balanced Tentative Budget

    Despite facing some hurdles in the Draft Budget, Shelby County Public Schools’ Director of Finance Susan Barkley said the Tentative Budget is balanced.

    Barkley said during the first phase of the budgeting process they had a deficiency of revenues over expenditures of about $326,000.

    “For that phase we did have a slight deficiency,” she said, explaining that there was little solid information at that point. In addition, Barkley noted the cuts at the state level were not as drastic as what they had expected.

  • Celebrating survivors, remembering those we’ve lost

    Relay for Life

    WHAT: Relay for Life

    WHEN: June 9, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Survivor Breakfast 8 a.m.

    WHERE: Collins High School

    MORE INFO: Karen Rice at 558-5106

  • Legislative committee plans to draft fireworks ordinance

     The Shelby County Fiscal Court Legislative Committee will recommend magistrates consider an ordinance that would ban fireworks after 11 p.m.

  • SCHS seniors earn more than $1m in scholarships

    Graduation

    ceremonies

    WHERE:Shelby County and Collins high school gyms

    WHEN: Saturday, 10 a.m. at Collins, and 2 p.m. at SCHS

    MORE INFO: Contact Collins at 647-1160 or SCHS at 633-2344.

    Shelby County High School seniors started their graduation celebrations Wednesday during the schools senior awards night where it was announced that SCHS graduates are starting their path to adulthood by earning more than $1 million in scholarships.

  • Burger King reemerges in Shelby County

     Shelby County will be graced with the royal treatment early next month as a new king rolls into town with a plethora of goodies in tow.

    On June 4, Burger King will host its grand opening for the new Shelby County site at Mortown Way along Taylorsville Road, near the new Bojangles’ and Tractor Supply Co.

    “We will open up at six o’clock in the morning,” said district manager Starla Roden.

    Froggy Radio will broadcast live on-site and giving away promotional goodies all day, she added.