Area News

Maddex, Wilt to Step Down from Current Positions

By Marlana Smith and Troy Treasure      Shelby County R-IV Superintendent Tim Maddex announced  Friday afternoon, January 2 he is resigning from his position as Superintendent.   Maddex has been Superintendent for six years. Before becoming Superintendent, he was Assistant Superintendent for one year. Maddex has been with the district for 18 years.  …

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City of Shelbyville Receives Demolition Grant

By Marlana Smith    The City of Shelbyville met in regular session on Monday, January 6 at the city office.   Mayor Mike Vanskike informed the board that the new People’s Clinic would be opening Tuesday, January 7. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held Wednesday, January 15 at 11 a.m.   In other business, Cindy…

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Sunday Fire Burns 100 Acres

  By Troy Treasure   The Shelby Community Fire Department and Shelbina Fire Protection District responded to a grass fire Sunday, January 5 just after 1 p.m. off of Highway W east of Shelbyville.   No residences were endangered.   “We had a CRP (Conservation Reserve Program) field fire. It actually spread to adjoining properties,”…

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Macon Electric Foundation Awards Grant to Shelbina Elementary

The Macon Electric Foundation recently awarded Shelbina elementary with a grant for $800 to help purchase Breakout Kits for the fourth-grade classrooms. In a Breakout Kit activity, students work together and think critically to “break into” locked boxes. The Foundation’s community grants are funded through Operation Round Up, where Macon Electric Cooperative (MEC) members and…

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Shelby County R-IV Superintendent Steps Down

By Marlana Smith   Shelby County R-IV Superintendent Tim Maddex announced on Friday afternoon, January 2 that he will be resigning from his position as Superintendent. Maddex has been Superintendent for six years. Before becoming Superintendent, he was Assistant Superintendent for one year. Maddex has been with the district for 18 years. “I am ready…

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