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SW grad organizing event to sell used prom dresses

By Jeff Brown - Jbrown@shelbynews.com
Vanessa Smith knows firsthand the sticker shock that comes with purchasing a prom dress.
As a freshman at the University of Southern Indiana, Smith no longer has the need to find a great deal. But she can offer a great deal to . . . more »


TCMS hosts workshop on bringing drama into classroom instruction

By Ross Flint - Rflint@shelbynews.com
“Box, each time Pandora opened you, what did you cry out that she could not cry out?” Lenore Kelner asked 26 seventh-grade students at Triton Central Middle School on Thursday.
“Don’t open me! I have hor . . . more »


Senior meal vouchers to be accepted at pancake House

By John Walker - Jwalker@shelbynews.com
Those 60 and older will soon have a new option for low-cost meals.
CICOA, the organization that provides various services to seniors and those with disabilities, offers food vouchers good at various locations in cen . . . more »


MHP imposes visitor restrictions due to increased flu activity

The flu is a serious contagious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death. As of Jan. 17, 50 flu-related deaths have occurred in Indiana.
As a result of the increase in local flu activity and to protect our patients, Major Health Partners . . . more »


West Side hosting fundraiser for well-known musician

By Jeff Brown - Jbrown@shelbynews.com
Don Ford is well known throughout the musical community in Shelby County. And that’s why it’s time to help the Brown County native in a time of need.
On Jan. 6, Ford’s Brown County home was severely damag . . . more »


City receives DNR grant for bike trail

By John Walker - Jwalker@shelbynews.com
Grant funding will help pave the way to build a new portion of the city’s planned bike-pedestrian trail.
At the Shelbyville Common Council meeting Wednesday morning, a representative from the Recreational Trails Pr . . . more »


County to draft new comprehensive plan

By John Walker - Jwalker@shelbynews.com
At least four public meetings are to be scheduled to seek input as the county prepares to create a new plan to guide future development.
The county has selected an engineering firm to help draft a new comprehensive plan& . . . more »


SHS attempting to make prom affordable for all

By Ross Flint - Rflint@shelbynews.com
The recent weather might make it hard to believe, but Shelbyville High School’s Prom is right around the corner.
And with it comes the need for gently-used or new prom dresses, tuxedos and suits.
For the third year in a r . . . more »


Fire department hosting fundraiser dinner

By Ross Flint - Rflint@shelbynews.com
With the need of a new power load gurney system, the Fountaintown Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a chili supper Saturday meant to raise funds.
The supper, featuring chili, hotdogs, dessert and drinks, will be from 4 to 7 . . . more »


Shelbyville's first eLearning Day considered successful

By Ross Flint - Rflint@shelbynews.com
While the trial run almost two weeks ago of Shelbyville Central Schools’ first eLearning Day ran into a few issues, by and large, the day went well and most issues were resolved that morning.
Superintendent Dr. David Adam . . . more »


Fire at Chateau Apartments temporarily displaces residents

By Ross Flint - Rflint@shelbynews.com
A fire that broke out at Chateau Apartments, 820 Meridian St., on Tuesday morning was quickly put out by the Shelbyville Fire Department, according to Chief Tony Logan.
The fire department received the call at 8:39 a.m. and res . . . more »


County extends time for Flat Rock demolition

By John Walker - Jwalker@shelbynews.com
Contractors now have until the end of the month to submit bids to demolish a fire-damaged house in Flat Rock.
On Monday, the Shelby County Commissioners granted a request by Robert Lewis of the Shelby County Health Department . . . more »


Man jailed for possessing methamphetamine

By Ross Flint - Rflint@shelbynews.com
A Shelbyville man is in jail after he admitted to possessing several grams of methamphetamine at his apartment that was within 200 feet of Girls Inc. and within 500 feet of Morrison Park during a time when children could b . . . more »


DeBaun sees 2017 positives carrying over into 2018

By Jeff Brown - Jbrown@shelbynews.com
In 2017, a new hospital opened, another Japanese manufacturer agreed to build locally, a recycling program kicked off, a large donation helped Girls Inc. get bigger, the Strand Theatre grew stronger and the casino was sold to . . . more »


City approves bid for trail crossing on Harrison St.

By John Walker - Jwalker@shelbynews.com
Getting from here to there on the city’s planned bike-pedestrian trail is now the task of Dave O’Mara Contractor Inc.
On Tuesday morning, the Shelbyville Board of Works approved the recommendation of City Eng . . . more »


Reclaimed Barns and Beams now open

By Ross Flint - Rflint@shelbynews.com
The grand opening won’t take place for another couple of months, but Reclaimed Barns and Beams is open for business.
The business, which repurposes lumber for a variety of projects from doors to accent walls to fireplace . . . more »


City hires private company to grow airport

By John Walker - Jwalker@shelbynews.com
A new pilot is at the controls of the Shelbyville Municipal Airport.
The city of Shelbyville, which owns the airport, has inked a deal with Aero Management Group LLC to take over the day-to-day management of the facility.
Aer . . . more »


Newspaper delivery delayed Tuesday morning

By Jeff Brown

Due to mechanical issues, newspaper carriers for The Shelbyville News will be delivering Tuesday's edition at least four hours late.
You may still read the news online at www.shelbynews.com.
We apologize for the inconvenience. . . . more »