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Nearly five years ago, 7-year-old Brody Stephens of New Palestine completed treatment for acute myeloid leukemia and went into remission. 

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Friday 02/05/2016
Bill would give 1-time help for roads
Posted: February 05, 2016

Shelby County and other local governments will get some much-needed funding for road repairs if Senate Bill 67 becomes law.

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Shelby County Library hosts free financial workshops
Posted: February 05, 2016

People are invited to stop by the Shelby County Library Saturday for some free COFFE.

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Welding students can earn certifications
Posted: February 05, 2016

(Third of a series)

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Thursday 02/04/2016
Barlow to be honored for 28-year career
Updated: February 04, 2016 - 7:53 am

When Ken Barlow first laid eyes on Virgne’s Lady Plaid, he found a big bay mare hitched to the bike. She was lying on her back, her feet pointed straight up in the air. She had never been behind the starting gate, never been under the bright lights of harness racing, never even been away from the farm.

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McKAY ROAD CLOSED
Updated: February 04, 2016 - 7:53 am

John Walker / The Shelbyville News

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Chamber hosts event with local legislators
Updated: February 04, 2016 - 7:53 am

Tomorrow the public is invited to Maxim’s to hear from Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville), Sen. Michael Crider (R-Greenfield) and Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) on happenings at the statehouse.

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Two jailed on drug charges
Updated: February 04, 2016 - 7:53 am

Two people were arrested for a total of five drug-related charges including possession of methamphetamine on Saturday after an officer noticed they appeared to be trying not to be seen by anyone while sitting in a car.

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Providing a path to public service
Updated: February 04, 2016 - 7:53 am

Blue River Career Programs began a Fire/Rescue program in 2013. Following two successful years, many students have become state-certified firefighters.

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Wednesday 02/03/2016
Mainstreet board gains city's mayor
Posted: February 03, 2016

The board of directors of the organization working to develop downtown Shelbyville has a new high-profile member.

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Amazing opportunities offered to high school seniors
Posted: February 03, 2016

Two of the many programs offered at Blue River Career Program –the ICE/Co-op program and Professional Career Internship/Work-Based Learning – offer real-life work experiences to high school students.

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EXPLORING CAREERS
Updated: February 03, 2016 - 12:55 pm

Rhonda Schwegman / The Shelbyville News

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Tuesday 02/02/2016
Waldron traffic light will stay
Updated: February 02, 2016 - 7:56 am

Motorists driving through Waldron will still have to watch out for the town’s traffic light.

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Senior Services is accepting pantry donations during National Heart Month
Updated: February 02, 2016 - 7:56 am

Shelby Senior Services is asking for donations for their food pantry, intended for residents of Shelby County who are 60 or older.

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New museum director wants to get the secret out
Updated: February 02, 2016 - 7:56 am

Alex Krach has heard the Grover Museum called “the community’s best-kept secret.”

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County moves to relocate probation department
Updated: February 02, 2016 - 7:56 am

Administrative staff and files now line the hallway of the crowded Shelby County Probation Department in the top floor of the old Court House.

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Sunday 01/31/2016
Investigation notes details of fatal shooting
Updated: January 31, 2016 - 5:15 pm

Shelby County Prosecutor Brad Landwerlen reviewed over 40 hours of video and over 800 photographs from various sources while investigating the Sept. 20, 2015, police shooting of Jerrald Wright.

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Morristown Community honors service members
Updated: January 31, 2016 - 5:15 pm

MORISTOWN – While in her parents’ hometown of West Milton, Ohio, a local community member saw banners honoring local U.S. military members hanging in poles along the streets.

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'Sport your sport' at Parks Department annual dance
Updated: January 31, 2016 - 5:15 pm

The Shelbyville Parks and Recreation Department is inviting parents and children to reserve their tickets for the annual Daddy/Daughter and Mother/Son events at the Parks Department, Sunday, Feb. 21 and Sunday, Feb. 28.

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Nominations being accepted for Super Senior of the Year Award
Updated: January 31, 2016 - 5:15 pm

The Shelby County Council on Aging and Shelby Senior Services are accepting nominations for the 2016 Super Senior of the Year Award.

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Friday 01/29/2016
Edinburgh Man dies after one-vehicle I-65 crash
Posted: January 29, 2016

An Edinburgh man died after a one-vehicle crash Thursday morning on I-65.

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Communities take stand for boy with leukemia
Posted: January 29, 2016

NEW PALESTINE — Another community bone marrow registry event will take place for Brody Stephens at New Palestine High School, 4485 S. Victory Drive, New Palestine, on Feb. 12, during the Shelbyville-New Palestine boys basketball game.

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Gymnasts moving in Dodds Hall
Posted: January 29, 2016

MORRISTOWN ­— Flip for Fun Gymnastics will move from upstairs at Dodds Hall to the former fire department sometime in the next month.

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'Line!' to pull back curtain on theater
Posted: January 29, 2016

Local venue Christi’s Off-Broadway Theatre is throwing its support behind a local playwright and his play, “Line!,” which will hit the theater, 16 S. Tompkins Street, March 12-13, and March 18-19.

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No charges in Wright shooting
Posted: January 29, 2016

Officers involved in the September 2015 shooting of Jerrald Wright will not face charges, Shelby County Prosecutor Brad Landwerlen announced Thursday.

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Thursday 01/28/2016
Lewis addresses county health issues
Posted: January 28, 2016

Shelby County Health Department Sanitarian Robert Lewis has seen a lot of bad things in 30 years.

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Sunday alcohol sales bill defeated in committee
Posted: January 28, 2016

A bill which would have allowed Sunday alcohol sales failed in committee Wednesday, putting that push to rest for now.

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Chamber announces Denim and Diamonds award recipients
Posted: January 28, 2016

The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce recently announced most of the award recipients for the annual Denim and Diamonds Dinner, which takes place Feb. 23.

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No charges in Wright shooting
Updated: January 29, 2016 - 9:24 am

Officers involved in the September 2015 shooting of Jerrald Wright will not face charges, Shelby County Prosecutor Brad Landwerlen announced Thursday.

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Wednesday 01/27/2016
Hospital board reviews 2015, plans for '16
Posted: January 27, 2016

The Major Hospital Board of Directors reviewed 2015 and looked forward to 2016 at Monday night’s board meeting.

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Shelbyville D.A.R.E. officer becoming reserve
Posted: January 27, 2016

Shelbyville’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) officer will be retiring from full-time duty but will continue to serve the community in that role.

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Theater renovations continue during weekend
Posted: January 27, 2016

Volunteers continued improving the Strand Theatre during a work session on Saturday, making room for a balcony concession stand and the installation of new furnaces, as well as clearing the way for offices.

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No change in Shelby Co. school grades
Posted: January 27, 2016

A state law change meant that 2015 school accountability grades could go up, but not go down.

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Theater renovations continue during weekend
Posted: January 27, 2016

Volunteers continued improving the Strand Theatre during a work session on Saturday, making room for a balcony concession stand and the installation of new furnaces, as well as clearing the way for offices.

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Shelbyville D.A.R.E. officer becoming reserve
Posted: January 27, 2016

Shelbyville’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) officer will be retiring from full-time duty but will continue to serve the community in that role.

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Hospital board reviews 2015, plans for '16
Posted: January 27, 2016

The Major Hospital Board of Directors reviewed 2015 and looked forward to 2016 at Monday night’s board meeting.

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Monday 01/25/2016
Event shows importance of heart health in women
Updated: January 25, 2016 - 3:40 pm

The quick sellout of tickets for the Feb. 6 MHP Go Red for Women event at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino shows that women are aware how important it is to take care of their health.

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Triton Central teacher researches family lineage
Updated: January 27, 2016 - 2:46 pm

When Triton Central High School Spanish teacher Michael Buck first learned that he was part Native American, he was a child, but even then he was fascinated, even if it was in the way popular culture had depicted their way of life. When he was eight years old, he met his paternal great-grandmother for the first time, and said he could remember being disappointed.

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Waldron may lose traffic light
Updated: January 25, 2016 - 3:35 pm

The Shelby County Board of Commissioners approved a supplemental agreement for Shelby County Bridge 13, hired a new Weights and Measurements inspector and learned that Duke Energy will no longer allow access to the pole that holds the blinking traffic light in Waldron.

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Saturday 01/23/2016
Culinary students to compete in scholarship contest
Updated: January 25, 2016 - 3:35 pm

Last year was a big year for Shelby County students interested in culinary arts, with the Blue River Career Center introducing its new culinary arts program in August.

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Community asked to Be the Match for boy battling leukemia
Updated: January 26, 2016 - 9:26 am

Almost five years ago, 7-year old Brody Stephens went into remission from AML Leukemia.

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Lawmakers may dump recycling districts
Updated: January 23, 2016 - 4:11 pm

INDIANAPOLIS — Tossing glass, plastic and other material into recycling bins is such a reflex for most Hoosiers that some lawmakers now want to undo the 26-year-old law forcing the state to live green.

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Messer seeks re-election
Updated: January 23, 2016 - 4:12 pm

6th District Rep. Luke Messer officially kicked off his re-election campaign when he filed Thursday to run for a third term.

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Legislators moving forward on key issues
Updated: January 23, 2016 - 4:09 pm

Here’s a look at some of the bills local legislators are working on at the General Assembly.

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Friday 01/22/2016
Visitors Bureau still taking nominations for torchbearer
Posted: January 22, 2016

The Shelby County Tourism and Visitors Bureau is collecting nominations from the community for people to be a torchbearer during Shelby County’s portion of the Torch Relay for the Indiana Bicentennial on Sept. 24.

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McKay Road closing scheduled today
Posted: January 22, 2016

McKay Road will be closed or restricted to one lane after 8 a.m. today as crews work to address a drainage problem between Peninsula Drive and Meridian Street.

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Moving forward on SFD audit
Posted: January 22, 2016

The committee discussing the McGrath audit of the Shelbyville Fire Department held its last public meeting Thursday.

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It's in King to do good
Posted: January 22, 2016

During Indiana University’s Jan. 10 basketball game, local community leader Chris King was awarded the Duke Energy Difference Maker award for his support and involvement with Shelby County and its various organizations.

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Wednesday 01/20/2016
City Council helps new sidewalk program
Posted: January 20, 2016

The Shelbyville City Council on Wednesday approved seed money for a new sidewalk program that could supplement the city's existing sidewalk program.

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Attorney brings legal concerns over LOIT to county council
Posted: January 20, 2016

A Greensburg attorney representing a local resident went before the Shelby County Council on Tuesday evening to inform the board that his client felt the public safety local income tax ordinance approved in October was invalid due to an Indiana statute.

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