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Christmas parade festivities set for Friday

New light poles along the finished portion of East Washington Street are adorned with snowflakes for the holiday season.

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com Organizers for Shelbyville’s annual Christmas parade aren’t quite sure what to expect attendance-wise at this year’s festivities. On one hand, the forecast calls for a chance of rain Friday night, which c

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Lofton, WTHR coming to Shelbyville Friday

STAFF REPORT Indianapolis television station WTHR-13 will have a live remote in Shelbyville Friday morning. “Chuck’s Town Square Tour,” hosted by Chuck Lofton, will be live at Linne’s Bakery and Moore, 115 S. Harrison Street, from 5 to 7 a.m

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Council approves detailed plan for Hamilton Major project

By JEFF BROWN - jbrown@shelbynews.com The Shelbyville Common Council enacted three ordinances Monday night at City Hall, including approving a detailed plan for the Hamilton Major Place Planned Unit Development. The council, minus at-large representatives David Pha

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Hamblen's speaking ability brought success at FFA convention

Julia Hamblen, a senior at Shelbyville High School, recently finished in the top 16 in a Prepared Public Speaking competition at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis. The former Voice of SCUFFY has overcome speech difficulties to earn high praise from her peers.

By JEFF BROWN - jbrown@shelbynews.com Roughly eight competitors were left on the stage with four spots to fill in the National FFA Convention’s Prepared Speaking Contest. Shelbyville High School senior Julia Hamblen was one of the eight and holding out hope h

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Timber Creek Village celebrates grand opening

Three home-cooked meals will be served daily at Timber Creek Village for its residents.

By JEFF BROWN jbrown@shelbynews.com A two-year process of bringing Timber Creek Village assisted living facility to Shelbyville is nearly complete. Staff training started Monday and residents can begin moving in Nov. 25. Nearly half of the 40 apartments are

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Commissioners approve Community Crossing Agreements

By ROSS FLINT rflint@shelbynews.com The latest step in construction work on three bridges in Shelby County and on one country road took place with the approval of the Community Crossing Agreements with USI Consultants during Monday morning’s County Commissi

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Local teachers headed to Red For Ed Action Day

Local Shelbyville teachers rally at a Red For Ed rally on the public square in October. Representatives from all four Shelby County school districts will be attending the Red For Ed Action Day at the Indiana Statehouse on Tuesday.

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com A sea of red is expected to flood the Indiana Statehouse Tuesday morning when thousands of protestors participate in the much-anticipated Red For Ed Action Day rally. Among them will be teachers from Shelby County representing

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Integrity Biofuels idling production, beginning layoffs

STAFF REPORT Integrity Biofuels, located in Morristown, Indiana, will be idling its biodiesel production and has begun the layoff process.  Due to poor economic conditions in the biodiesel industry, the facility will be shutting down until further notice. 

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The biggest turkey in town

An artist’s rendition of “The Helbing” decorated for Thanksgiving with a pilgrim hat and pumpkins.

Dear Readers, This week I am proud to report that our Helbing symposium was a rousing success. Local citizens, along with Team Schwinn, discussed ideas on how to make “The Helbing” more popular. One idea was to incorporate The Helbing into the design of

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TC school district approved collective bargaining agreement

The first floor of the expanded fieldhouse will include a third court along with a larger entryway.

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com The Northwestern Consolidated Schools District school board approved a new collective bargaining agreement and heard an update on the initial plans for the expansion and renovation of the Triton Central Fieldhouse during Wednes

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Groceries for Good helping those in need

By JEFF BROWN jbrown@shelbynews.com The Shelbyville News continues its November tradition of helping stock local food pantries with its annual "Groceries for Good" event today at Mickey's T-Mart, 748 S. Harrison Street, in Shelbyville. The event runs from 9 a.m.

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Shelby County Players announces new home

Tom Kerwood, played by Ryan Gilpatrick, left, shouts at his youngest brother, Harry, played by Nolan Gadient, during a rehearsal of the comedy show “Tom, Dick and Harry” earlier this year.

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com For the past 10 years, Shelby County Players has been in the process of looking for a permanent facility that will house its entire operation. Since 2010, the organization has held most of its performances at the Strand Theatre

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Grover Museum planning 2020 Community Treasure Series

The Grover Museum will have the Streets of Old Shelby decorated for Christmas and open to the public Dec. 14, the same day Santa Claus visits.

By JEFF BROWN - jbrown@shelbynews.com The Grover Museum in conjunction with the Strand Theatre recently wrapped up the 2019 Community Treasure Series with its final presentation on “Letters.” The presentation hosted by Grover Museum director Alex Krach

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