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History comes to life at National History Day

Triton Central students answer questions about their exhibit on the Little Rock Nine, which was the name given to nine black students who enrolled at Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., in September 1957. The high school had been all white up to that point and their enrollment came in the aftermath of Brown v. Board of Education, a Supreme Court ruling in 1954 that declared segregation in public schools to be unconstitutional.

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com Aaliyah Turner, Makayla Slentz and Anastasia Stevens waited patiently as a pair of judges finished up scoring Melissa Myers’ performance Thursday afternoon. When the judges were finished, it was showtime. Turner, Slentz a

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McDonald's hands out MAC grants to 4 teachers

McDonald’s Supervisor Zack Wojtowicz, McDonald’sowners and operators Paul and Karen Wojtowicz and Shelbyville Middle School teacher Shannon Bishop pose for a photo during the McDonald’s Make Activities Count (MAC) grant presentation.

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com Four Shelby County teachers will be able to pursue projects in their classroom after receiving McDonald’s Make Activities Count (MAC) grants on Friday. Triton Central Middle School teachers Jamie Tindall, Crystal Brown an

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Manilla man injured after being struck by Chevrolet

STAFF REPORT A Manilla man was injured and taken to the hospital after being struck by a vehicle in the morning on Tuesday. Charles Cohee, 55, was taken to MHP Medical Center for his injuries after a gray Chevrolet, driven by Abigail Meister, 36, of Flat Rock, coll

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Black Hawk helicopter instructor finds second vocation

Kevin “Brick” Kyle is navigating in a different direction after his recent retirement from nearly 37 years of varied service in all operations aspects of the Black Hawk helicopters based at the Indiana Army National Guard Aviation Support Facility near Fairland.

By LUANN MASON - For The Shelbyville News He filled various positions in the air and on the ground for nearly 37 years in all operations aspects of the Black Hawk helicopters based at the Indiana Army National Guard Aviation Support Facility near Fairland. Now, Kev

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Shelby Eastern school board votes to support solar farm

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com Shelby Eastern Schools is throwing its support behind efforts for a proposed solar farm in northeast Shelby County. The school board voted 5-0 in favor of supporting Ranger Power, a company from New York that has proposed turni

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2019 racing dates approved for Indiana Grand Racing

The 17th season of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing at Indiana Grand will begin on April 16, 2019.

STAFF REPORT The Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC) held its regular monthly meeting at Indiana Grand Wednesday. Included on the agenda was the approval of racing dates for 2019 at both Indiana Grand in Shelbyville and Harrah’s Hoosier Park in Anderson. B

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CORRECTION: Grover Museum tree display celebrates Shelby County's first settlement

- CORRECTION: Grover Museum tree display celebrates Shelby County’s first settlement A story in Thursday’s The Shelbyville News incorrectly stated that the tree display at Grover Museum celebrates Shelby County’s bicentennial. The display is cel

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Third annual Christmas event at Grover features Santa, hot chocolate

The Streets of Old Shelby have been transformed to get into the Christmas spirit in preparation for “Christmas in Old Shelby,” which runs from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Grover Museum.

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com Santa and Mrs. Claus will be stopping by to visit children for a few hours during Grover Museum’s third annual “Christmas in Old Shelby” event. The event runs from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the museum. Staff and vo

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Mistletoe Market offers more downtown holiday fun

Santa Claus, shownhere with Mrs. Claus at the downtown Shelbyville holiday parade on Nov. 16, will return to the Public Square Saturday for the Mistletoe Market.

By JEFF BROWN - jbrown@shelbynews.com The final First Friday event of 2018 is merely a prelude to Saturday’s Mistletoe Market which will liven up downtown Shelbyville with more holiday spirit. With the holiday parade where Santa makes his first appearance in

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Reward for info on pit bull's injuries increased to $10K

Justice, the 2-year-old pit bull whowas found withmultiple burn injuries in November, continues to recover. The reward for information on who was responsible for his injuries has been increased to $10,000.

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com The 2-year-old pit bull that suffered burns throughout his body continues to recover and the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible was recently increased. There is now

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Woman dies in I-74 accident early Wednesday morning

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com A female driver died as a result of an accident on Interstate 74 East early Wednesday morning. The identity of the woman was not released because a positive identification had not been made as of 2 p.m. First responders found t

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City Council cracks down on fence materials

By JEFF BROWN - jbrown@shelbynews.com Following the Shelbyville Plan Commission’s recent recommendation to amend the Unified Development Ordinance with regard to fences, the City Council approved it Monday night.  The change in the ordinance language cam

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Construction signage drawing complaints

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com Street signs remain up on the southwest side of the intersection of Harrison and Broadway streets, to the chagrin of some residents. “I’ve gotten multiple questions about why the signs are still up and there’s

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Morristown shows off holiday spirit

On a crisp December night in Morristown, a Christmas tree was lit in front of the Town Hall along Main St. Several families enjoyed cookies and hot chocolate before Santa Claus arrived to help light the tree.

By JEFF BROWN - jbrown@shelbynews.com MORRISTOWN — The first annual lighting of the Morristown Christmas tree could have taken place in 2017.  Time and financial hindrances were a concern. But when city officials approached the leaders of the community-b

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Police seek help locating missing Shelbyville man

STAFF REPORT The Shelbyville Police Department is seeking assistance in locating Derek B. Beagle, who was reported missing Saturday. Derek, not seen since late evening on Nov. 24, was last seen in the 300 block of West Jackson Street, near his Shelbyville residen

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Information meeting set for students interested in Sister City trip

STAFF REPORT Students in grades 7-12 that are interested in visiting Shelbyville’s sister city in Japan, should contact the Shelby County International Relations Council. The 30-year strong sister city relationship with Shizuoka City/Kambara has included seve

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County to seek new bids for fuel prices

By JOHN WALKER - jwalker@shelbynews.com Vendors will be asked to re-bid for a contract with county government to supply gasoline and diesel fuel at the pump. At their weekly meeting on Monday in the Court House Annex, 25 W. Polk St., the Shelby County Commissioners

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Christmas items up for sale at annual SES bazaar

These items are up for sale during the Christmas bazaar, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Waldron Jr/Sr. High School.

By ROSS FLINT rflint@shelbynews.com Stocking stuffers and Christmas decorations will be available for purchase during the third annual Shelby Eastern Schools' Christmas bazaar this weekend. This year’s bazaar takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Wa

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