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Gordmans celebrates grand opening

Employees of the new Gordmans retail store cut the ribbon to celebrate the store’s grand opening Wednesday at 1818 E. State Road 44 in Shelbyville.

By JEFF BROWN - jbrown@shelbynews.com Goody’s is now Gordmans. And Gordmans is now open. The off-price retail store celebrated its grand opening Wednesday afternoon and welcomed a long line of guests eager to see what was offered. Gordmans replaced Goody̵

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Banister promoted within IHRC

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission recently promoted Joyse Banister of Fairland to the position of Standardbred Breed Development Program Coordinator.

By LUANN MASON - For The Shelbyville News Being around horses all her life continues to shape the personal and professional life of Joyse Banister. The Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC) recently named the Fairland resident coordinator of its Standardbred Breed

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Plan, prepare, practice for severe weather

STAFF REPORT Shelby County Emergency Management urges residents to prepare in advance for dangers storms during Severe Weather Preparedness Week, which runs March 17-23. Historically, Indiana has experienced some of the state’s worst thunderstorms, tornadoes

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Indiana Grand hosting Job Fair

STAFF REPORT Area residents will have an additional opportunity to join the work force at Indiana Grand Racing and Casino in Shelbyville. A second Job Fair will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 30 in the first floor OTB of the Race Course building. In anticipati

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Local teachers honored with Charles Craft Impact Award

Triton Central High School band director Joey Shepherd, second from right, received the award last week. From left are Leadership Shelby County representatives Madison Ritchison, Matthew Sexton and Buffy Powers, Charles Craft, Shepherd and Emma Miano.

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com Jim Helsley wasn’t quite sure why Morristown Jr/Sr. High School Principal Ken Howell called all of his students out of class on Monday, two days before Spring Break. “He’s always quite the prankster,” He

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Ranger Power gets tax abatement

By JEFF BROWN - jbrown@shelbynews.com Ranger Power’s $175 million solar project that will be built in northeastern Shelby County will get a tax abatement. On Tuesday, the Shelby County Council voted 5-1 with one abstention to grant the tax abatement to Ranger

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Shelby Roadrunners provide exercise accountability

By MARSHA APSLEY - For The Shelbyville News It’s Saturday morning, a little before 7:30 a.m. on the Public Square in downtown Shelbyville, and people are starting to gather by the fountain. This happens every single Saturday of the year ... without fail.

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Aunt Becky, say it isn't so

Kris Meltzer’s parody of the doctored photo used to get Loughlin’s daughters into USC. However, Meltzer has taken over as the coxswain and made Loughlin and her daughter rowers. It does appear that he has brought along a picnic basket, no doubt containing caviar and champagne.

- Dear readers, Last week I had one of my usual recurring school dreams. Not the one where I am in high school and can’t remember my locker combination. It was the one where I am in college standing beneath the statue of Emil Faber, the founder of Faber Col

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Police department designates Aldridge as 'Honorary Officer'

Breanna Aldridge is joined by several members of the Shelbyville Police Department Monday night at City Hall after she was named an “Honorary Officer” of the department.

By JEFF BROWN - jbrown@shelbynews.com Some people do not see the Shelbyville Police Department as very helpful. Others, have found solace in the department’s support – often in difficult situations. Breanna Aldridge has leaned on the police departm

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Downtown Project Committee stages inaugural meeting

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com The Shelbyville City Council Downtown Project Committee discussed the impending road construction on East Washington Street during its first meeting Tuesday morning. City Engineer Matt House was unable to definitively say when

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Engineering work to begin on roundabout project

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com Plans to turn the intersection of Miller Street and McKay Road into a roundabout took another step forward Tuesday morning when members of the Board of Works approved by a 3-0 vote to sign a follow-up contract between the city

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Former SHS valedictorian developing acting career

Emily Scott (playing Ellie) and Jackie Dallas(playing Tess) perform in a scene in “REPRESENT.” Submitted photo

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com Emily Scott is living her dream. The 2010 Shelbyville High School valedictorian is living in Los Angeles, writing scripts and finding jobs on camera as often as possible in Hollywood. She had a speaking role in the movie “

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Drug Free youth council cleans up Shelbyville

From left, Shelbyville High School junior Landon Watson, junior Ethan Bohman, senior Abigail Miller, senior Allison DeWitt, junior Madison Atkins and Drug Free Shelby County Youth Coordinator Lizzy Clark show the amount of cigarette butts collected while in the middle of cleaning up Morrison Park Friday morning.

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com A group of Shelbyville High School students were spotted bending over and picking up cigarette butts Friday morning as curious passengers in cars watched while driving by. Five students volunteered part of their morni

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NCAA Bracket Challenge for nonprofits

STAFF REPORT To celebrate the 2019 NCAA men’s basketball tournament and support local nonprofits, TCC Gives is encouraging college basketball fans nationwide to participate in the “TCC Gives Bracket Challenge for Good” by submitting their NCAA bra

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