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Waldron student killed in automobile accident

Jacob James, The Shelbyville News Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year in 2018 from Waldron, was killed in an automobile accident Sunday in rural Shelby County.

By ROSS FLINT and JEFF BROWN - shelbynews@shelbynews.com Jacob James, a senior at Waldron High School in southeastern Shelby County, passed away in a car accident late Sunday night, according to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department. The family of James, a s

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Hamilton-Major project brings heated council discussion

By JEFF BROWN - jbrown@shelbynews.com All 13 proposed homes that are part of the Hamilton-Major project will be highly scrutinized before being built. The Shelbyville Common Council heard from Plan Commission director Adam Rude, Tom Davis of Genesis Property D

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County high school choirs to take Strand stage

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com About five dozen Shelby County high school students will take the stage for a performance at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Strand Theatre in downtown Shelbyville. The annual Choir Fest, featuring the four county schools along wit

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Halloween festivities offer options for all

The Shelbyville/Shelby County Animal Shelter is hosting the seventh annual haunted trail, featuring a new trail and additional props.

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com Looking to be frightened in celebration of Halloween? The Shelbyville/Shelby County Animal Shelter has it covered. Looking for a family-friendly Halloween event that won’t leave little children restless late at night? The

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Asher presented 'Rising Star' award

Brian Asher was recently presented with a “Rising Star” award from the Indiana Economic Development Association.

STAFF REPORT Brian Asher, executive director of Shelby County Development Corp., has received the Rising Star Peer Recognition from the Indiana Economic Development Association (IEDA). In his four years as executive director, Asher has played key roles in attractin

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Here is a look at scheduled meetings for the upcoming week. Monday Shelby County Commissioners: 8 a.m. at the Courthouse Annex, 25 W. Polk St., Room 206, in Shelbyville Shelbyville Common Council: 8:30 a.m. at City Hall, 44 W. Washington St. in Shelbyville; pre-mee

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Rockin' good time coming to Strand Theatre

Terry Lee and His Million Dollar Band will be performing 1950s hit rock and roll music at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Strand Theatre.

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com Terry Lee knows his “friends” – as he calls them – are going down memory lane when they watch him perform. The 1950s rock and roll tribute musician looks out at the audience, many of whom with smiles on

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Specialty license plate benefits breast cancer awareness

STAFF REPORT Successful sales of the Breast Cancer Awareness specialty license plate has enabled the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust (IBCAT) to award $608,000 in competitive grants this year. IBCAT is the only organization in Indiana authorized to sell the Br

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Morristown Fall Festival set with entertainment, vendors

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com Elaine Goble Carlton doesn’t know how many will attend next weekend’s Morristown Community Fall Festival. An estimate would be rather difficult considering it’s the first time the community has held the event.

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Election race preview for clerk-treasurer

By JEFF BROWN - jbrown@shelbynews.com Frank Zerr is finishing his fifth term as the City of Shelbyville’s clerk-treasurer. Scott Asher is nearing the end of his third term on the Shelby County Council. Zerr wants to give the city one more term. Asher is ready

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Curtiss honored for devotion to Scouting program

Shelbyville native Beth Curtiss was among 12 Central Indiana adults honored recently with the Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver Award. The distinguished award is the highest recognition the Crossroads of America Council, headquartered in Indianapolis, can bestow upon its adult volunteers who must be nominated for the honor and meet specific requirements.

By LUANN MASON - For The Shelbyville News Beth Curtiss has shattered the boundaries of her comfort zone, learning that “it’s possible to stretch and become something beyond yourself.” Her role as a volunteer in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) for

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Kid Quill to perform at Old National Centre

Mitchell Brown, whose stage name is Kid Quill, performs at Union Stage in Washington D.C. on Oct. 6.

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com Mitchell Brown, who goes by Kid Quill on stage, gave a basketball analogy when asked about his first headlining tour. Calling it a “blast” and “eye-opening,” the 2012 Shelbyville High School graduate sai

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Board of Works agenda overloaded with dog bite cases

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com The Board of Works found itself in a bit of a predicament during its weekly Tuesday morning meeting. Listening to one of seven dog bite cases that the Shelbyville/Shelby County Animal Shelter has dealt with in the past week, th

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