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Gov. Holcomb visits Shelbyville on re-election campaign stop

Gov. Eric Holcomb (center) visits with City Councilman Rob Nolley (left) and Mayor Tom DeBaun (right) during a meet and greet at Grandma’s Pancake House on Monday. Holcomb announced he was running for re-election Saturday at Hoosier Gym in Knightstown and Shelbyville was one of several campaign stops at the start of the week.

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb kicked off his re-election campaign Saturday at the Hoosier Gym in Knighstown, but it wasn’t the only kickoff for the incumbent. Holcomb visited Shelbyville as one of several stops on Monday, whe

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Council rejects proposal to postpone final vote on downtown project

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com The Shelbyville City Council decided against a proposal brought forth by Councilman and mayoral candidate Brad Ridgeway (R-4th Ward) to postpone a final vote on the $19 million downtown project until after the upcoming mayoral

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Commissioners approve funding, water main

By HANNAH GUNNELL - hgunnell@shelbynews.com The Shelby County Board of Commissioners approved funding for the Shelby County Development Corporation (SCDC) Monday morning. The SCDC is a Shelby County organization paid for jointly by the county and by the City of She

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Animal shelter receives PETS award

Justice is off his oral medications and ready for his forever home. The Shelbyville/Shelby County Animal Shelter is looking for a family nearby to take him in.

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com First shocked, then humbled upon first hearing about the honor, the Shelbyville/Shelby County Animal Shelter gratefully accepted the Professional Excellence Through Service award on Saturday. The PETS award, given at the 21st a

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Scroggins to perform 'The Lost Hug' at Strand

By HANNAH GUNNELL - hgunnell@shelbynews.com “The Lost Hug,” a story written and performed by retired Indianapolis police officer, Air Force veteran and Shelby County resident Todd Scroggins, will be performed 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Strand Theatre. Scro

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School boards approve facility upgrades

The Triton Central field house will be expanded with a second floor following a 5-0 vote during Wednesday’s school board meeting. Southwestern will also be added its own field house following a second public hearing.

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com Two school districts are moving forward in their plans to upgrade facilities after voting to approve those proposed projects. The school boards for both Northwestern Consolidated School District and Southwestern Consolidated Sc

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Indiana Grand Racing and Casino accepting live dealer applications

STAFF REPORT Applications for live dealer positions and dealer school are being accepted at Indiana Grand Racing and Casino and Harrah’s Hoosier Park in Anderson. The launch of live table games is anticipated for January 2020 and candidates for external deal

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Furniture manufacturing discussion dives into Shelbyville history

Shelbyville High School history teacher Vince Bradburn, seated left, and Grover Museum director Alex Krach give a presentation about furniture manufacturing companies in Shelbyville, Indiana. Their slideshow included a map where each of the 32 companies were located.

By HANNAH GUNNELL - hgunnell@shelbynews.com “I thought it was freakin’ awesome,” said Bill Nicholson about the “Furniture Manufacturing” presentation at the Strand Theatre Wednesday evening. “Furniture Manufacturing” was th

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Thrift store set for Open House

Private contractor Dan Kellems completed the final touches this week to the exterior of the new St. Vincent dePaul Society Thrift Store that opens Saturdayfrom 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

By LUANN MASON - For The Shelbyville News A newly-formed organization of volunteers quickly learned the needs of Shelby County’s less fortunate residents in many facets of everyday life. Saturday, after nearly two years of dedicated, unselfish work, these men

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Wi-Fi issue delays dog park opening

By HANNAH GUNNELL - hgunnell@shelbynews.com The Wi-Fi at Blue River Memorial Park “fried,” which will result in further delay in the opening of the dog park, said Shelbyville Parks and Recreation Department director Karen Martin at the parks depart

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And They're Off

TSN columnist Kris Meltzer will be at Indiana Grand Saturday for the 25th running of the Indiana Derby. We sent him out to the track earlier in the week to snoop out some racing tips. Meltzer failed to bring home a single racing tip, however he brought back some interesting baking powder trivia.

- Dear readers, Saturday is the Indiana Derby. As President Trump would say, it’s a Yuge event for Shelbyville. Actually, it is huge event for Indiana. We citizens of Shelbyville are very fortunate to be the home of the only thoroughbred horse track in Indi

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TNT Exotics opens to public

TNT Exotics co-owner Twanna Simpson bottlefeeds a baby deer, Bouncer. Bouncer is the zoo's only baby deer. Simpson and her husband opened TNT Exotics because they want to provide an affordable way for kids to experience animals.

By HANNAH GUNNELL - hgunnell@shelbynews.com Ty and Twanna Simpson have exotic animals in their backyard. The Simpsons bought the property at 3840 State Road 9 in 2003, built their house on the property in 2006, and opened TNT Exotics, a zoo, on Sunday. “

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Dada Veda to perform at Strand Theatre

By HANNAH GUNNELL hgunnell@shelbynews.com Singer and songwriter Dada Veda will perform from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday at The Strand Theatre in downtown Shelbyville as part of his “Mission From God” tour. Veda will perform his original folk-country

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Proposed Hubler storage rental facility moving forward

By JEFF BROWN - jbrown@shelbynews.com A storage rental facility that will sit on property owned by Brad Hubler is moving forward after the project received four zoning variances Tuesday night at the Shelbyville Board of Zoning Appeals meeting at City Hall. The vaca

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Get Healthy Here features new activities, free market bucks

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com Tasty food, new fitness ideas and free giveaways highlight the sixth annual Get Healthy Here event in downtown Shelbyville Saturday. The event starts at 8 a.m. and goes until noon on the West Washington Street plaza. ̶

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Former exchange student brings host family to France

Wandrille “Vindy” Peltier, left, invited his former host parents, Sirina and Doug Cassidy, to stay with him and his family in his home just outside Paris, France, for ten days in June. Peltier holds his youngest child, Sam, on his shoulders while Doug holds Peltier’s oldest child, William. Sirina Cassidy, center, said William liked riding on Doug’s shoulders and enjoyed pulling Doug’s ears.

By HANNAH GUNNELL - hgunnell@shelbynews.com Doug and Sirina Cassidy hosted former French exchange student Wandrille “Vindy” Peltier 20 years ago, but for 10 days last month, Peltier hosted them. Peltier worked with the Cassidys’ two sons to s

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Board of Works approves house demolition

By HANNAH GUNNELL - hgunnell@shelbynews.com The “eyesore” structure at 651 W. Franklin Street will be demolished. The Board of Works and Public Safety and Ron Cameron, the owner of the property, came to an agreement that the house will need to be torn d

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Toray Resin earns prestigious safety award

Toray Resin Company staff members attach the white VPP Award flagto raise and signify the company as the first in Shelby County to receive the prestigious safety award.

By JEFF BROWN jbrown@shelbynews.com Rick Ruble tried to explain just want it meant to earn a Voluntary Protection Program Award.  Ruble, the commissioner of the Indiana Department of Labor, came to Shelbyville Thursday afternoon to bestow the honor on&#

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Indianapolis man arrested following local robbery

A robbery at AT&T in Shelbyville resulted in the arrest of Amaris Jones, 18, of Indianapolis. Two other men are still wanted, according to Shelbyville police.

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com An Indianapolis man is in the Shelby County Jail following a robbery that took place at the AT&T store in Shelbyville on Monday. Amaris N. Jones, 18, was charged with robbery while armed with a deadly weapon, theft, resisti

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2020 Census offers employment opportunities

STAFF REPORT The U.S. Census Bureau continues to recruit thousands of workers for temporary jobs available nationwide in advance of the 2020 Census, presenting numerous opportunities for applicants from Indiana communities. The 2020 Census Jobs website allows appli

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