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Parents learn tips on improving preschool skills

Students share a book at the reading tree. While students were read a story, their parents were given tips on what type of books they should read to their child during Thursday’s educational event calledGray Matters: Building Your Brain Through Play.

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com Parents of preschoolers from around Shelby County picked up a few ideas on how to build their children’s skill sets Thursday evening at the Shelbyville Central Schools preschool as part of Gray Matters: Building Your Brai

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Ryan shares personal story of drug abuse

Tim Ryan discusses his experiences with addiction. Ryan started drinking at age 14 and doingcocaine at 15. He’s been sober for seven years after spending time in prison.

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com It took three weeks of being “dope sick” in prison before Tim Ryan decided he was done using drugs and drinking alcohol. Sentenced to seven years in prison after being caught for the fifth time driving with a revoke

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New corporate airplane hangar nearly complete

By JEFF BROWN - jbrown@shelbynews.com There was no discussion as to whether Runnebohm Construction will leave a giant red bow on the front doors of the new one-million-dollar corporate hangar that is nearly complete at the Shelbyville Municipal Airport. The Aviatio

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Fruitcake, a Christmas tradition

How many fruitcakes are in the photo? Hint: one of them is on the plate.

- Dear Readers, I think it was 20th century philosopher Forrest Gump who said “Life is like a fruitcake, full of nuts”, or maybe it was Gomer Pyle. Then again it might have been John Kerry or even Fabio. Now that we are in the 21st century, the detail

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Shelby County's first ArtAbility Contest seeks student entries

Karla Coffey examines how artwork is displayed in The Gallery at 5 Public Square, Shelbyville, as part of the preparation for Shelby County’s ArtAbility contest and show planned in the spring to showcase the creativity and artistic abilities of high school students with special needs.

By LUANN MASON - For The Shelbyville News When an idea “popped” into Karla Coffey’s head, she took action. Now, the mother of a special needs teenager wants all high school students living with disabilities to create a work of art for Shelby Count

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Youngsters star in Buck Creek's holiday production

Dana, played by Jayda Glynn, middle,and Pink, played by Macy Laycock, right, debate what to do while stuck at the community center as Bjorn, played by Dylan Albertson, listens in.

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com Scott Fleshood knew he had a daunting task in front of him when he agreed to direct Buck Creek Players’ latest production, “Closed For the Holidays.” It was daunting enough that as with any holiday show, every

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SCP presents wolf's tale in latest production

Taylor Dennis and Brook Dennis (playing piggies), Tiffany Wilson (playing journalist Lillian Magill) and Tyler Riley (playing Rocky) perform a song during Tuesday’s rehearsal for Shelby County Players’ latest production, “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs.”

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com Alex T. Wolf, perhaps better known as the “Big Bad Wolf,” has been misrepresented over the years. The story “The Three Little Pigs” was from the pigs’ perspective and did not accurately reflect wha

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Mistletoe Market adds live music to festivities

Shelbyville Mayor Tom DeBaun, left, and Santa initiate the countdown to the lighting of the city’s Christmas tree on the Public Square after the holiday parade on Nov. 22.

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com The second annual Mistletoe Market is aiming to put residents in the holiday spirit in chilly but manageable weather this weekend. This year’s event is set to run from 5-8 p.m. Saturday on East Washington Street in Shelby

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Young case still unsolved two years later

STAFF REPORT Two years after Chris Young disappeared and was found dead in the Big Blue River, the case remains open and unsolved. On Dec. 3, 2017, Young, who had been reported missing to the Shelbyville Police Department approximately one month earlier, was found

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City approves deal with Westport Homes

With the City of Shelbyville striking a deal with Westport Homes to assist with infrastructure costs, the Twin Lakes subdivision will be adding 90 more homes starting in 2020. The houses are expected to sell for a minimum of $200,000.

By JEFF BROWN - jbrown@shelbynews.com For Shelbyville to continue to grow and prosper, new rooftops are needed. In 2020, three projects could be underway that would add over 300 new homes. One of those projects received city assistance Monday night at the Shelbyvil

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'Dope Man' to share his story at SHS

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com A motivational speaker who has appeared on television and been featured in national media publications will be speaking at Shelbyville High School, and the deputy director of Shelby County Community Corrections is hoping the co

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East Washington Street project still progressing

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com Despite weather slowing progress, asphalt paving on East Washington Street is expected to be completed by the end of the year, City Engineer Matt House told the Board of Works during its pre-meeting Tuesday morning. House provi

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Deadline set for 'Letters to Santa'

STAFF REPORT The Shelbyville News will continue its holiday tradition of publishing letters to Santa Claus from local youth. As in 2018, the letters to Santa will appear in a week-long series of publications depending on the overall number of letters submitted to T

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Robinson's faith led to teaching, writing

Michael Robinson recently completed his third book while continuing his teaching career at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas.

By JEFF BROWN - jbrown@shelbynews.com Michael Robinson grew up in Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church watching his father, Ron, serve as pastor to his community. That influence weighed heavily on Michael, who majored in Secondary Education at Indiana University Purdue Univer

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A journalistic milestone

- There are very, very few things I have done in my life for 20 consecutive years. Education comes to mind but preschool to college graduation did not take a full 20 years. I haven’t owned a home or a car for 20 years. I still have a coat buried deep in a c

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BRCF applications due Jan. 15

STAFF REPORT Local students have until mid-January to submit applications for Blue River Community Foundation scholarships. The deadline to submit applications, which can be completed on the foundation’s website, www.blueriverfoundation.com, is Jan. 15, 2020.

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