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Nippon Steel Sumikin factory officially opens

Nippon Steel & Sumikin Cold Heading Wire Indiana, or NSCI, 400 Northbrook Drive, is now officially open in Shelbyville, employing about 70 workers. At agrand opening event Wednesday attended by some 150 people, Gov. Eric Holcomb, second from right, joined Yoshio Sugiyama, left, senior managing director of Aoyama Seisakushio, Naoki Ito, second from left, general consul of Japan in Chicago, and Hideoki Kimura, right, president of NSCI, in a traditional “Kagami-Baraki” or Sake Barrel ceremony to celebrate.

By JOHN WALKER - jwalker@shelbynews.com About 150 guests joined company executives and Gov. Eric Holcomb for the official grand opening of a new manufacturing operation in Shelbyville. Nippon Steel & Sumikin Cold Heading Wire Indiana, or NSCI, 400 Nor

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Clay Academy offering another preschool option

Clay Academy will be open in time for the 2018-19 school year for incoming preschool students. The school will have an open house from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com It’s been a three-year process for Alisha Clay, and early on in the process she had her doubts. But her love of teaching and seeing a young student light up with new knowledge was too much of a draw, so she kept going. Sh

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SES school board member serves by filling up truck

A collection of school supplies sit in the bed of Jason Redd’s truck Wednesday morning in the Morristown Elementary School parking lot.

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com Jason Redd is no stranger to Morristown schools. The Shelby Eastern Schools board member has been known to attend Morristown High School basketball games decked out in eye-catching yellow-and-black Morristown apparel. And as a

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Artistic activities to invade Blue River Memorial Park

Arts In the Park is set to start at 9 a.m. Saturday with a variety of activities and demonstrations for local art enthusiasts. The morning offers local children the opportunity to try their hand at various artistic activities.

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com Shelby County residents, particularly children, can show off their artistic side this weekend with the return of Arts In the Park. Now in its seventh year, the event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Blue River Memorial Pa

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Ethanol plant public meeting moved to SHS

By JOHN WALKER - jwalker@shelbynews.com Strong public interest has prompted relocation of a public meeting on a proposal to build an ethanol plant northwest of Shelbyville. The city’s Plan Commission is now due to meet Monday in Breck Auditorium at Shel

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New player lands trail contract

By JOHN WALKER - jwalker@shelbynews.com Olco Inc. of Batesville will construct the next phase of the Blue River Trail. Members of Shelbyville’s Board of Works, which oversees all city government departments, voted 2-0 at their weekly meeting Tuesday mor

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Caesars Entertainment completes purchase of Centaur Holdings

Caesars Entertainment officially took over operation of Shelbyville’s Indiana Grand Racing & Casino on Monday afternoon.

STAFF REPORT Caesars Entertainment Corporation now owns Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in Shelbyville. On Monday, Caesars Entertainment announced it has completed its acquisition of Centaur Holdings, LLC for $1.7 billion in cash, $1.625 billion of which was due

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On-site school registration begins this week

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com They are five words local children probably dread to hear this time of year: Time to register for school. Indeed, it’s that time of the summer when families are turning their attention from vacations on the beach to prepa

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Airport board considering flight school proposal

By JOHN WALKER - jwalker@shelbynews.com A special meeting of the Shelbyville Municipal Airport’s Board of Commissioners is set for July 25 to consider a proposal to build gyroplanes at the airport. Zipper Aviation LLC would also like to open a school at the a

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Commissioners act on child care reporting law

By JOHN WALKER - jwalker@shelbynews.com A new law by the Indiana General Assembly requires that child care providers send state regulators proof of their compliance with child care rules in counties and cities where they operate. Some counties

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Legal Aid offers free clinic

STAFF REPORT Legal Aid, an operation out of Columbus, Indiana, announced several free Legal Aid Clinics for low-income members of the community who seek legal guidance. On Wednesday, the first of these clinics will be held at Shelby County Community Corrections fro

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Theft report leads to meth arrest

STAFF REPORT A report of a theft in progress at the Dollar General in Shelbyville resulted in the arrest of two Shelbyville residents Saturday night. James E. Bradley, 37, and Wendy M. Morrow-Brown, 35, were both charged with theft and Bradley was also charged wit

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Local businesses lament over road construction

At the Strand Theatre, 215 S. Harrison St., director David Finkel said the road construction has been a costly nuisance, but the contractor has been very accommodating to minimize the disruption.

By LUCY GAY - For The Shelbyville News Since the beginning of the Milestone Construction process on Harrison Street, many local businesses have had the opportunity to evolve their marketing techniques to draw in new customers. However, these business owne

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Chamber launches new website, community calendar

A newwebsite launched by the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce features links to various services and relevant information offered by the organization including a new community calendar of events. This compressed image shows only part of thethings available on the new site. Screen capture

By JOHN WALKER - jwalker@shelbynews.com One-stop-shopping is the goal for the new website created by the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce. WeAreShelbyCounty.com is a reference homepage showcasing the various programs and services offered by the loca

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Ramey excited to step up as Hendricks principal

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com The departure of a mentor was “bittersweet” for Deryck Ramey, but the opportunity to lead Hendricks Elementary was too good to pass up. Ramey, who was hired as Hendricks’ assistant principal prior to the start

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Recycling advisors talk banning trash from events

By JOHN WALKER - jwalker@shelbynews.com Trash and general refuse has been accepted routinely at the county’s public recycling events.  However the Citizen Advisory Committee of the Shelby County Recycling District is considering a proposal

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Determined to be 'out going'

Buddenbaum leads a coloring class once a week at the Horizon Center of Shelby Senior Services, Inc., located on South Harrison Street. Buddenbaum is pictured left with fellow artist Marjorie Price.

By LUANN MASON - For The Shelbyville News Difficult situations challenge Cyndie Buddenbaum daily, but the 62-year-old’s strong determination lets her conquer obstacles that could easily deflate the independence she claims while seated on a motorized wheelchai

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Bark park plan delayed

By JOHN WALKER - jwalker@shelbynews.com A proposal to open a park for dogs in Shelbyville is in the doghouse while the city looks for a new location. Earlier this year a team from Leadership Shelby County came up with the idea of putting a “bark park” f

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Benefit to raise funds for Kids Fishing Day

Residents wait for a bite during last year’s Kids Fishing Day. This year’s event takes place Sept. 8 and the benefit that raises money for it takes place Aug. 18 at the Eagles Lodge, 20 E. Franklin St. in Shelbyville.

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com When Brad Landwerlen and Jack Bassett organized the inaugural Kids Fishing Day a year ago, they were hoping 50-75 local children came out to the lake at the Shelby County Fraternal Order of Police property. And when around 15 p

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Hospital Foundation calls for Heroes

By JOHN WALKER - jwalker@shelbynews.com After a successful effort last year, the Major Hospital Foundation is once again holding its “Everyday Hero” campaign. Begun in Australia, everydayhero.org is an online platform that allows users to raise money fo

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Lilly Endowment scholarship application now available

Emmy Wendling, then a senior at Southwestern High School, was the 2017-18 recipient of the Lilly Endowment Scholarship. Wendling said shewill be able to attend Butler University to study pharmacy with the scholarship.

STAFF REPORT Students who attend any of the five Shelby County schools or a regionally accredited Indiana high school may now apply for the 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship through the Blue River Community Foundation. The application deadline is Sept. 1.

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