Government

Bridging the Skills Gap

Bridging the Skills Gap

I recently attended the Graduation Ceremony for the first Manufacturing Skills Connection class for Shelby County. This program is designed to help equip the workforce with the skills and abilities that are needed in the current manufacturing environment. The MSC program is a collaborative effort between Government, Industry, and Education. Duke Energy has been a major […]

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Commission provides clearer picture of college completion in Indiana

Commission provides clearer picture of college completion in Indiana

The Commission for Higher Education delivered the state’s clearest and most comprehensive picture yet of college graduation rates in Indiana with the release of the first “Indiana College Completion Reports.” “Improving college completion is a complex problem, but overcoming Indiana’s completion challenge begins with a clearer understanding of where we are and where we need […]

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First Lady Partners with Indiana’s Female Statewide Office Holders for Hoosier Heroines Essay Contest

First Lady Partners with Indiana’s Female Statewide Office Holders for Hoosier Heroines Essay Contest

First Lady Karen Pence announced today that the state is now accepting entries for the Hoosier Heroines essay contest. She is joined by Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann, Secretary of State Connie Lawson, Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz and Auditor Suzanne Crouch, in inviting students grades 6-9 to participate in an essay contest telling who […]

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Apsley Kicks Off Campaign for Superior Court

R. Kent Apsley Campaign Photo

A large group of friends and supporters gathered at the home of Susan and Jeff Kent last night to join Kent Apsley in announcing his campaign for Judge of Shelby Superior Court No. 1. Apsley is currently serving his fourth term as Shelby County’s Prosecuting Attorney.   The retirement of Judge Jack Tandy from the […]

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Shelby County Displays Memorabilia in Lt. Governor’s Executive Office at the Indiana State House

Display of Shelby County Memorabilia

Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann welcomed Hoosiers from Shelby County to her office to display memorabilia that represents the county in the front display cabinet in her executive office in the Indiana State House. Donated by the Indiana Hardwoods Association, the glass-paneled oak cabinet was built by Jasper Cabinet and given to the Lt. Governor’s Office […]

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New Emergency Alert System for Shelby County

New Emergency Alert System for Shelby County

As of December 1st, 2013 the WENS Emergency Notification System will no longer be available to Shelby County Residents. The County has contracted with a new service known as Nixle. In order to receive the new alerts, you will need to sign up for these alerts. There are multiple ways to do this, including text, […]

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Higher Education Chief Calls for Changes

Higher Education Chief Calls for Changes

Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers today called upon the state’s college and universities to embrace proactive college advising practices that will help Hoosier students better navigate their program of study and complete college on time. “Indiana students often experience college as a maze rather than as path to success, and many finish with […]

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New Study Points to Improved Student Graduation

New Study Points to Improved Student Graduation

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education (CHE) today spotlighted effective college advising practices that will help Hoosier students better navigate their program of study and complete college on time. “Far too many students in Indiana start college without a real plan for their education or a clear path to graduation, and many end up with […]

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Indiana Higher Education Official to Address Congress on Military College Credit

Indiana Higher Education Official to Address Congress on Military College Credit

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Indiana’s Senior Associate Commissioner for Higher Education, Dr. Ken Sauer, will testify at a special Congressional hearing at 12 p.m. (EDT) on Wednesday, Sept. 11 as the expert from the Multi-State Collaborative on Military Credit. The Multi-State Collaborative on Military Credit began 18 months ago and is comprised of seven states: Indiana, […]

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Workforce Readiness Task Force Formed

City of Shelbyville Seal

Local Task Force Formed to Enhance Shelby County Workforce Readiness Shelbyville Mayor Tom DeBaun today announced that a local task force has been formed to evaluate and strengthen the area’s workforce readiness and the community’s ability to attract and retain business and industry. The task force idea was the result of discussions that took place […]

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Upcoming Events

Oct
22
Wed
all-day Pet Food Drive @ Orscheln Farm & Home Supply
Pet Food Drive @ Orscheln Farm & Home Supply
Oct 22 – Nov 30 all-day
Pet Food Drive @ Orscheln Farm & Home Supply | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
Now throughout November – Pet Food Drive! The Shelbyville/Shelby County Animal Shelter are in dire need of the following items: Wet & dry dog & cat food, Cat litter, Dog & cat treats (soft &[...]
Nov
1
Sat
all-day 4-H Enrollment @ Purdue Extension - Shelby County
4-H Enrollment @ Purdue Extension - Shelby County
Nov 1 – Jan 15 all-day
4-H Enrollment @ Purdue Extension - Shelby County | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
New 4-H enrollment period is November 1st through January 15th.  Those enrolling after January 15th will not be eligible to enter projects at the fair.  Enrollment is $20 for regular 4-H members and $5 for[...]
Nov
27
Thu
11:30 am Community Thanksgiving Dinner @ Crossroad Community Church
Community Thanksgiving Dinner @ Crossroad Community Church
Nov 27 @ 11:30 am
Community Thanksgiving Dinner @ Crossroad Community Church | Arthur | Illinois | United States
Fellowship starts at 11:30 a.m. 475 E Progress Pkwy (1 mile south of McKay Road on St. Rd. 9) Delivery of meals available by calling 317-398-2575 Transportation provided from Salvation Army lot (pick up @[...]
Nov
28
Fri
8:00 am Burn It Off @ Intelliplex Conference Center
Burn It Off @ Intelliplex Conference Center
Nov 28 @ 8:00 am
Burn It Off @ Intelliplex Conference Center  | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
This event benefits Pantry Pals Food Bank! 5K Run/Walk – 8:00 a.m. 10K Run/Walk – 9:00 a.m.   Start/Finish Intelliplex Conference Center 2150 Intelliplex Dr. Shelbyville, IN  46176 (I-74 & State Rd. 9 – 20[...]
1:00 pm Elf @ The Strand Theatre
Elf @ The Strand Theatre
Nov 28 @ 1:00 pm
Elf @ The Strand Theatre | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
5:30 pm Critical Mass Bicycle Ride @ Downtown Shelbyville
Critical Mass Bicycle Ride @ Downtown Shelbyville
Nov 28 @ 5:30 pm
Critical Mass Bicycle Ride @ Downtown Shelbyville | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
A casual, group, bicycle ride around Shelbyville. Routes will vary. Generally about a 10 mile ride. Kids welcome with supervision. Please where a helmet. All types of bikes are welcome. The ride is simply a[...]
7:00 pm Elf @ The Strand Theatre
Elf @ The Strand Theatre
Nov 28 @ 7:00 pm
Elf @ The Strand Theatre | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
Nov
29
Sat
all-day Small Business Saturday @ Shelby County Indiana
Small Business Saturday @ Shelby County Indiana
Nov 29 all-day
Small Business Saturday @ Shelby County Indiana | Indiana | United States
Shop Local on Small Business Saturday!  
10:00 am FREE Kid’s Craft @ Orscheln Farm & Home
FREE Kid’s Craft @ Orscheln Farm & Home
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am
FREE Kid's Craft @ Orscheln Farm & Home | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
Every Saturday from October 25th thru December 20th! FREE Kid’s Craft! All crafts will be holiday themed. Bring the kiddos to have a blast making handprint turkeys, face masks, door hangers, wish lists for Sandy[...]
Dec
2
Tue
8:00 am Estate Planning Seminar @ Shelbyville Holiday Inn Express
Estate Planning Seminar @ Shelbyville Holiday Inn Express
Dec 2 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Estate Planning Seminar @ Shelbyville Holiday Inn Express | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
Join us for a FREE Informational Seminar. Michael T. Foster has limited his practice to Estate Planning for 40 years. Find out how to avoid the expense of probate, how to shelter your farm or[...]

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