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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7:00 pm Skyline Drive-In Movies @ The Skyline Drive-In
Skyline Drive-In Movies @ The Skyline Drive-In
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm
Skyline Drive-In Movies @ The Skyline Drive-In | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
Movie Line: (317) 398-6150 Movies start at dusk. Usually 2 features, sometimes 3. theater sound Enjoy the movie audio through your car’s sound system. Tune to 89.9 FM Pet friendly! Hot Dog’s aren’t the only “dogs”[...]
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all-day Morristown Derby Days @ Morristown
Morristown Derby Days @ Morristown
Jul 25 – Jul 27 all-day
Morristown Derby Days @ Morristown | Morristown | Indiana | United States
One town. One weekend. A lifetime of memories. Morristown Derby Days is a longstanding tradition for the Morristown community. Both residents and alumni gather during the last weekend in July to reminisce on memories and[...]
5:30 pm Critical Mass Bicycle Ride @ Downtown Shelbyville
Critical Mass Bicycle Ride @ Downtown Shelbyville
Jul 25 @ 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 Skyline Drive-In Movies @ The Skyline Drive-In
Skyline Drive-In Movies @ The Skyline Drive-In
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm
Skyline Drive-In Movies @ The Skyline Drive-In | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
Movie Line: (317) 398-6150 Movies start at dusk. Usually 2 features, sometimes 3. theater sound Enjoy the movie audio through your car’s sound system. Tune to 89.9 FM Pet friendly! Hot Dog’s aren’t the only “dogs”[...]
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6:30 am P.O.G. 5 Mile Run/Walk @ Morristown Jr. Sr. High School
P.O.G. 5 Mile Run/Walk @ Morristown Jr. Sr. High School
Jul 26 @ 6:30 am – 11:00 am
P.O.G. 5 Mile Run/Walk @ Morristown Jr. Sr. High School | Morristown | Indiana | United States
Start/Finish Morristown Jr. Sr. High School 215 W. Main Street US Highway 52 Morristown, IN  46161 Pre-registration ends on 7/20/14 Entry Fees $25.00 5 Mile Run/Walk Pre-registered/with short sleeve t-shirt $20.00 5 Mile Run/Walk Pre-registered/with[...]
8:00 am Saturday Farmer’s Market @ Downtown Shelbyville
Saturday Farmer’s Market @ Downtown Shelbyville
Jul 26 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday Farmer's Market @ Downtown Shelbyville | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
2014 Shelby County Farmers Market Our Farmers Market is in full swing and will run Saturdays and Wednesdays until October 4th. (Wednesday evening markets will begin on July 2nd). The market has been buzzing with[...]
7:00 pm Skyline Drive-In Movies @ The Skyline Drive-In
Skyline Drive-In Movies @ The Skyline Drive-In
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm
Skyline Drive-In Movies @ The Skyline Drive-In | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
Movie Line: (317) 398-6150 Movies start at dusk. Usually 2 features, sometimes 3. theater sound Enjoy the movie audio through your car’s sound system. Tune to 89.9 FM Pet friendly! Hot Dog’s aren’t the only “dogs”[...]
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7:00 pm Community Wide Worship Service @ The Historic Norristown Chapel
Community Wide Worship Service @ The Historic Norristown Chapel
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm
Join us in a friendly, casual atmosphere for Music & Worship & Fellowship with special music by Tony & Patty Witt singing “Christian Americana” & preaching by Pastor Brandon Sutton. The Historic Norristown Chapel Located at the[...]
7:00 pm Skyline Drive-In Movies @ The Skyline Drive-In
Skyline Drive-In Movies @ The Skyline Drive-In
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm
Skyline Drive-In Movies @ The Skyline Drive-In | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
Movie Line: (317) 398-6150 Movies start at dusk. Usually 2 features, sometimes 3. theater sound Enjoy the movie audio through your car’s sound system. Tune to 89.9 FM Pet friendly! Hot Dog’s aren’t the only “dogs”[...]
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10:00 am Casting Call for Shelby County T... @ Shelby County Public Library - Carnegie East Wing
Casting Call for Shelby County T... @ Shelby County Public Library - Carnegie East Wing
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Casting Call for Shelby County Teens @ Shelby County Public Library - Carnegie East Wing  | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
Thanks to a grant through the Blue River Community Foundation, Turning Point Domestic Violence Services will be producing a 45-minute film regarding dating violence as part of our evidence-based dating violence prevention curriculum, Safe Dates.[...]

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