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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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all-day SCS Kindergarten Roundup @ Shelbyville Central Elementary Schools
SCS Kindergarten Roundup @ Shelbyville Central Elementary Schools
Jan 5 – Jan 30 all-day
SCS Kindergarten Roundup @ Shelbyville Central Elementary Schools
Attention SCS Parents We are “rounding up” kindergartners for the 2015-2016 school year * * J a n u a r y 5 – 3 0 , 2 0 1 5 * * If you have[...]
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5:00 pm MINDFULNESS STRATEGIES FOR CHILDREN
MINDFULNESS STRATEGIES FOR CHILDREN
Jan 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
MINDFULNESS STRATEGIES FOR CHILDREN
MINDFULNESS STRATEGIES FOR CHILDREN WITH ANXIETY AND ADHD Major Psychology Services will be offering a mindfulness strategies group for children ages 8-12. Mindfulness is described as being in the present moment and taking an accepting and non-judgmental attitude of thoughts and feelings. Mindfulness can[...]
6:00 pm Military Appreciation Night @ Shelbyville High School
Military Appreciation Night @ Shelbyville High School
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Military Appreciation Night @ Shelbyville High School  | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
SHS Girls Basketball Vs. Triton Central 6:00/7:30pm All who have served or are currently serving in our military will not be charged admission.
7:00 pm What All Americans Need to Know ... @ Shelby County Public Library
What All Americans Need to Know ... @ Shelby County Public Library
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm
What All Americans Need to Know about ISIS/ISIL @ Shelby County Public Library | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
As the new director of adult services at the Shelby County Public Library, I would like to invite you and your students to a timely presentation/discussion on “What Americans All Need to Know about ISIS/ISIL”[...]
7:30 pm Presentation by ARC of Indiana @ Briley Family Center of the Trinity United Methodist Church
Presentation by ARC of Indiana @ Briley Family Center of the Trinity United Methodist Church
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm
Presentation by ARC of Indiana @ Briley Family Center of the Trinity United Methodist Church | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
An Invitation – to individuals providing services or care to children or adults living with a developmental or intellectual disability (I/DD)As a result of receiving a grant from the Blue River Community Foundation, a meeting[...]
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3:30 pm Girl Talk
Girl Talk
Jan 28 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Girl Talk
empowering teenage girls through discussions on body image, self esteem & emotions Girl Talk offers teenage girls (ages 12-16) the opportunity to come together to discuss important concerns that many adolescent females experience. Each week, members of Girl Talk will discuss a[...]
6:00 pm Designer Purse Bingo @ Maxim Events
Designer Purse Bingo @ Maxim Events
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Designer Purse Bingo @ Maxim Events | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
Wednesday, January 28th Doors Open At 5:00 PM Event: 6-9 PM Maxim Events Directly Behind Fiddlers Three 1415 E. Michigan Rd. Cost: $30 Per Ticket Or Table Of 10 For $350 OR purchase a table[...]
6:00 pm St Paul Community Chili Dinner @ Saint Paul Civic Center
St Paul Community Chili Dinner @ Saint Paul Civic Center
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
St Paul Community Chili Dinner @ Saint Paul Civic Center | Saint Paul | Indiana | United States
Provide by Flat Rock River YMCA Camp Dinner is being provided for free. Any free will donations will be used to provide camp scholarships to a local child. For more information about Flat Rock River[...]
6:30 pm Financial Aid Night @ Shelbyville High School Auditorium
Financial Aid Night @ Shelbyville High School Auditorium
Jan 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Financial Aid Night @ Shelbyville High School Auditorium | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
Financial Aid Night Wednesday, January 28th 6:30 The Counseling Department will host a Financial Aid Night on Wednesday, January 28, from 6:30-7:30 PM in the high school auditorium.  A financial aid representative will present information about various financial[...]
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5:30 pm Critical Mass Bicycle Ride @ Downtown Shelbyville
Critical Mass Bicycle Ride @ Downtown Shelbyville
Jan 30 @ 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[...]

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