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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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Upcoming Events

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all-day Waldron Winter Coat Drive
Waldron Winter Coat Drive
Sep 22 – Oct 31 all-day
Waldron Winter Coat Drive @ Waldron | Indiana | United States
Waldron Will is happy to partner with Waldron United Methodist this year for a Winter Coat Drive. We will be collecting any new or gently used coats, gloves, scarves, hats & boots for adults or[...]
Oct
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all-day National Medicine Awareness Month
National Medicine Awareness Month
Oct 1 – Oct 31 all-day
National Medicine Awareness Month
Nationally, prescription drugs are the second most abused category of drugs after marijuana, with one in five young adults reporting that they have abused a prescription drug. In addition, the 2011 Monitoring the Future Survey[...]
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 &[...]
Oct
31
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5:00 pm Trick or Treat, Parade, & Party ...
Trick or Treat, Parade, & Party ...
Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Trick or Treat, Parade, & Party in St. Paul @ St. Paul | Indiana | United States
The Kiwanis will also be hosting a Halloween costume contest at the Gym starting at 6 pm. This will be followed by a parade from the gym to the fire house. The Fire Department will[...]
5:30 pm Critical Mass Bicycle Ride @ Downtown Shelbyville
Critical Mass Bicycle Ride @ Downtown Shelbyville
Oct 31 @ 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[...]
5:30 pm Trunk or Treating @ Ray's Crossing Christian Union Church
Trunk or Treating @ Ray's Crossing Christian Union Church
Oct 31 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Trunk or Treating @ Ray's Crossing Christian Union Church  | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
6:00 pm Trick or Treat at the Animal She... @ Shelbyville/Shelby County Animal Shelter
Trick or Treat at the Animal She... @ Shelbyville/Shelby County Animal Shelter
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Trick or Treat at the Animal Shelter @ Shelbyville/Shelby County Animal Shelter | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
Come join the staff of the Shelbyville/Shelby County Animal Shelter and bring your little goblins Friday, October 31, between the hours of 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. for Halloween treats and a trip through Chief’s “Halloween”[...]
6:00 pm Trick or Treat in Shelbyville
Trick or Treat in Shelbyville
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Trick or Treat in Shelbyville @ Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
A note from the Shelbyville PD: Fall break is upon us which means Halloween is close. Trick and Treat hours for Shelbyville will be 6pm to 8pm. Please make sure that all candy collected is[...]
6:00 pm Trunk or Treat in Waldron @ Waldron Hight School West Parking Lot
Trunk or Treat in Waldron @ Waldron Hight School West Parking Lot
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Trunk or Treat in Waldron @ Waldron Hight School West Parking Lot | Waldron | Indiana | United States
In addition to the annual Trick or Treat activities through the town of Waldron, Waldron Will is hosting a Trunk or Treat activity which allows folks from outside of Waldron to participte in the fun[...]
6:30 pm Magic Show at the Grover Museum @ Grover Museum
Magic Show at the Grover Museum @ Grover Museum
Oct 31 @ 6:30 pm
Magic Show at the Grover Museum @ Grover Museum | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
Flat Rock magician to take the stage Friday October 31, 2014. Live and On Stage at Grover Museum (lower level), the veteran performer will entertain us with many acts! The magic show will begin at 6:30[...]

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