Shelby County News

From Terre Haute farm to the U.S. Senate…Indiana’s Birch Bayh has passed away at the age of 91
Birch Bayh, an Indiana icon and political icon labeled a progressive Democrat, passed away of pneumonia Thursday.  He was 91. Bayh was a former state repsentative, three term U.S. senator and, briefly, a presidential candidate.   Governor Eric J. Holcomb offered the following statement regarding the passing of former U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh: "Birch Bayh was a trailblazer...
Triton Central, Eastern Hancock, Greenfield-Central and Mt. Vernon schools represented on Four Star Schools list
The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) announced  the 2017-2018 Four Star Schools. Created by IDOE, the Four Star Schools designation recognizes great schools in Indiana. “Receiving designation as a Four Star School reflects academic excellence among students, educators, and the administration,” said Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction. “I am honored to recognize...
Contraband found in body cavity of Bartholomew Co. Jail inmate leads to JNET investigation: three more arrests
Following recent incidents of contraband being found in the Bartholomew County Jail, the Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team (JNET), has continued to investigate the trafficking of illegal narcotics and contraband being brought into BCJ. Since contraband was found inside the body cavity of Kristin Hunter last week, JNET has identified three additional individuals involved in the...
Shelbyville man taken into custody following SWAT incident Friday
A SWAT standoff Friday ended without injury and a man taken into custody. On Friday the Shelbyville Police received a call from a receptionist at the Neighborhood Legal Clinic in Indianapolis.  She said the man explained he needed representation for his arrest by the Shelbyville Police Department.  The man stated he hadn’t gotten any help...
Meet the 2019 Voices of SCUFFY
16 third graders from eight Shelby County elementary schools are delivering an important message for the Shelby County United Fund.   Triton Central Adelyn Robinson   Max Tupper   Morristown Maycee Carlton   Nadia Rude   Waldron Jocelyn Erwin   Brady Armstrong  
SCUFFY drive officially underway
$131, 893.84 in the books. Only $708, 106.16 to go. The SCUFFY drive officially kicked off with breakfast and Giving from the Heart volunteers working at the 13 member agencies on Wednesday. Nine Pacesetters provided nearly 16 percent of the 2019 goal and now the Shelby County United Fund has eight weeks to reach goal for a...
Shelby County Coroner’s Office awarded grant
The Shelby County Coroner’s Office has been awarded a grant by the Trauma and Injury Prevention Division of the Indiana State Department of Health. The Bureau of Justice Assistance supplies the grant funding, as well, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The funding will be awarded in the form of supplies that will be...