Shelby County News

Pothole patching following the snow and ice

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is taking advantage of the unseasonably warm weather to fill potholes in Central Indiana.

Maintenance crews will be focused on filling potholes for the next few days as the weather allows.  INDOT is bringing in...

Bank robbery at Columbus Centra Credit Union
On February 4, 2019, approx. 2:28 pm, Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Centra Credit Union, 1170 N US 31 to a reported bank robbery. The suspect, approx. 5’ 6” tall, 180 pounds, was wearing dark pants, a gray hoodie, a black jacket and a black ball cap.  He had a scarf covering his...
Scott Asher to run for Shelbyville Clerk – Treasurer
Scott Asher, 47, of Shelbyville today announced his intention to seek the office of Shelbyville City Clerk Treasurer.   Asher has served on the County Council since 2008, and as Council President in 2013 and 2014. He is presently employed as Programs Director at the J. Kenneth Self Shelby County Boys & Girls Club.  Asher...
Packed agenda awaits Shelbyville City Council Monday night
A long list of items awaits the Shelbyville Common Council when it meets Monday night in City Hall. Noteworthy among them is the resolution to spend $1.5 million to help fund a pool at a YMCA that Major Health Partners wants to open at Intelliplex.  The Shelby County Council has already approved a similar resolution...
Robber escaped on foot from Shelbyville Dollar General
A suspect reportedly got away after a robbery at the Shelbyville Dollar General Friday night. Shelbyville Police report that a robbery was reported by employees at the Dollar General, 315 E. Broadway Street. Cashiers told police they had seen the man in the store earlier in the evening.  The man was there for about an hour,...
Councilman Ridgeway to run in Shelbyville mayoral race
By staff reporter, John Walker   With that City Councilman Brad Ridgeway (R – 4th Ward) made it official – he is running for mayor of Shelbyville in this year's election.  Ridgeway spoke to a crowd of about 50 supporters at the River's Edge Golf Club Saturday afternoon. He will go up against incumbent Shelbyville Mayor Tom...
Crews search Big Blue River again for possible drowning victim
Lower water levels and a break from the record low temperatures allowed emergency personnel to search the Big Blue River again Friday for a potential drowning victim. First responders from Indiana Conservation Officers, Johnson County Dive Team, Shelby County Water Rescue Team and Franklin Fire Department conducted a complete search of the river from the...
Strand Theatre, Grover Museum set to reopen
Two local entertainment venues will be opening their doors again in the next few days with new looks and new lineups. Both the Strand Theatre, at 215 S. Harrison St., and the Grover Museum, at 52 W. Broadway St., closed in early January for their annual remodelings. David Finkel, manager of the Strand, said they'll kick...
New Comprehensive Plan heads to Shelbyville City Council
by John Walker, Staff Reporter In February, the Shelbyville Common Council is due to vote on a new plan outlining the city's future development following approval by the city's Plan Commission. Staff of the city's s Plan Commission held three public meetings and conducted several surveys to get residents' input to create the 149-page Comprehensive Plan. ...