Shelby County News

WFAN chooses Shelby County resident as new executive director
The Women, Food and Agriculture Network has announced Sherri Dugger as its new Executive Director. Dugger has worked extensively with family farmers as a journalist, fundraiser, advocate, and strategic planner. She founded the first women’s farmer chapter under the Indiana Farmers Union umbrella, a first in National Farmers Union history. Dugger resides on a small farm...
Jail officer attacked by Bartholomew Co. inmate
A Bartholomew County Jail correction’s officer was attacked while attempting to remove an inmate from his cell. The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department says that Saturday afternoon an inmate, Brian McRae, attacked the officer by punching her in the back of the neck and head before he was detained by other officers. Bartholomew County Sheriff Matthew A....
Connersville man dead, three injured in SR 44 crash
A two-car crash on State Road 44 Monday morning resulted in one dead and three injured. The Shelby County Sheriff's Department confirms one fatality, Christopher Wright, 35, of Connersville.  Wright was the driver of one of the vehicles involved in the 7000 block east of East State Road 44.  Wright was driving a passenger car. The...
Search continues for missing Shelbyville man
Shelbyville Police have asked the public for information related to the disappearance of Derek Beagle.
On December 01, 2018, Derek B. Beagle, 43, was reported missing.  Beagle has not been seen since the late evening of November 24, 2018.
Beagle was last seen in the 300 block...
Hemp expected to impact Indiana agriculture
The growth of hemp in Indiana is expected to increase in the Midwest following the declassification of industrial hemp as a narcotic with the passage of the federal Farm Bill in 2018. With permits being issued to allow for the planting of hemp State Representative Sean Eberhart (Shelbyville) says the state legislature's work on that...
Fire damaged Shelbyville home
A early Saturday morning fire brought fire and medical personnel  to a Shelbyville home. Flames were showing from the residence in the 2200 block of Graham Drive South when crews arrived.  No one was home at the time.
The investigation is ongoing by the Shelbyville Fire Department.
Lower flags on Memorial Day
Governor Eric J. Holcomb is directing flags across the state to be flown at half-staff for Memorial Day. Flags should be flown at half-staff from sunrise to noon on Monday, May 27, 2019. Gov. Holcomb also asks businesses and residents to lower their flags to half-staff on Monday.
Rush County man to face child sex charges in Vigo County
A Rushville man has been charged with sexual misconduct with a minor and child solicitation. Early Tuesday afternoon Detective Eric Fields with the Indiana State Police Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force served an arrest warrant on Joseph E Stevens, 26, of Rushville. The arrest warrant was served at the Rush County Jail. At...