Shelby County News

City of Shelbyville Spring Clean-Up first week of April
Shelbyville's Spring Clean-up will be April 1-5.  It's on a residents regular trash day. There will be NO recycling pickup during this week. Residents should save recyclables for the following week for pickup.
The city will pick up large items such as furniture, household trash, appliances (without freon), wood, metal, etc. The city will NOT pick...
Severe Weather Preparedness Week begins March 17

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) encourages Hoosiers to plan ahead for extreme weather as part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week, March 17-23. “Severe Weather Preparedness Week serves as a great reminder of the increased potential for thunderstorms, tornadoes and flooding in Indiana during the spring and early summer,” said David Hosick, director...

Shelby County Ag Promotion Committee, annual banquet again power Farm Safety Days at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino
Farm Safety Days provided an educational experience outside of the conventional classroom for Shelby County 4th graders this week. Purdue Cooperative Educator & Shelby County Extension Director says hundreds of kids and educators were at Farm Safety Days on Tuesday and Thursday. Gabbard says several lessons are taught at the event including some that relate to...
Health Department offers free help to quit tobacco
For the second year in a row, the Indiana Tobacco Quitline is offering tobacco users free medication to help them quit tobacco use. The nicotine replacement therapy promotion is available now and ends when supplies run out. In the last year, nearly 7,500 Hoosiers received a free two-week supply of nicotine...
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...