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Shelbyville baseball, softball hosting Stand Up to Cancer events today

Shelbyville High School’s baseball and softball teams are hosting “Stand Up to Cancer” events today at their respective facilities.

At Barnett Field, Shelbyville baseball will host Hoosier Heritage Conference rival Pendleton Heights as part of its “Pink Out” event.

First pitch for the Golden Bears (4-3, 2-2 HHC) and the Arabians (7-2, 3-1 HHC) is set for 5:30 p.m.

On the softball diamond, Shelbyville (5-4) will host Connersville (3-1) with first pitch slated for 5:30 p.m. The Golden Bears will wear pink jerseys for the only time this season.

There will be plenty of food options available including a loaded baked potato and pulled pork dinner.

There also will be a 50/50 raffle.

All proceeds from the Tuesday games will benefit the Cancer Association of Shelby County.

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Heavy trash clean up week begins Monday in Shelbyville

The City of Shelbyville’s Heavy Trash Clean Up Week starts Monday.

Heavy trash will be collected on normal trash day during the week. No recycling will be collected on routes.

Everything must be bagged, contained and placed neatly curbside or in the alley where trash is normally collected. All items must be out by 7 a.m. on collection day.

Some items not collected are televisions, computers, batteries, concrete, paint cans, construction material, tires or oil.

Appliances must be drained of freon and tagged by a professional.

Items should be separated into trash, lumber and metal.

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Shelby County Sheriff's Dept says fake deputies are scamming

The Shelby County Sheriff's Department continues to receive complaints regarding calls from fake deputies requesting money be paid to avoid going to jail.

Most recently, a complainant stated they received a call from someone who claimed to be an officer who stated the person had a warrant and that they needed to go to Walmart and transfer $2000 to pay their bond in order to stay out of jail.

The Sheriff's Department says, to be clear, if you have a warrant, they will let you know. However it's not likely to be with a phone call. 

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Parks Department partners with Gigabit Now Shelbyville to bring high-speed fiber optic internet to local parks

The City of Shelbyville Parks and Recreation Department has announced a new partnership with Gigabit Now Shelbyville to enhance connectivity and digital infrastructure across several key recreational locations within the city.
This collaboration will see the installation of state-of-the-art fiber optic networks at all park locations beginning with the Carl McNeely Civic Center, Clearwick Park, and Sunrise Park (photo) this spring. The objective is to ensure that high-speed internet options are available at all parks by the upcoming fall season.
Gigabit Now Shelbyville, a leading provider of fiber optic internet services, brings its expertise and cutting-edge technology to this initiative. With a proven track record of delivering reliable and lightning-fast internet connections, the partnership promises to significantly enhance the capabilities and amenities available at Shelbyville's parks.

 


By introducing fiber optics infrastructure, the City of Shelbyville aims to offer a wide range of benefits to park users. These include:

  • Enhanced Security Systems: The installation of fiber optics will enable the implementation of advanced security measures, ensuring the safety of park visitors and facilities.
  • Wifi Access: Visitors will have access to high-speed wifi networks, allowing them to stay connected, stream content, and engage in online activities while enjoying the outdoors.
  • Wireless Ticketing Systems: The new infrastructure will facilitate the introduction of wireless ticketing systems, streamlining park entry and event management processes.
  • Support for Food Trucks and Vendors: Fiber optic connectivity will empower food trucks and other vendors operating within the parks to utilize point-of-sale (POS) systems, enhancing their efficiency and customer service capabilities.

“We are thrilled to partner with Gigabit Now Shelbyville to bring high-speed fiber optic internet to our parks," said Trisha Tackett, Parks and Recreation Director. "This initiative represents a significant step forward in our efforts to enhance park amenities and provide cutting-edge recreational experiences for everyone in our community."

The City of Shelbyville Mayor Scott Furgeson is equally enthusiastic about the collaboration.

"The City of Shelbyville is excited about the partnership between Gigabit Now and our City of Shelbyville Parks and Recreation Department to deploy our fiber optic solutions in these key recreational areas," said Furgeson. "This partnership underscores our commitment to bridging the digital divide and empowering communities with fast, reliable internet access."

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811 before you dig

In observance of National Safe Digging Month in April, NIPSCO today shared results from a recent national survey of 1,000 U.S. homeowners revealing that more than half plan to complete an outdoor do-it-yourself project that involves digging in the next year.

However, over half of those planning projects do not intend to notify 811 ahead of time, putting themselves and their communities at risk.

Thousands of buried utilities are damaged each year due to digging activities. Safe Digging Month reminds homeowners and contractors that digging without knowing the approximate location of underground utilities can result in serious injuries, inconvenient service disruptions, and costly repairs when natural gas, electric, communications, water, and sewer lines are damaged.

Making a free locate request online at Indiana811.org or by calling 811 at least two full working days before digging will help maintain essential utility service while keeping excavators and their communities safe by reducing the likelihood of accidentally digging into buried lines.

After initial contact with 811, professional locators will mark the approximate locations of underground lines with flags, spray paint, or both. Each color of paint and/or flag represents a unique type of underground utility. The flags may be removed once the project is completed.

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Nominations being accepted for 2024 Golden Hoosier Award

Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, in collaboration with the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration’s Division of Aging, announced today that nominations are now being accepted for the 2024 Golden Hoosier Award.

This is the 17th year of the program.

“Our state is filled with generous Hoosiers who are constantly giving back to their neighborhoods and communities,” said Lt. Gov. Crouch, Indiana's Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development. "The Golden Hoosier Award is an amazing opportunity to honor those who have dedicated their lives to serving Indiana communities." 

The award began in 2008 and annually honors senior Hoosiers for their lifetime of service and commitment to their communities. Since the start of the program, more than 200 Hoosiers have been honored. 

To be eligible, the nominee must currently be an Indiana resident, age 65 or older and have been a volunteer in the community for the past three years.

The deadline for submitting applications is July 14. Nomination forms can be accessed electronically by visiting in.gov/lg/lt-governor-initiatives/golden-hoosier-award.

A ceremony honoring those selected will be held later this year.

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Governor signs executive order for Emergency Management Assistance Compact to prepare for eclipse

Governor Eric Holcomb signed an executive order to support the anticipated needs of Indiana’s emergency response, transportation, communication and critical infrastructure systems due to the expected high-number of visitors traveling to the state to view the total solar eclipse.

The executive order will allow Indiana to utilize resources from other states who are members of the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC). Once a governor issues an order, EMAC members can and will share equipment and communications systems to help support state resources to ensure the safety, care and welfare of residents if an emergency event occurs due to such a large event.

In case of an emergency residents can text or call 911.

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Tree Trot returns to Blue River Memorial Park April 27

The Third Annual 5K Run/Walk Tree Trot will be April 27 at Shelbyville’s Blue River Memorial Park.

All proceeds from the event will go directly to purchasing big trees to plant on the cross country course at Blue River Memorial Park. The goal is to plant one of every single species of tree native to Indiana.

Pre-registration continues until April 6. The $30 fee includes free breakfast and a T-shirt. Registration rises to $40 after April 6 and lasts to April 17.

Day of registration fee is $50 with no guarantee of a T-shirt.

Race day check-in on April 27 is 7 to 8 a.m. at the shelter house at Blue River Memorial Park, 725 Lee Boulevard.

Race begins at 8:15 a.m.

Follow the link to register: https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=139589&utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email&fbclid=IwAR0D7CifrJOsjQlRo6932JaswfgcRrrrxIm_1poonrFaj9jfKBs9S34htDk

There will be age group winners, both male and female. Winners receive a plotted tree sapling and a handmade medal. Age groups include 12-and-under, 13-18, 19-30, and 31 and over.

Children are welcome at the event. In addition to the 5K, there will be face painting, games and breakfast.

This event is organized by the Shelbyville High School National Honor Society and Earth Club.

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Krispy Kreme to provide fresh doughnuts daily at McDonald's restaurants nationwide

McDonald’s USA and Krispy Kreme are teaming up for a national expansion.

Fans will begin spotting Krispy Kreme doughnuts in their local McDonald’s restaurants later this year as part of a phased market rollout across the country. Nationwide availability at participating restaurants is expected by the end of 2026.

Three of Krispy Kreme’s most popular doughnuts will be delivered fresh to McDonald’s restaurants every day. They’ll be available individually, or in boxes of six, starting at breakfast and lasting throughout the day – while supplies last:

 

  • The iconic Original Glazed® Doughnut: A melt-in-your-mouth doughnut covered in Krispy Kreme’s signature glaze. The doughnut that started it all.
  • The Chocolate Iced with Sprinkles Doughnut: A chocolatey twist on the original, dipped in chocolate icing and covered in rainbow sprinkles.
  • The Chocolate Iced Kreme™ Filled Doughnut: Made with a light, fluffy dough and filled with a smooth Kreme™ filling then dipped in chocolate icing.

This follows a successful test at 160 McDonald’s restaurants in the Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky, areas where consumer excitement and demand exceeded expectations. These pilot restaurants will continue to serve Krispy Kreme doughnuts during the nationwide rollout.    

“Since the launch of breakfast nearly 50 years ago, we’ve continued to offer new menu items, flavors and experiences that have made McDonald’s an irreplaceable part of fans’ morning routines,” said Tariq Hassan, McDonald’s USA’s Chief Marketing and Customer Experience Officer. “This partnership is an exciting next step in that journey and a chance to unlock new business opportunities in the breakfast category and throughout the day. Our fans’ love for Krispy Kreme runs deep, and we can’t wait to make it even easier for them to satisfy their sweet tooth at McDonald’s restaurants across the country.”

“The top request we receive from consumers, every day, is, ‘please bring Krispy Kreme to my town.’ Partnering with McDonald’s on a national scale will provide our fans and doughnut lovers unprecedented daily access to fresh doughnuts and the joy that is Krispy Kreme,” said Krispy Kreme President and CEO Josh Charlesworth.

“Significantly, by making Kreme Krispy accessible to fans nationwide through this partnership, we expect to more than double our points of access by the end of 2026. The partnership accelerates the development of our existing Delivered Fresh Daily channel, creating operating leverage through distribution density and production utilization,” said Charlesworth.

Krispy Kreme has been scaling its supply chain, building a support team, adding technology and new equipment, and enhancing field training to support its Delivered Fresh Daily expansion, which includes this phased rollout.

Krispy Kreme and McDonald’s will provide more details regarding the nationwide rollout in the coming months.

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Construction work continues at State Road 9 and U.S. 52 roundabout

The Indiana Department of Transportation contractor E & B Paving Inc. is continuing weekly road closures at the State Road 9 and U.S. 52 roundabout. 

Last week, INDOT closed the south leg of S.R. 9 from U.S. 52 to C.R. W. 1100 N. Beginning on or after Monday, crews will close the east leg of U.S. 52 from S.R. 9 to C.R. N. 150 E. Beginning on or after April 1, crews will close the north leg of S.R. 9 from U.S. 52 to C.R. E. 500 S. Beginning on or after April 9, crews will close west leg of U.S. 52. 

These weekly closures will allow crews to place median splitter islands to enhance safety for oversized vehicles.

Each leg of the roundabout will take six days complete, weather permitting. 

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Shelby FOP Lodge to host self-defense class

Counterforce Defense will host a basic self-defense class on April 11 at the Shelby Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 84.

The class will include:

  • Introduction to situational awareness
  • Introduction to target locations
  • Introduction to positioning and stances
  • Introduction to defense tactics

The class is open to anyone 18 years or older and will start at 6 p.m. on April 11 at the FOP Lodge, 1237 N. Knightstown Road in Shelbyville.

Admission fee is $35 per person.

To register and reserve a spot, message Counterforce Defense at counterforcedefense@gmail.com or visit the company’s Facebook page, search for Counterforce Defense.

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Parks Department's Easter Egg Hunt March 30 at Kennedy Park

The Shelbyville Parks and Recreation Department’s Community Easter Egg Hunt is March 30 at Kennedy Park.

For children 10-and-under, the Easter Egg Hunt at Kennedy Park, 200 Minster Drive, begins at noon following the arrival of the Easter Bunny.

Children should bring their own baskets to collect the eggs.

For more information, contact a parks department representative at 317-392-5128.

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Town of St. Paul under boil order

A boil water advisory is in effect for the Town of St. Paul until noon on March 21.

Town of St Paul Citizens should take appropriate precautions regarding this advisory. 

The proper boil advisory steps can be obtained at the CDC.gov website.

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Weekly road closures on State Road 9 and U.S. 52 roundabout

The Indiana Department of Transportation contractor E & B Paving Inc. will start Monday with weekly road closures at the State Road 9 and U.S. 52 roundabout. 

Beginning on or after Monday, crews will close the south leg of S.R. 9 from U.S. 52 to County Road W. 1100 N.

Beginning on or after March 25, crews will close the east leg of U.S. 52 from S.R. 9 to County Road N. 150 E.

Beginning on or after April 1, crews will close the north leg of S.R. 9 from U.S. 52 to County Road E. 500 S.

Beginning on or after April 9, crews will close west leg of U.S. 52. 

These weekly closures will allow crews to place median splitter islands to enhance safety for oversized vehicles. Each leg of the roundabout will take six days to complete, weather permitting. 

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Shelbyville students finish fourth overall at IJCL Latin State Convention competitions

Fifteen Shelbyville Middle School and Shelbyville High School students recently traveled to Bloomington to compete in the IJCL State Latin Convention.

Nearly 250 Latin students from more than 15 different schools competed in various categories.

Shelbyville, under the direction of Latin teacher Whitney Campbell (photo, far left) produced 97 top-10 placings and finished fourth overall in the large school sweepstakes.

Sharielis Rodriguez, representing Shelbyville High School, earned the $500 Eileen Johnson Memorial Scholarship.

 

 

Here is how the Shelbyville contingent fared:

  • Anna Ballast, 41 points tallied, finished in first place in Modern Myth
  • Ev Barnum, 20 points, finished fourth in Roman History (Level IV)
  • Olivia Bowman, 56 points, finished first in Slogan (“Roman Roads, take me home!”) and second in Small Models
  • Sydney Brown, 6 points, placed fourth in Greeting Cards
  • Baileigh Butler (SMS), 9 points, placed fifth in Geography (Level I)
  • Lilly Conners, placed ninth in a variety of contests including Cartoons & Mottoes, Quotes & Abbreviations (Level III)
  • Trinity Darling, 10 points, finished second in Greeting Cards
  • Cora Flynn, 38 points, finished second in Mosaics
  • Harika Patel, 23 points, placed first in Digital Art
  • Leila Patrick, 32 points, placed third in both Decorative Stitching/Textiles & Hellenic History (Level V)
  • Sharielis Rodriguez, 8 points, finished third in Large Models
  • Andrea Rosales, 21 points, finished third in Geography (Level IV) and Colored Pencil
  • Shayden Schiloski, 43 points, placed third in Jewelry
  • Candace Washburn, 63 points, finished first in Greek Derivatives (Level I) and second in Black Pencil
  • Addysyn Wettrick, 18 points, placed fifth in Latin Literature (Level V)

Other awards bestowed on the Shelbyville group were third place for delegate spirit and fifth place for chapter T-shirt design.

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Veteran Shelby County Surveyor headed off to retirement

Taylor Sumerford was honored Thursday morning for four-plus decades of service to the State of Indiana and Shelby County.

The 1959 graduate of Purdue University is retiring after serving as Shelby County Surveyor for 25 years. He worked for the state for 20 years before that.

A surveyor is responsible for the field investigations of drains, and develops drainage studies and technical specifications for work performed on tile drains and open ditches, according to the county’s website.

“I enjoyed it. It’s a good job,” said Sumerford (photo, seated) while holding a plate with a slice of cake and a scoop of ice cream.

The retirement ceremony took place at the Shelby County Annex.

Sumerford has no grand plans for retirement. One thing he is sure of is he will not be sitting around getting older.

“I have plenty to do,” he said. “I will go out and work on the farm. … I am just going to be cleaning up and straightening up.”

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This week at the Shelby County Public Library

Opportunities to learn, for the public and library staff, plus pancakes, trivia, and book clubs will bring enlightenment and excitement at the Shelby County Public Library this week.

Whether it’s the Shelbyville Branch, the Morristown Branch, or the Annex’s Genealogy & History Department, the edification never ends.

“Shelby County USA” is on tap Tuesday, in the Indiana Room of the Annex, 33 W. Broadway.

Donna Dennison, G&H department head, takes a deep dive into all the Shelby Counties in the United States. She will answer burning questions, such as how many Shelby counties are there? Why are they named Shelby County? and What makes each of them special?

The Velma Wortman Morristown Branch pulls out all the stops with Teach Me How: 3D Printing at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, and More Than a Paycheck: Construction and Electrician at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday. John Henry of Gwynneville will talk about his 30 years in the construction industry, while Dan Roberts of Greenfield will speak about his apprenticeship experience in the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. This program is perfect for those ages 17 and up, while the 3D Printing is great for all ages.

All library locations will be closed on Friday, for training. Staff will learn new procedures and brush up on skills in various library departments.

However, all branches re-open at 9 a.m. Saturday. This means the Computer Lab will also be closed. If the public needs assistance, the library’s website and social media pages on Facebook, Instagram, and X are excellent ways to reach out for assistance. Check it out: https://www.myshelbylibrary.org/

Meanwhile, in Youth Services, pancakes, Star Wars, trivia, Nintendo, and puzzles are exploding! Molly hosts Trivia on Tuesday, at 4:30 p.m. Spend the perfect evening with Dustin starting at 5 p.m. Wednesday. As Dustin said, “We’ll be eatin’ pancakes and watchin’ “Star Wars.” It’s a great Wednesday night!”

On Thursday, at 6 p.m., Nintendo Club will meet.

In Morristown on Saturday, Homeschool Geek Out will feature puzzles. Families and children ages 6 to 18 can drop in anytime from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Adults are not left out. “Name That Tune” with Stephanie on the electric keyboard will meet at 2 pm Wednesday, in the Adult Stacks. This week’s theme is “Color Coded.” All songs will be based on a color.

DND Journeys meets at its weekly time, 5:30 p.m. in the Annex’s Room C; this is for ages 18 and up. Library DIY at the Morristown Branch is the perfect time to work on crafts and art projects and have plenty of space to work in from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Central Indiana's residential real estate market on upswing in February

The central Indiana residential real estate market was robust in February, with sales increasing, inventory increasing and homes selling more quickly than this time last year, according to F.C. Tucker Company.

That trend includes:

  • Available housing inventory increased 20.7% compared to February 2023
  • Homes sold three days, or 5.9%, faster than this time last year
  • Compared to February 2023, the average home sale price for the 16-county central Indiana region increased 4.5% to $319,007
  • Pended home sales increased 0.6% to this time last year

In February of 2024, 2,663 central Indiana homes were purchased, up 0.6% from the 2,648 sold in February 2023.

  • Hendricks County had the greatest increase in pended home sales in February 2024, up 22.3% compared to February 2023
  • Jackson County pended sales had the greatest decrease, with 27.3% fewer homes sold compared to February 2023

Central Indiana year-to-date home sale prices increased, up 5.3% overall.

  • Shelby County recorded the highest average year-to-date home sale price increase at 25.7%
  • Hamilton County had the highest average year-to-date home sale price in the region at $486,520
  • Homes sold in 48 days average, selling three days, or 5.9%, faster than February 2023; Brown County homes sold 44.3% faster than this time last year, the greatest increase in central Indiana
  • However, 13 of the 16 central Indiana counties saw homes leaving the market more quickly compared to this time last year

Central Indiana experienced a 20.7% increase in overall available home inventory in February 2024, compared to February 2023, with 607 more homes available for sale

  • Jennings County had the largest inventory increase – up 80% from February 2023
  • Boone County experienced the largest decrease in inventory – down 16.7% compared to this time last year
  • 14 of the 16 central Indiana counties saw an increase in inventory in February

“A strong February residential real estate market bodes well for an active spring in central Indiana,” said Jim Litten, president of F.C. Tucker Company, in a media release. “With mortgage interest rates remaining steady and inventory increasing, we can expect to see a robust market well into the first half of 2024.”

In February of 2023, Shelby County had 39 pended single-family and condominium sales. That number dropped to 34 in February of 2024.

Active listings (inventory) for Shelby County rose from 49 to 58 in February of 2023 and 2024, respectively – an increase of 18.4%.

The average sale price in Shelby County rose from $209,457 to $263,213 in that same time period.

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Move your clocks forward this weekend

Clocks will "spring forward" one hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 10.

It won't be until Nov. 3, the first Sunday of November, when they "fall back" to standard time.

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I&M to conduct aerial tree trimming in eastern Indiana, including Shelby, Hancock and Decatur counties

Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), an American Electric Power (Nasdaq: AEP) company, will trim trees around transmission power lines in East-Central and Southeast Indiana using an aerial saw beginning Monday, March 11, and continuing for about two weeks.

The work is routine maintenance to remove branches that can interfere with service reliability and pose potential safety hazards.

Trimming will take place, weather permitting, on Mondays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. near transmission power lines. The helicopter will fly from south to north in parts of the following counties: Jefferson, Jennings, Decatur, Shelby, Hancock, Madison, Hamilton, Tipton, Howard, Delaware and Henry.

I&M has contracted with Rotor Blade LLC to perform the work using a helicopter-based tree-trimming saw. The helicopter is red, silver and black with a tail identification of N107SF.

The tree-trimming tool is suspended beneath a helicopter by a vertical boom that has multiple motor power saw blades attached. The helicopter will fly at tree-top heights while working.

The aerial trimming is faster and more easily reaches areas away from roadways than traditional tree-trimming crews using ground equipment.

I&M is committed to balancing the importance of trees with the equally important need to deliver electricity safely and reliably.

Anyone with questions should contact I&M at 800-311-4634.

 

 

Guardrail work Friday - Saturday on I-70

The Indiana Department of Transportation contractor Gridlock Traffic Systems announces a lane closure on I-70 near Greenfield.

Beginning on or after Friday, March 8, at 9 p.m. crews will close the right lane of I-70 westbound from milemarker 101 to milemarker 100.4. This closure will allow crews to complete guardrail and end-treatment repairs.

This work is expected to be complete by Saturday, March 9, at 6 a.m., weather permitting. 

INDOT reminds drivers to consider worker safety by slowing down, using caution and avoiding distractions when traveling in and near work zones. All work is weather-dependent and schedules are subject to change.

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Traffic impact on McKay Wednesday - Thursday

On Wednesday and Thursday beginning at 8:45 a.m. until approximately 6 p.m. Shelbyville's section of McKay Road from Berwick Drive to 1311 W McKay will be shut down.

M&C Excavating will be helping to relocate the force main. After 6 p.m., there will be steel plates in place so traffic can move along.

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USPS holding job fairs in March to fill over 300 jobs

The United States Postal Service will host several job fairs in March at the Indianapolis Wanamaker Post Office Branch.

The branch is located at 7950 Southeastern Avenue, Indianapolis.

USPS is looking to fill immediate openings for more than 300 mail handler assistants, starting at $18.62/hr.

Apply online at www.usps.com/careers or in person.

Job fair dates and times include:

Tuesday, March 5 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Wednesday, March 6 -  noon to 4 p.m.

Thursday, March 7 -  2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Tuesday, March 12 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Wednesday, March 13 -  noon to 4 p.m.

USPS personnel will lead the job fair and provide detailed information about the positions and answer questions.

USPS is an equal opportunity employer offering a fast-paced, rewarding work environment with competitive compensation packages and career advancement opportunities.

Applicants must be 18 years of age, able to pass a criminal background investigation, and be available to work weekends and holidays. Job postings are updated frequently, so check back often for additional opportunities.

Those unable to attend the job fairs can apply online at www.usps.com/careers.

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Houses being torn down alongside Shelby County government campus

The Shelbyville alley beside 47 W. Hendricks Street will be closed temporarily through Friday and then again next week, Monday - Friday, for the demolition of houses at 47 and 59 W. Hendricks Street. 

The properties are now owned by the county and are being torn down next to the county government campus near the courthouse and Annex 1 and 2.

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