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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 - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 6 -  12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 7 -  2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 12 - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 13 -  12:00 p.m. to 4:00 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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Registration deadline near for upcoming Shelby County Babe Ruth baseball season

The deadline to register for the upcoming season of Shelby County Babe Ruth Baseball is Monday.

There will be five leagues – T-ball (ages 4-5), Pee Wee (6), Rookie (7-8), Minor (9-10) and Major (11-13). T-ball teams will play eight games; all other divisions will play 10 games followed by a single-elimination tournament.

Registration is $70 per child for T-ball and $90 per child for the other four divisions.

Registration must be completed online at shelbybr.com

Games will begin approximately April 22 and run through the end of June at Donald L. Johnson Memorial Park, 613 River Road, in Shelbyville.

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Northwest Shelby County Concerned Citizens Coalition meeting Wednesday, several candidates to attend

The Northwest Shelby County Concerned Citizens Coalition will hold their quarterly meeting on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Moral Township Fire Station, 8333 Frontage Road in Fairland, Indiana.

The community is invited.

Along with an update on community issues, the coalition invited state and county political candidates for an informal meet and greet. Among the candidates listed on the coalition's Facebook page that are expected to attend:

Candidate for US Rep 6th District:

Jamison Carrier

Candidate for State Rep 47th District:

Robb Greene

Candidate for Indiana Lt. Governor:

Micah Beckwith

Candidates for Commissioner:

David Lawson (Center District)

Tom Rogers (Center District)

Winnie Soviar (Center District)

J.T. Doane (South District)

Nathan Runnebohm (South District)

Candidates for County Council (At Large):

Shawn Goolsby

Judy Lauziere

Troy Merrick

Charity Mohr

Jeremy Ruble

 

NWSC-CCC will also hold a formal candidate forum on April 8.

NWSC-CCC is a community group dedicated to promoting responsible development and government transparency and integrity. 

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Shelbyville native selected as 500 Festival princess

The 500 Festival announced its list of 33 women chosen as 24 princesses. The women are from 18 Indiana colleges and universities and 23 cities across the state.

The 500 Festival chose the women based on “outstanding leadership, academic stewardship, community involvement, and embodiment of the Hoosier spirit.”

One of the 24 princesses is from Shelbyville.

Julia Prickett is a graduate of Shelbyville High School and a senior at Purdue University majoring in mass/media communications and meteorology.

She was the 2021 Shelby County Fair Queen.

 

 

During the month of May events, the women will help educate people about the history of the 500 Festival through statewide programs with 1,500 hours of community service.

Each princess gets a $1,000 scholarship from Marlyne Sexton, a philanthropist and president of The Sexton Companies.

“The 500 Festival is proud to see these 33 young women take this opportunity to create lasting memories, outstanding networking experiences, and meaningful friendships for years to come,” said Bob Bryant, 500 Festival president and CEO.

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City of Shelbyville celebrates receipt of INDOT grant for infrastructure development

The City of Shelbyville has announced its selection as a recipient of the Indiana Department of Transportation’s Community Crossings Matching Grant Fund program.

The grant, totaling $343,258.58, will be used to enhance infrastructure and bolster community development.

Specifically, according to a media release issued by the city, the grant is designated for the improvement of McKay Road from Berwick Drive to Miller St. The project encompasses a concrete mill with an asphalt overlay alongside the installation of storm sewer infrastructure.

The bid for the McKay Road project was awarded to Dave O’Mara Contractors and is scheduled to commence in June, following the conclusion of the school year.

“We are immensely thankful for INDOT for their investment in our community,” said Shelbyville Mayor Scott Furgeson in the media release. “These grant funds will enable us to embark on crucial infrastructure projects that will enhance connectivity, promote economic vitality, and elevate the quality of life for our residents.”

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Street department announces dates for Heavy Trash collection

The Shelbyville Street Department has announced the dates for Heavy Trash Clean Up Week.

Heavy trash will be collected during the week of April 15-19.

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

No recycling or chipper piles will be collected during heavy trash week.

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

All appliances must be drained of freon and tagged by a professional to be collected.

Items out for collection should be separated into trash, lumber and metal.

For more information, contact the street department at 317-392-5169

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Feb. 19 – 24 is Emergency Management Agency Appreciation Week

Hoosier heroes step up to the plate to serve, protect and take care of Indiana every day. February 19 -24 honors a group of heroes who work year-round to ensure your county is ready to respond to a crisis.

Counties throughout Indiana have emergency management offices that take steps to reduce their communities' vulnerability to hazards and to help cope with disasters. These Emergency Management Agencies (EMAs) work with other public safety partners and organizations to prepare for, mitigate, respond to and recover from emergencies.

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security joins Gov. Eric J. Holcomb in recognizing the efforts and accomplishments of all its dedicated emergency managers statewide and invites Hoosiers to join in honoring them during EMA Appreciation Week.

Recently, EMAs have been ramping up preparedness planning for the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8, 2024. They have been working with state agencies and their local partners to ensure their counties are ready to handle the influx of crowds. Their behind-the-scenes work will shine bright during a rare spectacle for Indiana.

“Emergency Management Agencies have the foresight to see how events big and small will affect their communities. We have been working with them hand-in-hand to understand potential problems that may occur and how state partners can work with EMAs to mitigate any issues. We cannot keep Indiana safe without these partners,” said IDHS Executive Director Joel Thacker.

IDHS will celebrate EMAs on FacebookX (formerly known as Twitter) and Instagram. Follow along to learn about the people putting in countless hours to keep you safe. 

Warnings of romance scams

Indiana consumers should be on the lookout for romance scams approaching the holiday season. 

“While online dating may seem like an easy way to find love, it doesn’t always end well,” Attorney General Rokita said. “We see cases of goodhearted people who truly believe they’re connecting with a genuine person and then get taken advantage of by scammers. Don’t let this happen to you or your loved ones this Valentine’s Day.” 

In romance scams, perpetrators prey on unsuspecting matches by creating fake profiles to take advantage of victims online. They go to great lengths to pose as prospective romantic partners with similar interests to lure people into providing gifts, money, or personal information. 

Here are a few warning signs that someone might be more interested in your money or personal information than a relationship: 

  • Your new romantic interest sends a picture that doesn’t look realistic. Rather, the person looks more like a model from a fashion magazine.
  • The relationship is moving fast, and the other person quickly professes their love for you.
  • The person attempts to isolate you from friends and family.
  • The person requests inappropriate photos or financial information that could later be used against you.
  • The person can’t meet you in person or communicate on facetime.
  • The person asks you for money to buy their ticket to visit you, help pay for medical expenses (for them or a family member) or invest in a business.
  • They ask for money in the form of wire transfer, preloaded gift card, cryptocurrency, or money transfer app that are hard to recoup.

If you ever suspect a scam of any type, file a complaint at indianaconsumer.com or call Attorney General Todd Rokita’s office at 1-800-382-5516. 

Temporary lane and ramp closures planned along I-65 in Taylorsville

Indiana Department of Transportation maintenance crews are scheduled to temporarily reduce north and southbound I-65 to one lane and conduct single I-65 off-ramp closures this week for bridge maintenance work in Taylorsville.

On or after Monday, February 12, crews will reduce southbound I-65 to one lane and close the southbound I-65 off-ramp to southbound U.S. 31 at the Taylorsville interchange (Exit 76) to perform bridge deck patching work. Following the completion of southbound work, crews will reduce northbound I-65 to one lane and close the northbound I-65 off-ramp to northbound U.S. 31 at the Taylorsville interchange (Exit 76) to perform bridge deck patching work.

The southbound I-65 off-ramp to northbound U.S. 31 and the northbound I-65 off-ramp to southbound U.S. 31 will remain open while work is in progress. Crews plan to actively work Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Work is expected to take up to four days, weather permitting. If weather delays occur, remaining work will take place the following week.

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Indiana accepting nominations for Governor's Century, Half Century business awards

The state of Indiana is now accepting nominations for the Governor's Century and Half Century Business Awards, which honor Hoosier businesses that have remained in operation for at least 100 or 50 years, respectively, and have demonstrated a commitment to serving the community. 

Qualifying criteria are as follows: 

  • The business must have had continuous operations in Indiana for 100 or 50 years by Dec. 31, 2023.
  • The business must have participated in the same line of work for the duration of its operations. If different, an explanation of the evolution into the current business must be provided on the nomination form. 
  • The business must have had its base in Indiana since it was founded.
  • The business must recognize, acknowledge and agree that it is in full compliance with the Indiana Secretary of State.
  • The business must not have previously received a Century or Half Century award from the state of Indiana. Previous Half Century award recipients may qualify for a Century award.

Eligible companies are encouraged to complete the online application by April 12, 2024. Please visit the Indiana Economic Development Corporation website for additional details.

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Southwestern seeking community input for hiring new superintendent

Residents of the Southwestern Consolidated Schools district are requested to take a community stakeholder survey to assist with the search process for a new school superintendent.

The survey is being conducted for the school corporation’s school board by Dr. Michele Moore, a professor at Indiana University and a member of the University Search Team.

Participation in the survey will help the school board determine what is needed in selecting the next superintendent. Identities will be protected and no IP addresses are collected. Participation is anonymous with results tabulated electronically.

The University Search Team consists of educational leadership professors from Ball State, Indiana State, Indiana University and Purdue University.

 

Southwestern hired an interim superintendent in December: https://shelbycountypost.com/local-news/721128/southwestern-school-board-hires-interim-superintendent

 

The superintendent position is posted on Southwestern’s website and applications will be accepted through March 13. The school board will then conduct interviews with selected candidates.

To take the survey, go to the school system’s website at swshelby.k12.in.us and scroll down to the Superintendent Search section.

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Candidates approaching filing deadline

There is one week left for candidate filing for the Indiana 2024 Primary Election in May.

Candidates wishing to be on the Democrat or Republican primary ballot must file declaration of candidacy paperwork by Friday, February 9 at noon, Eastern Standard Time.  Minor Party, Independent, School Board, and Write-In candidates will file declarations of candidacy for the November General Election later in the year, after the May Primary Election is held.

“It’s been great welcoming candidates into the Secretary of State’s Office as they officially file their candidacy.  In the final week of filing, it’s important to make candidates aware of the approaching deadline.  The 2024 Election season is starting off strong as we are anticipating a massive turnout,” said Indiana Secretary of State Diego Morales. 

Filing started on January 10. Candidates for federal, statewide, state legislative, and judicial offices including county prosecuting attorneys, file declaration of candidacy with the Indiana Secretary of State or the Indiana Election Division. The Secretary of State’s Office and the Indiana Election Division will be accepting filings 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekdays through Friday, February 9 at noon.

As a reminder, candidates for non-judicial county offices, township offices, town offices, school board offices, precinct committeeman or state convention delegate, file their declaration of candidacy at the office of the County Clerk in which they reside.

Under Indiana law, election officials are prohibited from accepting filings after the deadline of Friday, February 9, at noon.

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Adult, student scholarships offered by Shelby County Extension Homemakers

The Shelby County Extension Homemakers are awarding a $500 scholarship to any woman who resides in Shelby County and is hoping to advance her education.

In addition, they are also awarding award a $500 scholarship to a graduate or graduating senior from each high school in Shelby County. 

Selection of the recipient of these scholarships will be made on the basis of the application, personal essay, and need for assistance.  Consideration cannot be given to applications which are incomplete or late.

 All forms and requested materials are due to the County President by March 15, 2024. 

For more information contact Debbie Stafford: dstafford58@yahoo.com or 317-443-0332.

 Link to Adult Scholarship: extension homemakers scholarship - adult.pdf

 Link to Student Scholarship: extension homemakers scholarship - student.doc.pdf

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Registration continues for Blue River Soccer Association spring leagues

Blue River Soccer Association will continue registration for the 2024 spring recreational season until Feb. 15. Birth years from 2008 through 2021 are eligible to register and play.

Registration cost is $70, with that price increasing on Feb. 9.

Practices will begin on March 11 with Opening Day scheduled for April 13.

 

 

May 18 is Community Day with postseason tournaments for 8-and-older leagues plus the final regular season games for 4U and 6U.

All games are played at the Blue River Soccer Association fields at Blue River Memorial Park, 725 Lee Boulevard, in Shelbyville.

For more information, go to blueriversoccer.org.

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Greenfield PD looking for suspect who defaced downtown buildings

Greenfield police are asking the public's help to find a suspect in an ongoing investigation.

On Jan. 22, the pictured individual defaced numerous buildings in the downtown area of Greenfield.

Detectives are attempting to identify the male pictured for further questioning regarding the incident.

If you have any information regarding his identity, please submit an anonymous tip or contact Detective Andrew Pfaff at 317-325-1238 or e-mail apfaff@greenfieldin.org. 

Indiana's Individual income tax filing opens Jan. 29

The Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR) will start accepting filings for the 2024 Individual income tax season on Monday, Jan. 29, along with the Internal Revenue Service.

DOR encourages customers to use electronic filing, online payment and direct deposit to significantly improve the accuracy and speed of the return and refund processes. Customers must file both their state and federal tax returns and pay any taxes owed for 2023 by Monday, April 15.

DOR reminds Hoosiers they should wait to file their tax returns until they receive all their official tax documents and statements. Employers have until Jan. 31, 2024, to deliver Form W-2s to employees. Attempting to file without all required information can postpone a customer’s refund if one is due.

Please take note of these tax-related updates to Indiana Code:

  • The dependent exemption has increased from $1,500 to $3,000 for the first taxable year in which a particular exemption is allowed under Section 151(c)(1)(B) Internal Revenue Code (as effective January 1, 2004). IC 6-3-1-3.5
  • All military pay for reserve members of the United States armed forces and National Guard is exempt from income tax for taxable years 2023 forward. IC 6-3-1-34
  • Investors can provide qualified investment capital to veteran-owned businesses and women-owned enterprises and qualify for the higher maximum amount of venture capital investment credit. IC 6-3.1-24-8
  • The College Choice 529 Plan Credit has increased from a maximum of $1,000 to $1,500 for a married couple filing jointly or an unmarried individual, and it increased from $500 to $750 for those married filing separately. IC 6-3-2-2.6
  • The Indiana Earned Income Tax Credit is now 10% of the federal credit, with a prorated credit available for nonresident individuals. IC 6-3.1-21-6
  • The Career Scholarship Account program has a new income tax deduction for grants received and used towards qualified expenses under IC 20-51.4. IC 6-3-1-3.5

More credits and exemptions and answers to most questions for Indiana Individual tax returns can be found on DOR’s website.

Customers who wish to contact DOR directly can use INTIME’s secure messaging for the most efficient service.

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Registration open for Shelby County Babe Ruth Baseball leagues

Registration continues until March 4 for the 2024 season at Shelby County Babe Ruth baseball.

There will be five leagues – T-ball (ages 4-5), Pee Wee (6), Rookie (7-8), Minor (9-10) and Major (11-13). T-ball teams will play eight games; all other divisions will play 10 games followed by a single-elimination tournament.

Registration is $70 per child for T-ball and $90 per child for the other four divisions.

Registration fees rise after the March 4 deadline. Registration must be completed online at shelbybr.com.

Games will begin approximately April 22 and run through the end of June at Donald L. Johnson Memorial Park, 613 River Road, in Shelbyville.

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Shelby County Gleaners Mobile Food Pantry's Saturday stop canceled due to cold

The Gleaners Mobile Food Pantry scheduled stop this weekend has been cancelled due to the anticipated cold temperatures on Saturday morning.

Saturday's high temperature is expected to be in the mid-upper teen's

They will attempt to reschedule for the following Saturday, January 27.

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Indiana Sheriffs' Association scholarship applications available

The Indiana Sheriffs' Association will again be awarding college scholarships to qualified high school seniors or college students who are pursuing a degree in criminal justice studies.

There will be approximately 40 - $750 scholarships awarded to qualifying students throughout the state.

The Indiana Sheriffs' Association Scholarship Fund was established for the purpose of receiving, investing, and dispensing of funds to provide college scholarships to qualified students who are committed to pursuing an education and career the in law enforcement field.

To qualify for one of these scholarships, the applicant must be an Indiana resident, be a current member of the association or a dependent child or grandchild of a current member of the association, attend an Indiana college or university, major in law enforcement field and enroll as a full-time student (12 hours).

Applications needed to apply for the scholarships are available from your high school counselor. The scholarship application can also be down loaded from the Indiana Sheriffs' Association website: www.indianasheriffs.org.

The applications must be completed and received by the Indiana Sheriffs' Association on or before April 1.

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Candidates filing opens Wednesday for 2024 primary election

Wednesday is the first day of candidate filing for Indiana 2024 Primary Election in May.

Candidates wishing to be on the Democrat or Republican primary ballot can begin filing declaration of candidacy paperwork on Wednesday, January 10. Minor Party, Independent, and Write-In candidates will file declarations of candidacy for the November General Election later in the year, after the May Primary Election is held.

“We know 2024 is going to be a big election year and today is the official start of filing.  As Indiana’s Chief Election Officer, I’m excited to welcome candidates into the Secretary of State’s Office so they can officially file their candidacy,” said Indiana Secretary of State Diego Morales. 

Candidates for federal, statewide, state legislative, and judicial offices including county prosecuting attorneys, file declaration of candidacy with the Indiana Secretary of State or the Indiana Election Division. The Secretary of State’s Office and the Indiana Election Division will be accepting filings 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekdays starting January 10th through February 9th at noon.

As a reminder, candidates for non-judicial county offices, township offices, town offices, school board offices, precinct committeeman or state convention delegate, file their declaration of candidacy at the office of the County Clerk in which they reside.

The deadline to file a declaration of candidacy is Friday, February 9, at noon. Under Indiana law, election officials are prohibited from accepting filings after the deadline. 

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2024 Indiana State Fair Queen crowned

Newton County’s Alexxys Standish has been crowned Miss Indiana State Fair 2024.

The Indiana University student was selected Sunday over more than 80 contestants at the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center. She is the first representative from the northwestern Indiana county to receive the honor.

The Indiana State Fair Queen plays a key role in promoting the Indiana State Fair by traveling nearly 6,500 miles during June and July to approximately 45 counties in preparation for the 2024 Indiana State Fair, scheduled to run from Aug. 2-18.

Standish’s goal is to work in the occupational therapy field. She plans to pursue a Doctorate of Occupational Therapy at Indiana University Indianapolis, specializing in pediatrics to help children with routine activities.

Other county representatives honored Sunday were:

  • 1st runner up – Mara Narayan, Elkhart County
  • 2nd runner-up – Sadie Herring, Vigo County
  • 3rd runner-up – Alex Kerkhove, White County
  • 4th runner-up – Hannah Martinez, Steuben County
  • Miss Congeniality – Avery Shrider, Wabash County

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Local health departments receive Health First Indiana funding

Local health departments have received enhanced funding for the first time as a result of the Health First Indiana (HFI) Initiative.

HFI is a historic investment in public health made possible by legislation passed by the 2023 Indiana General Assembly. Eighty-six counties serving nearly 96% of Hoosiers opted to receive a total of $75 million in HFI funding.

HFI launches a groundbreaking effort to improve the health of all Hoosiers through guaranteed access to core public health services, including maternal and child health, tobacco and vaping cessation, chronic disease, trauma and injury prevention and more. About 78% of the funding will support preventive and health outcome-related activities. A key component of Health First Indiana is that local health departments determine how funding is spent as they know best how to improve the health of Hoosiers living in their communities.

“The work began in 2021 with the formation of the Governor’s Public Health Commission, the support for the passage of SEA 4 and the overwhelming county-level participation in Health First Indiana have brought us to this moment,” said State Health Commissioner Lindsay Weaver. “As I have visited communities across the state, it is clear they are poised to address the most pressing health challenges they face through partnerships within those communities.”

Shelby County has opted in for $455,992.22 in 2024.

More information about Health First Indiana, including a map of participating counties, a list of core public health services, and a breakdown of funding amounts by county can be found at healthfirstindiana.in.gov.

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BMV closed Saturday thru New Year's Day

All Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicle (BMV) branches will be closed Saturday, Dec. 30 - Monday, Jan. 1, 2024, in observance of the New Year’s holiday.

Branches will resume regularly scheduled business hours on Tuesday.

Visit this link for a list of branch hours by location.

Customers can also complete over a dozen common transactions at a BMV Connect kiosk or online at myBMV.com.  

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