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Reservations taken now for Shelby Senior Services introduction of 2024 trip schedule

Shelby Senior Services will be introducing its 2024 trip schedule on August 10.

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Free fishing weekend in Indiana

It’s a free fishing weekend in Indiana.

On Saturday and Sunday, June 3-4, Indiana residents can fish in public waters and without having to buy a fishing license and/or a trout/salmon stamp.

One free fishing day remains this year. It’ll be on September 23.

James Taylor tribute artist Bill Griese talks about Friday's show at The Strand

America's No. 1 James Taylor tribute artist Bill Griese visits The Strand Theatre in Shelbyville with his acclaimed Sweet Baby James show.

Griese will perform the timeless music of the 6-time Grammy winner, with a performance you have to hear to believe! Not your typical tribute band fare and not a "look-alike" impersonator, Griese brings you the songs and stories of Taylor in a refreshingly authentic way – using only his spot-on vocals and skillful guitar playing. 

Griese previewed his Shelbyville appearance on The Morning Show.



Operation Back to School helps veteran families with expenses

The Indiana Department of Veteran Affairs will be offering funding applications to veteran families experiencing financial hardships this summer.

Operation Back to School offers veteran families $500 per dependent child for back to school expenses. Veteran families are able to apply and receive money from the Military Family Relief Fund for children in grades K-12 and full time college students that still live with their veteran family up to age 23.

Applications will be accepted from June 1 to August 31. Those interested in applying must have proof of income, proof of child’s residency, proof of child’s dependency, a bank statement, and a DD 214.

A link to the application is here.


















VOICE Indiana members from New Palestine, Eastern Hancock receive honors

The Indiana Department of Health is recognizing members of VOICE Indiana, who were honored as 2023 Group Youth Advocates of the Year by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids for their advocacy efforts in the fight for a tobacco-free future.

The teens were celebrated on May 18 at the 2023 Youth Advocates of the Year Awards Gala in Washington, D.C.

“We are thrilled that VOICE Indiana members were chosen as Group Youth Advocates of the Year,” said Miranda Spitznagle, director of the Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Division at the Indiana Department of Health. “VOICE Indiana is a model organization that demonstrates the power that youth voices can have in advocating for the future and health of young people, and we are pleased to support their work as part of our youth engagement initiative. These four exceptional young advocates further exemplify the qualities of a new generation of leaders who are leading the way toward a healthier, tobacco-free future.”

VOICE Indiana is a statewide youth empowerment organization, focused on engaging, educating and empowering teens to celebrate a tobacco-free lifestyle.

The youth ambassadors who represented VOICE at the Catalysts for Change ceremony were: Brenna Bastin from New Palestine High School,  Suhita Chintachalaruvu from Hamilton Southeastern High School, Nicole Liu from Noblesville High School and Hannah Martin from F.J. Reitz High School. Additional VOICE Youth Ambassadors are Gracie Castner from Eastern Hancock High School, Lauren Jeffries from Boone Grove High School and Nelli McLeod from Terre Haute North Vigo High School.

Every year, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids honors a National Youth Advocate of the Year, four Individual Youth Advocates of the Year and one Group Youth Advocates of the Year. The winners receive scholarships to continue their tobacco prevention efforts and serve as youth ambassadors for the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

Governor Eric Holcomb directs flags to be flown at half-staff on Memorial Day

Governor Eric J. Holcomb is directing flags statewide to be flown at half-staff on Memorial Day.

Flags should be flown at half-staff from sunrise to noon on Monday.

Gov. Holcomb also asks businesses and residents across the state to lower their flags to half-staff on Monday to commemorate Memorial Day.

Make water safety a priority

With Memorial Day weekend around the corner, Indiana Conservation Officers remind Hoosiers to make water safety a priority now and throughout the summer.

“We urge all Hoosiers to recognize the danger water poses when on or around our waterways,” said Capt. Jet Quillen of the Department of Natural Resources Division of  Law Enforcement. 

Follow these basic safety tips:

  • Discuss the dangers of water with your family and loved ones before going out.
  • Tell someone where you are going and when you will return.
  • Go with a buddy.
  • Do not venture around flooded or fast-moving waterways.
  • Wear a life jacket.
  • Keep an extra watchful eye on children.
  • Avoid alcohol.

If you go boating, make sure you know the rules and boat safely. Reduce speed in unfamiliar areas and be aware of unusual water conditions respective to your size and type of boat. These are not only safety tips, but also important environmental considerations, such as preventing beach erosion. Regardless of your boat type, assess water levels before going out and monitor your speed while underway.

Designate a sober boat operator. Alcohol causes impaired balance, blurred vision, poor coordination, impaired judgment, and slower reaction time. Wave action, sun exposure, and wind can magnify these effects. It is illegal to operate a motorboat or personal watercraft in Indiana while intoxicated due to alcohol or drugs. Indiana law defines intoxication as having a blood alcohol level of 0.08% or greater.

Each life jacket should be United States Coast Guard approved, in good working condition, and size appropriate for the wearer. New life jackets are designed to be lighter, less obtrusive, and more comfortable than those of the past. Inflatable life jackets allow mobility and flexibility for activities like boating, fishing, or paddling, and can be much cooler in warmer weather than older-style life jackets.

To learn more about boating education and safety, see

"Click it or Ticket" ushers in Memorial Day Weekend

The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) is urging people to buckle up ahead of the summer holidays.

Starting May 22, state and local law enforcement agencies are teaming together to increase patrols as part of the national “Click it or Ticket” high-visibility enforcement event. The overtime patrols are funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) with grants administered by ICJI.

Officers will be out in full force leading up to the Memorial Day holiday to make sure drivers and passengers are buckled up and children are properly secure. Their goal is to reduce the number of traffic injuries and fatalities from lack of seat belt use.

Data from the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) shows that unbuckled motorists make up almost 40% of all passenger vehicle deaths in the state. Since the “Click It or Ticket” initiative began more than 20 years ago, seat belt use has gone up over 30% in Indiana to 93%, which remains higher than the national average of 91.6%.

Despite making progress and advances in vehicle safety, in 2022, 236 unbuckled vehicle occupants lost their lives on Indiana roads – the third highest in the past decade. Young drivers, especially males, were the most likely to speed and the least likely to be buckled during a crash.

Nationally, there were 11,813 unbuckled vehicle occupants killed in crashes.

“These numbers are not just statistics, they represent real people and families that have been forever changed by the tragedy of a traffic crash,” said Devon McDonald, ICJI Executive Director. “Many of the people we lost would still be alive today had they made the decision to buckle up. Seat belts make a difference. They save lives.”

Research has repeatedly demonstrated the safety benefits of seat belts and the dangerous consequences when people choose not to use them. Buckling up can reduce the risk of injury or death in a crash by up to 65%. Without a seat belt fastened, people can be ejected from a vehicle and killed, and that risk increases if the driver is speeding or impaired.

Tragically, vehicle collisions continue to be a leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13, and NHTSA data shows that approximately 46% of all car seats are being used incorrectly. Parents and caregivers who do not buckle up are more likely to have kids who are improperly restrained.

"The loss of a child due to inadequate vehicle safety measures is a tragedy. However, it is also preventable," said Jim Bryan, ICJI Traffic Safety Director. "We owe it to our children to prioritize their safety and take every necessary precaution when it comes to their well-being.”

Indiana law requires the driver and all passengers to buckle up. Children under age eight must be properly restrained in a child car seat or booster seat according to the child restraint system manufacturer’s instructions.

During the campaign, participating law enforcement agencies will be taking a no-excuses approach to seat belt law enforcement, writing citations day and night. Drivers can be cited for lack of seat belt use, as well as for each unbuckled passenger under the age of 16.

The NHTSA reports that in 2021, 57% of passenger vehicle occupants killed at night (6 p.m. to 5:59 a.m.) were not wearing a seatbelt. That’s why one focus of the campaign is nighttime enforcement.

“It doesn’t matter what time of day it is, what type of vehicle you’re driving or the type of road you’re driving on, the best way to stay safe in case of a vehicle crash is to wear your seat belt,” said McDonald.

Parents and caregivers are encouraged to make sure children are in the right car seat and that it’s used correctly and properly installed. Resources can be found at To schedule an appointment with a certified car seat safety technician at one of Indiana’s 100 fitting stations, visit


USDA warns of scams related to Inflation Reduction Act

The Inflation Reduction Act provides $2.2 billion in financial assistance for farmers and forest landowners who experienced discrimination in USDA’s farm lending programs prior to January 1, 2021.

USDA has become aware of some lawyers and groups spreading misleading information about this process, pressuring people to sign retainer agreements, and asking people to fill out forms with private and sensitive information. 

More information is available in this report from USDA.



TC's Schweitzer is top DAR Good Citizen Essay Contest winner

Hallie Jo Schweitzer, a senior at Triton Central High School, is this academic year’s Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Essay Contest winner for Shelby County.

The Mary Mott Greene chapter of DAR sponsors the contest annually. Guidance department staff or teachers select one student as their school’s Good Citizen. Each Good Citizen participates in the contest by submitting requirements that include an essay written on a topic provided by the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution.

A panel of judges then selects one of the Good Citizens to represent the county at the state competition level. Judges review each Good Citizens’ personal accomplishments within school and the community during their academic careers, letters of reference, grade transcript, and future plans.

Schweitzer is the daughter of Alan and Susan Schweitzer of Shelbyville.

Representing their respective schools as DAR Good Citizens are:



Simon Klinger, a senior at Morristown High School, son of Lisa Klinger of Morristown.



Jonah Patrick DeArmitt, a senior at Southwestern High School, son of Mike and Jennifer DeArmitt of Shelbyville.



Josephine Lynn-Marie Larrison, a senior at Waldron High School, daughter of Isaac and Elissa Larrison, St. Paul.



Bowling fundraiser to benefit Shelby County's Special Olympics

Shelby County's Special Olympics Indiana program is hosting a bowling fundraiser on Thursday.

The event will be held at Blue River Bowl, 1601 S. Miller Street starting at 5:30 p.m. and ending at 8:30 p.m.

The cost of participation is $15 per bowler, which covers 90 minutes of unlimited bowling with a minimum of three bowlers per lane (maximum six bowlers per lane). 

Bowling shoe rental is also included in the cost. 

To reserve a lane (or several lanes) for this evening, please contact Blue River Bowl with the number of lanes needed and your desired start time (no later than 7 p.m.).

Fifth percent of all proceeds raised will be donated to the Shelby County Special Olympics organization whose mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition for individuals with intellectual disabilities, allowing them to develop athletic skills, improve physical fitness, promote socializing and friendships, and develop leadership skills and outstanding sportsmanship. 

Shelby County's program currently offers eight sports to over 200 athletes throughout the year.

Involvement in Special Olympics is at no-cost to the athlete, so fundraising within our community is essential to the fulfillment of our mission. Funds raised at this event will not only help fund our singles and doubles bowling competition and training (a program currently serving approximately 50 athletes six months out of the year), but it will also help finance the involvement of over 50 athletes at the Special Olympics Summer Games held at Indiana State University and Rose Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute beginning June 9.


Shelby County Diligent Diggers to host annual sale on May 20

The Shelby County Diligent Diggers will host their annual plant sale on May 20 from 9 a.m. to noon at Clearwick Park, 2609 Berwick Drive, Shelbyville. 

It was formerly held at the Shelby County Fairgrounds stage.

For more than 25 years the Diligent Diggers have been planting and maintaining the gardens at the Shelby County Public Library. Plant sale proceeds will be used to continue the library gardens.

All plants are locally grown and include: iris, hostas, daisies, herbs, columbine, tomatoes, house plants, sedum, yard art and much more. Prices start at $2. 


Stamp Out Hunger food drive on second Saturday of the month, May 13

Every second Saturday in May, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers, who participate in the NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive — the largest one-day food drive in the nation.


Led by letter carriers represented by the National Association of Letter Carriers (AFL-CIO), with help from rural letter carriers, other postal employees and other volunteers, the drive has delivered more than 1.82 billion pounds of food the past 30 years.


Carriers collect non-perishable food donations left by mailboxes and in post offices and deliver them to local community food banks, pantries and shelters. Nearly 1,500 NALC branches in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands are involved.


The United States Postal Service, National Association of Letter Carriers, National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association, AFL-CIO, United Way, Vericast, Valpak Direct Marketing Systems, CVS Health, Kellogg’s, and United Food and Commercial Workers International Union are all supporting this year’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive.


To donate, just place a box or can of non-perishable food next to your mailbox before your letter carrier delivers mail on May 13. The carrier will do the rest. The food is sorted, and delivered to an area food bank or pantry, where it is available for needy families.

Shelby County Development Corporation among Duke Energy grant recipients

Duke Energy is awarding more than $125,000 in grants to 26 local and regional economic development organizations to spur new jobs and investment in Indiana communities.


The grants are through Duke Energy’s Partnership Program, which funds marketing and strategic efforts to grow cities and towns.


Grant dollars are used to support marketing campaigns and promotional materials, website development and updates, conference and tradeshow registrations and continuing education.


Since the Partnership Program was established in 2017, Duke Energy has contributed more than $700,000 in grant funding to organizations that are helping create vibrant economies in Indiana.


To qualify for program consideration, each applicant submitted a plan that would have a direct impact on their community’s economic growth. These awards help local and regional economic development organizations fund marketing and strategic efforts in the communities they serve. Amounts varied depending on the size and scope of the project.


Among the grants awarded:


Shelby County Development Corporation – $5,000


East Central Indiana Regional Partnership – $5,000


Greensburg-Decatur County Economic Development Corporation – $5,000


Hancock Economic Development Council – $5,000


I-74 Business Corridor – $5,000


Three primary polling places open on Tuesday in Shelby County

Spring Primary election day voting is scheduled for 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday.



There will be three polling locations in Shelby County:


West Street United Methodist Church, 629 S. West Street

Crossroad Community Church, 475 Progress Parkway

Shelby County Fairgrounds - Family Arts Building, 500 Frank Street


GIANT fm News and Shelby County Post will have election results immediately after they are tabulated.

The first DNR Free Fishing Day is this weekend

Every year, Indiana DNR offers Hoosiers four opportunities to fish for free. The first Free Fishing Days is this Sunday, May 7. 


The other dates this year are June 3-4, and Sept. 23. Whether you’re fishing for dinner or a new thrill, a free fishing day is your chance to get on the water.


On Free Fishing Days, Indiana residents do not need a fishing license or a trout/salmon stamp to fish in the state's public waters. All other rules such as seasons, bag, and size limits apply.  For public places to fish near you, see


Free Fishing Days are an excellent opportunity to learn how to fish, take your family fishing, or introduce a friend to fishing. To see what properties are hosting events, go to the DNR Calendar. Prefer to learn on your own? See Fishing Tips and Videos.


2023 Indiana Free Fishing Days are Sunday, May 7, Saturday and Sunday June 3 and 4, and Saturday, Sept. 23. 

Free admission provides a great opportunity to enjoy your favorite DNR property or visit a new site. Find DNR properties across the state and the facilities they offer.

Springtastic Craft Show to be held at former SCAC on Saturday

All local 50+ vendors and crafty individuals that Shelbyville and the surrounding area has to offer will be featured at Saturday's event at the former Shelby County Athletic Club, 24 West Rampart Street.

The following vendors are expected to attend.

Gigi's Precious Gems

Asrthi paper box crafts

Moonlight Crafts 

Not Missin A Stitch

Shirt Station 3117

DelMary Creations

Wreaths and Things Madd Hatter Creates

The Woodchuck

On Hooks N Needles

Marias Unique Designs

Kimberly Hoffman

Wesson's Canine Bakery

Little City Girl

Credit Farms 101

Karen Barclay

Michelle Longo

Indy Grandma's Crafts

Hotmess Express

Boutique by Bre

Scentsy by Sherry

Enlightened Elements

Wiggle Butt Bandanas

Roie Jewelry

Your Purpose Designs

Cre8ed by Loralyn

Bonfire Girls

Kyrie Creations

Cheat Day Cake Boutique

Precious Lather

Courtney Ann Design Z

A&M Lakeside Creations

Red Aspen

Paper Pie Usborne Books

Designs by Rustique

Inherited Talent

Barb's Art Corner

Sherri's Heavenly Balloons

Saving Grace Fire Protection Inc.

Rustic 2 Refined

Unique Dazzles

Aba Creations

Crissy's Place 4 Wreaths and more

Dream in Color by Kristi

Artisan Lumma

Crispy's Craft Bubble

D's Variety Sctore

Crochet by Schebler

Sherri's Crafty Creations

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The Indiana Destination Development Corporation launches Home Again Campaign

The Indiana Destination Development Corporation (IDDC) in partnership with the Indiana Association of Realtors, is excited to announce the launch of their new "Home Again IN Indiana" campaign.

The campaign seeks to celebrate Hoosier pride by sharing the stories of those who were born and raised in Indiana and, after moving away, chose to return.

"Indiana has a strong sense of community, and many Hoosiers have a deep connection to the state that brings them back home," said Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch. “We want to showcase those stories and inspire others to see all that Indiana has to offer."

Home Again Hoosiers credit Indiana's deep community values, the lively downtowns, locally owned businesses and so much more for drawing them back to Indiana. After moving back to Indiana, Home Again Hoosiers found the impact they can make in their communities to be overwhelmingly fulfilling. From business to civic, to culinary arts and hospitality, Home Again Hoosiers draw on their passions to become a part of their communities and improve them while doing so. "We believe that Indiana is a wonderful place to call home, and we're thrilled to showcase people who have returned to Indiana and the reasons why they love it here," said IDDC Secretary and CEO Elaine Bedel. "We want to hear from Hoosiers who have experienced life in other states or countries and have returned to Indiana."

To learn more about the "Home Again IN Indiana" campaign and to share your story, click here.

Follow Visit Indiana on social media at @VisitIndiana on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

SCUFFY Roadblock scheduled for April 29

The Shelby County United Fund drive will go to the streets this weekend.




SCUFFY Executive Director Alecia Gross requested locations from the Board of Public Works and Safety to hold the annual Roadblock on April 29.



The request was approved by the Board of Works.

Cleanup of Blue River to impact Shelby County road

Trisler Construction, a contractor for the Shelby County Highway Department, is closing E 600 N between N 150 E and N. Morristown Road to remove a log jam that is piled up against the bridge on 600 N across BIue River.

Trisler Construction was setting up its crane Tuesday afternoon and will begin pulling debris from the river tomorrow on Wednesday. It is not known yet how long this closure will last.

The roadway should be open at night, but it will be closed to traffic during the day.

National Lineworker Appreciation Day illuminates the people behind the power

For lineworkers, weathering the storm is just another day on the job. On Tuesday, Duke Energy celebrates National Lineworker Appreciation Day – an acknowledgement of the challenging work of utility lineworkers nationwide who are committed to keeping the lights on and readying the grid for a low-carbon future.

Line teams support daily customer needs as well as projects that will help modernize and strengthen the grid to improve reliability and resiliency, enable the connection of more renewables and help protect it from cybersecurity and physical threats.

Lineworkers also perform the work that they’ve become known for – ensuring power flows to vital infrastructure such as hospitals and water treatment facilities and to everyday home conveniences – always keeping safety top of mind. Through lightning, wind, ice, and even extreme heat and cold, they diligently perform hands-on work through high-stress situations and the aftermath to serve customers.

“Our line teams are the calm before, during and after a storm. They maintain our systems and serve our communities in their greatest time of need – going head-to-head with storms and emergencies to deliver safe and reliable service,” said Scott Batson, senior vice president and chief distribution officer at Duke Energy. “Being a lineworker isn’t for everyone, but it’s certainly a job that impacts everyone.”

Ten years after the U.S. Senate passed a resolution in 2013 designating April 18 as National Lineworker Appreciation Day, the role of lineworkers is more important than ever before – in maintaining and growing energy infrastructure, protecting public safety and making sure communities have power.

“Our lineworkers continue to do the important work of ‘keeping the lights on’ – whether it’s our transmission techs working on high-voltage transmission lines that carry electricity from power plants or our distribution techs working on the lines that carry power to homes and businesses,” said Harry Sideris, executive vice president of customer experience, solutions and services for Duke Energy. “I’m proud that our line teams prioritize safety and taking care of our customers and of each other.”

The more than 7,700 Duke Energy and contract lineworkers who make up the Duke Energy line team are responsible for constructing, operating and maintaining equipment and more than 300,000 miles of power lines in Duke Energy’s service territories – enough to circle the Earth 12 times.

As Duke Energy continues to launch new grid and infrastructure improvement projects to modernize, harden and technologically advance the power grid, the need for skilled workers – especially entry-level lineworkers – is also on the upswing. Lineworkers play an integral role in a more efficient, more reliable digital grid.

The company’s lineworker hiring strategy is transforming to fast-track and hire more aggressively, collaborate with community colleges to identify lineworker talent, shorten new hire onboarding process and deploy new hires more rapidly.

“It’s a great time to be working in energy – and we’re fortunate to be able to source great talent through community colleges,” said Batson. “Individuals who fill these roles join our other lineworkers as ambassadors for the company when they’re in the field.”

Over the past six years, Duke Energy and its Foundation have provided more than $2.8 million in funding to support lineworker programs in states where the company operates.

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State Road 9 and U.S. 52 roundabout construction to begin soon

Road work approaching for new roundabout at the Shelby County intersection of State Road 9 and U.S. 52.

The project is slated to begin on May 1.

Also, starting the last week of April, E&B Paving will be constructing a temporary road that will relocate SR 9 to the east for construction of the west half of the new roundabout. There will be no access to SR 9 from US 52 throughout the construction of the new roundabout.

The detour route will remain the same throughout construction of the roundabout the only thing that will change is how SR 9 will be routed during construction and once west side is constructed, they will switch SR 9 onto the new roundabout.

Officially, the detour uses I-465, I-74 and SR 44 from Indianapolis to Rushville.

This closure will be for 120 days.

Shelby County volunteer fire departments receive Hometown Community grants

In 2023, Blue River Community Foundation (BRCF) is celebrating Hometown Communities.

BRCF recognizes that a great deal of the safety of these hometown communities is dependent on the volunteers of their local fire departments. These departments are comprised of community members that donate their time to ensure the residents of their communities are safe. These individuals sacrifice time away from their own families and often perform this voluntary job in addition to their full time jobs.


Pictured: Kyle Pruitt – Waldron VFD, Jay Tennell – Marietta VFD, Dan Pennington – St. Paul VFD, Jeff Crisman – Flat Rock VFD, Jennifer Jones, BRCF, Danny Kuhn – Manilla VFD, Dean Tyner – Fountaintown VFD, Steve Davis – Morristown VFD. Not pictured: representatives of Fairland VFD and Moran VFD.


City of Shelbyville Fire Chief Brian Tackett shared the following about his friends at the Shelby County volunteer fire departments:

“The Shelbyville Fire Department is unique in the fact that it is completely surrounded by volunteer fire departments. We respond to approximately 2,000 calls per year with volunteers. These departments also provide backup to our department on larger scenes and in some cases will back fill our stations. The volunteer departments often struggle with up-to-date equipment since they are not typically funded. They will often host fundraisers just to purchase much needed equipment or to make repairs to items that are already outdated. “

This year the foundation is recognizing these departments’ service and dedication to their hometowns and the comfort they bring us all knowing that they are just a phone call away and quite literally just down the road when we are in need.

On April 11, BRCF executive director Jennifer Jones and Grants Director Jordan England presented each Shelby County volunteer fire department with a $5,000 grant to help support the work that they do in their communities.

If you’re interested in supporting your local fire department by starting a designated fund that will pay out to their department annually, in perpetuity, please contact our office to find out more information on this wonderful way to invest in your hometown!

Derby Day reservations now open at Horseshoe Indianapolis

Horseshoe Indianapolis is a perfect place to catch all the action for the 149th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 6.

Reservations for the entire racing program are now open with an added bonus of live Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse action offered at Horseshoe Indianapolis in Shelbyville, Indiana.

The first race from Churchill Downs gets underway at approximately 10:30 a.m. with live racing from Horseshoe Indianapolis beginning shortly after at 10:45 a.m. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for Derby Day.

The Kentucky Derby has an estimated post time of 6:45 p.m. Special Derby Day packages are available in the Clubhouse by calling ahead to Beth Litteral at 317-421-8801 or email at



In addition to racing on Derby Day, fans can participate in various promotions, including handicapping contests, a drawing for a $3,000 Win-Place-Show wager on the Kentucky Derby, a Derby Day Hat Contest with the top three sharing $600 in prize money, and a free Magic Mirror Selfie Station. Those watching the action trackside can enjoy food trucks and additional beverage stations.

Parking and admission are free, and the racing side of the property is open to guests of all ages.

The 21st season of live Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing begins Tuesday for a 123-day meet.

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