5 Lucky Hoosiers Take Share of Indiana Live! Casino’s “$180,000 Great Mortgage Giveaway”

People all across Indiana have felt the pain of a U.S. economy that has not been choosey in deciding whose job to put next on the chopping block. In August of 2010, Hoosier Vanessa Dunkley got ‘the ax’ when she lost her job, and along with it, her peace of mind. But the pendulum of […]

Indiana Live Casino Events for May, 2011

The lucky month of May, 2011 promises to be a memorable one for lots of Live! Rewards Club members at the popular Indiana Live! Casino on the northwestern edge of Shelbyville, Indiana. This place, the biggest land-based casino in the Midwest, draws thousands of Hoosiers from Indianapolis and other Central Indiana cities every month, and […]

Mike Phipps: Boilermaker Quarterback from Shelbyville

Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana is known as the “Cradle of Quarterbacks” for a reason. Plenty of top notch signal callers have come from the Indiana college, including Hall of Famer Bob Griese and New Orleans Saints MVP Drew Brees. Among these vaunted gridiron warriors is another athlete from Shelbyville, Indiana: Mike Phipps. Playing […]

Wilbur Shaw: Savior of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Today, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway represents one of the largest tourist attractions in the United States, with millions of fans, drivers, and spectators participating in both the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, the 500 Festival, and all its associated Indianapolis events. However, Indianapolis might not have the famous Brickyard today if not for the efforts of […]

James Pierce: The Final Silent Tarzan

Tarzan. King of the Apes. Lord of the Jungle. Resident vine swinger. You know the story well: the son of shipwrecked British aristocrats, Tarzan is adopted by a clan of Great Apes, learns their ways, and becomes the hero of the forest. You’ve probably seen at least one Tarzan movie, even if it was the […]

Charles Major: Father of the Historical Romance

One of the most successful writers of historical romance was Charles Major, one of many Hoosier writers (including Booth Tarkington, Meredith Nicholson, and James Whitcomb Riley) who made their mark in the American literary world during the 19th century. Famous Shelbvyille people are all over the place in terms of their professions; some are sports […]

Bill Garrett: Breaking Boundaries in Indiana Basketball

There have been plenty of basketball players that have come from the fertile farmland of Indiana, but few have broken as many boundaries as famous Shelbyville resident Bill Garrett. Garrett lived during a time when segregation was king, before the civil rights movement was a force in the country. It was a hard time to […]

Blue River Bowl – Cosmic and Heavenly Fun

The Blue River Bowl, once known as Blue River Lanes, in Shelbyville, Indiana is rated one of the top ten bowling centers in the whole Midwest, not just the greater Indianapolis area. When it comes to family entertainment or a fun way to socialize with friends, there’s really nothing like bowling, one of the favorite […]

Strand Theatre, Pride of Shelbyville, Indiana

To see current show information for the Strand Theatre, visit their homepage. The Strand Theatre has been a fixture in Shelbyville, Indiana since 1916. One of the few remaining old theaters in the Midwest, the Strand is part of the historical fabric of Shelbyville and a main center of activities for the city, especially the […]

Boggstown Cabaret Supper Club in Shelby County: Unexpected Fun Near Shelbyville

To see current show information for the Boggstown Cabaret Supper Club, visit the club’s website. The Boggstown Cabaret Supper Club can be found a mere five miles or so west of Shelbyville, Indiana and some twenty miles southeast of Indianapolis. This interesting greater Indianapolis theatre and performance venue offers ongoing entertainment in the form of […]