Homeless people have become more visible in the past few days around Shelbyville. Saturday’s T-G will have more in a continuing series of stories about the situation.
Homeless situation appears to be worsening
Several people live in their vehicles behind the Marathon convenience store at Lane Parkway and North Cannon Boulevard. The sign on the van reads, “Homeless Can You Help Us Please? We Need Gas + Food.”
T-G Photos by David Melson
Jeb and Jasper House cut overgrown brush and grass at the old Rite Aid store, North Main and Madison streets.
The front of the former Rite Aid store. A homeless man lives near the column at left.
Bedrolls and discarded fast-food wrappers litter an area near the front of the empty store where an individual often sleeps at night.
Grass grows high in front of the store, at one of Shelbyville’s most visible intersections, last week. The grass was cut by volunteers the next day.