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  • McCain, McConnell, Guthrie win in Shelby

    Shelby County stayed in the red.

    Though Sen. John McCain lost the national race, Shelby County gave him nearly the same majority the county gave George W. Bush four years ago. McCain took almost 62 percent of the votes here. He had 11,451 votes to Sen. Barack Obama's 6,871 votes.

    Jeff Mackey and his wife, Chrystal, have had many heated debates leading up to yesterday's election. In the end, they, like the majority of people in Shelby County, voted for the McCain/Palin ticket.

  • Council looks to limit temporary off-site vehicle sales

    Shelbyville City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance Thursday that limits temporary off-site vehicle sales.

    Under the ordinance, no sales of motor vehicles by a licensed motor vehicle dealer is permitted anywhere other than the dealer's permanent place of business.

    The ordinance only permits temporary sales for dealers who have temporary interruptions -- such as fire, flood, repairs or construction -- at their permanent location that prevent business as usual.

  • Obama's election shows how far we have come

    History was written just before midnight on Tuesday.

    There was Republican John McCain delivering his concession speech in Arizona, confirming what the television networks and wire services had been saying for hours if not days:

    Democrat Barack Obama, an African American, would be the 44th president of the United States.

  • Simpsonville election made final

    Cary Vowels will hold his peace.

    Two days after Vowels lost a tainted Simpsonville City Commission election by a single one vote, Vowels said he has decided to not ask for a recount.

    During the election on Tuesday, it has been confirmed that an unknown number of non-city residents were given ballots that allowed them to vote in the Simpsonville City Commission race.

    When the results were released that night, Vowels was beat out of the fourth and final seat by fellow incumbent, Dottie Shelburne, 440-439.

  • Events scheduled to honor veterans

    Its history falls back to when an armistice, or temporary pause of hostilities, went into effect between the Allied nations and Germany on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918.

    A year later, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Nov. 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day, honoring those who had served in World War I.

  • Weekend celebration taking shape

    There are now more than 70 booths signed up for this year's Celebration of Lights in downtown Shelbyville, which will run 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

    Traffic will be blocked off at 8th Street and diverted to Henry Clay Street or over to Washington Street. Streets will be blocked for setup at 4 p.m.

    Court House steps entertainment schedule

    5 p.m. - Clear Creek Elementary performs, led by Stephanie Stevens

    5:20 - Shelby Christian Church's Sweet Spirit Chorus performs

    5:40 - Shelby Christian Church's Blue No More gospel group performs

  • All things considered, pretty smooth

    Jack Trumbo didn't get his nap.

    Trumbo, a long-time Simpsonville election official, said during some elections he is able to go up in the bleachers at the community center and doze for a while. Not this year.

    By 6 a.m., voters were lined outside the door to vote in one of two Simpsonville precincts. By just after 9 a.m., almost a third of the voters in the two precincts had cast ballots, according to Marc Rucker, a member of the county's board of elections who was traveling from precinct to precinct helping to solve problems.

  • Local man shot after Halloween party

    A Shelbyville man is in still in recovery after being shot early Sunday during an altercation that followed a Halloween party.

    The Shelby County Sheriff's office said Jason Coulter,33, was shot twice outside the house at 850 Bass Lane. He was transported to the University of Kentucky Medical Hospital.

    Deputies arrested Angus Walker, 24, on charges of assault in the first degree and tampering with physical evidence.

  • Montell beats out Young for house seat

    It wasn't a landslide, but the Republican candidate, the incumbent Brad Montell, has comfortably edged out Democratic opponent Bill Young for the second time.

    Montell earned the right to serve Kentucky’s house district 58 seat for a fourth term with 57.4 percent of the vote in Shelby and Spencer counties to Young’s 42.6 percent. The race was slightly closer in Shelby County (55-44).

    Montell, 51, said he was pleased when the results were finally in.

  • Local man sustains multiple injuries in accident

    A Shelbyville man was injured Monday afternoon when he ran off the road in a curve on Old Finchville Road, according to the Shelby County Sheriff's Office.

    Eddy Allen, 38, is in stable condition Tuesday at the University of Louisville, where he was airlifted after the crash.

    According to sheriff's deputy Gerald Woldrigde, speed was a factor in the crash.

    Witnesses to the accident were shaken as they recalled what happened.