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Today's News

  • NATIONAL: Paul, Guthrie lead Republicans through Shelby

    With a large and enthusiastic turnout of voters, Shelby County provided a big push that helped send two Republicans from Bowling Green – rookie Rand Paul and incumbent Brett Guthrie – to Washington next year.

    Paul, an optometrist from Bowling Green, soundly defeated Democrat Jack Conway to earn the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Republican Jim Bunning.

  • OTHER RACES: Butler, Masters win re-election

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    Doug Butler said Tuesday night he was more concerned with what he wants to accomplish during his next term with the Shelby County School Board than how he was going to get in position to do it.

  • News Briefs: Nov. 5, 2010

     Free flu shot clinic

    to be held Tuesday

    The North Central District Health Department in Shelbyville will conduct a free flu shot event Tuesday at the Family Activity Center in Clear Creek Park. The event will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Shots are restricted to adults 18 and older. If you have questions, contact the department at 633-1243.

  • SHERIFF: Armstrong rolls into another term

    The Shelby County sheriff’s race between two veteran lawmen ended up in a big victory for incumbent Sheriff Mike Armstrong.

    Democrat Armstrong defeated Republican Stewart Shirley, earning more than 60 percent of the vote.

  • 53RD DISTRICT JUDE: Dutton powers past Smith

    Incumbent Donna Dutton easily beat out Darby L. Smith to keep her seat as the 53rd District Court Judge on Tuesday night.

    This was the second time Dutton has bested Smith for the seat, and, according to Smith, it will be the last time he challenges her for the position.

    Dutton beat Smith in Shelby with 56.4 percent of the vote and won by a slightly larger margin in Anderson and Spencer counties.

  • STATE SENATE: Hornback powers to victory

     Many people thought state Senate candidates David Eaton and Paul Hornback were similar in many ways, but District 20 has made its choice to follow the Republican theme of the night.

  • Cross country: Titans, Rockets ready for regional

    The Collins and Shelby County cross-country teams have tough roads to the State Meet.

    That’s because Shelby County's two high schools are competing Saturday in one of the most competitive regions in Class AA.

  • In the tug of war of adoption, the child becomes the rope

    There is a family today that is wondering if death wouldn’t be a relief for the pain they feel.

    They have raised since birth a 3-year-old boy, called him their son, given him a name, provided him a home, fed him, doctored him, taught him and – above all else – loved him with every corpuscle of their being.

    This little boy was not born to their family, yet they made it so he would never feel that he wasn’t.

  • What we think: Veterans are heroes not just for 1 day

    Across this globe and across this county, men and women have gone to war to defend our freedom, our rights and our way of life.

    They have chosen to serve, accepted their duty and risked their lives for the benefit of all of us.

    And, as another Veterans Day approaches, we can’t as a people underestimate the decisions of those citizens and their positive impacts on our world.

  • A long and loving relationship

    On a recent Sunday afternoon, two automobiles pulled up to the Allen Dale residence, and a group of young visitors poured out. They turned out to be members of the Powell Family, descendants of Ernest and Carrie Powell of Allen Dale, who had been attending a family reunion at Clear Creek Park in Shelbyville. Their surprise visit was most welcome.