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Today's News

  • Regional volleyball: Dragons down Titans in two

    BUCKNER -- The Collins High School volleyball team got the match-up it wanted in the Eighth Region Tournament.

    Just not the result.

  • Barn, farm machinery destroyed in fire

    The Shelby County Fire Department is still looking into the cause of a fire that destroyed a barn and some farm machinery in the Eminence Pike area early Thursday morning.

    Fire Chief Bobby Cowherd said his department received a call from Eddie Mathis shortly before 4:30 a.m. that one of his barns at his property on Mathis Lane was on fire.

    Firefighters were unable to save the structure, which also destroyed two tractors, he said.

  • Council race: 9 candidates on 2 key issues

    The Shelbyville City Council has spent much of the last year to year and a half working on a plan to spruce up much of the downtown area.

    Through the East End Study and the nearly completed 7th Street Corridor Study, the city council has, with input from residents, set up a plan for continued growth in these areas.

    Along with the cleaning up of the downtown zoning districts, the council has put a plan in place for a large part of the city.

  • EARLIER: Election 2010: Candidates use forum to make their pitches

    Candidates gearing up for the Nov. 2 election had a final chance to sway the public Monday during the county's largest political forum.

     

    The nearly three-hour event was hosted by Shelby County Organized for Preservation and Enhancement (SCOPE) and The Sentinel-News, who have partnered on the event since 1988.

     

    SCOPE President Ronald R. Van Stockum Jr. served as the moderator, and Steve Doyle, editor of The Sentinel-News, offered the questions.

     

  • EARLIER: Election 2010: Candidates use forum to make their pitches

    Candidates gearing up for the Nov. 2 election had a final chance to sway the public Monday during the county's largest political forum.

     

    The nearly three-hour event was hosted by Shelby County Organized for Preservation and Enhancement (SCOPE) and The Sentinel-News, who have partnered on the event since 1988.

     

    SCOPE President Ronald R. Van Stockum Jr. served as the moderator, and Steve Doyle, editor of The Sentinel-News, offered the questions.

     

  • EARLIER: Election 2010: This is Ed Marksberry

    Ed Marksberry is running for U.S. Congress in the 2nd District, but a lot of people may not know who he is.

     

    His Republican opponent, incumbent, Brett Guthrie, has raised more than $1 million, and his ads have graced newspapers and TV sets throughout the 21 counties in the district.

     

    Marksberry, however, said he made a vow early on not to accept contributions to his campaign from corporations so his work has been on a much smaller scale.

     

  • EARLIER: Election 2010: This is Ed Marksberry

    Ed Marksberry is running for U.S. Congress in the 2nd District, but a lot of people may not know who he is.

     

    His Republican opponent, incumbent, Brett Guthrie, has raised more than $1 million, and his ads have graced newspapers and TV sets throughout the 21 counties in the district.

     

    Marksberry, however, said he made a vow early on not to accept contributions to his campaign from corporations so his work has been on a much smaller scale.

     

  • EARLIER: There's a trick to Halloween this year

    When you start to get older, sometimes it's hard to tell just when the good ol' days ended.

    But on occasion, there's an ordinance to remind you.

    Gone are the days when kids would wait eagerly for dark to don their vampire and ghost costumes and then hit the streets to canvas the neighborhood for candy. Staying out until porch lights were turned off, signaling houses were out of candy, or just simply until they ready for bed.

  • Election 2010: Only one precinct change, fewer voters

    The polls open at 6 a.m. Tuesday, and voters in Shelby County should be ready.

    Very little has changed for registered voters in the county: Only one of the 34 polling locations has moved, affecting about 850 in Cropper.

    "We sent letters out to everyone in that voting district, but some people are still confused," Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry said.  "Both [magisterial] candidates [Bill Hedges and John Lewis] have told us they've received calls from people asking if they had to go to Bagdad to vote."

  • EARLIER: Another mess for the bypass

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