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  • Paul asserts his case for Shelby Republicans

    There was standing room only at the Stratton Center in Shelbyville on Thursday night as Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul shared his views in front of members of the Shelby County Republican Party.

    Paul, an ophthalmologist in Bowling Green, the son of U.S. Congressman Ron Paul of Texas, the Libertarian candidate for president in 2008, is leading in polls over Secretary of State Trey Grayson in the Republican primary for the seat being vacated by Jim Bunning.

  • EARLIER: SCHS girls headed back to State

    MIDDLETOWN – Shelby County settled for second-place at the Region 5 girls’ golf tournament Monday, but the Rockets still have their sights set on a state championship.

  • Eaton, Hornback will face off in November

    Shelbyville will hold on the District 20 State Senate seat for a few more years.

    When Gary Tapp (R-Shelbyville) steps down in November after 20 years in state government, he will usher in a new face from his hometown, but we'll have to wait and see if it's fellow Republican Paul Hornback, who Tapp has endorsed for his seat, or Democrat David Eaton.

    Hornback, a newcomer to the political scene, trumped fellow first-timer David Glauber with 62.3 percent of the vote and carried Shelby, Spencer and Bullitt counties.

  • East Middle off to fast start

     The first-year East Middle Football Coach is new to head coaching, but very familiar with the school.

  • Rothenburger: Agriculture is ‘my true passion’

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  • Business Briefcase Sept. 24, 2010

     BBB alert for job-hunter scams

    With the unemployment rate still hovering around 10 percent, the Better Business Bureau has issued an alert to warn job hunters to beware of scammers preying on the unemployed.

  • SOUDER: One family’s pursuit of the Call of the Wild

    Last weekend my family went camping.

    Now, I am aware that there are those who love the great outdoors. For those people, the sights, sounds and smells of nature are the closest things to heaven on earth that they can find.

    There are those that love to camp in tents, to be at one with creation, to go to sleep with the sound of the crickets and frogs in their ears and wake to the feel of the dewy grass under their feet.

  • Building moratorium headed for 7th Street

    The Shelbyville City Council is continuing to crack down on 7th Street.

    As the city, county and Triple S Planning Commission continue to study the corridor up to the entrance of Clear Creek Park, the city has started the process of placing a building moratorium on its portion of the area.

    At Thursday's meeting, the council approved the first reading of an ordinance that will postpone any building and demolition permits, zoning map amendments and development plans for the area.

  • WICHE: Managing the drought conditions

    It has not been a very forgiving summer when it comes to the heat, but what is of more concern to us now is the lack of rain.

    Some are in the throes of a severe drought, other threaten soon t be put on the list. If you are among them, I hope you have started to water, because we are seeing some unfavorable conditions for newly planted trees, shrubs and perennials.

    So, how much is enough when it comes to water? Well it depends on the plant.