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  • Trims & Whims

     

    When: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday

    Where: Wright Elementary, on Rocket Lane in Shelbyville

    What: 80-plus vendors of crafts, art and food

  • A voting machine mix-up and a broken vote counter led to an interesting Election Day in the Shelby County Clerk's Office, but all-in-all Sue Carole Perry said she couldn't complain.

    "It's a much less stressful day when you're running unopposed," she joked. "Really, though, it wasn't too bad."

    The results were posted by about 9 p.m., and Shelby was not the last county in the voting district to post results, that honor falling to Bullitt County for the third consecutive election.

  • Shortly before Bob Matthews died last month, I sat down with him several times in the Crestview Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, where he was living, and talked with him about his life in the Navy.

    This column reflects those conversations and other interviews with members of his family. I also added my own research.

    I had hoped that Bob would have had an opportunity to read it himself, but such was unfortunately not the case.

  • The Shelbyville City Council will look almost the same with five of six members returning, but the voting was quite different than in years past. Jon Swindler, 13 percent, and newcomer Frank Page, 12 percent, were the first and third vote getters in the race among nine for the top six spots. Joining them were incumbent Donna Eaton, the second top vote getter with 12.6 percent, and (in order) incumbents Alan Matthews (11.8), Mike Zoeller (11.3) and Shane Suttor (10.7). George Best, 10.1 percent, was the lone incumbent council member not elected, and h

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  • Solid experience trumped youthful exuberance in the race for Shelby County Circuit Clerk Tuesday as Lowry Miller upended Austin Redmon by a 21-point margin.

    Miller, a Republican who has filled the role of clerk since the retirement of Kathy Nichols this past summer, garnered 61 percent of the vote to triumph over Redmon, who is a student at Kentucky State University.

  • 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.

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  •  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.

  • 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.

  • Everything is dark – you can’t see a thing. Then you feel spider webs brushing against your face, and you hear a door creak open on rusty hinges.

    You know something is going to jump out of the dark at you, but what? A werewolf, a huge spider dripping venom or maybe an 8-foot-tall Lurch look-alike with a bloody chainsaw?

  • 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.

  • 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.

     

  • 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.

     

  • 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.

     

  • 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.

     

  • 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."