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  • As the acting State Auditor, Crit Luallen said she knows a thing or two about "values."

    "That's a word that gets thrown around casually in politics too often," she said. "But if there's one key lesson that I've learned in my long career, it's that having strong personal values and holding ourselves to the highest ethical standards that determines success in the public arena."

  • Republican David Glauber of Bullitt County filed Friday to run for the 20th district state senate seat being vacated in 2010 by incumbent Gary Tapp.

    Tapp announced earlier this year that he would not seek re-election and endorsed Shelby County farmer Paul Hornback to succeed him in a district that encompasses Shelby, Bullitt and Spencer Counties.

    Glauber, a member of the Appraisal Institute, is a Carroll County native who moved to Bullitt County in 1993. This election is his first time running for office.

  • Shelby County agriculture leader Paul Hornback is seeking the state senate seat in District 20, which will be vacated by incumbent State Sen. Gary Tapp.

    Tapp, a Republican from Shelbyville, announced earlier this year that he would not seek re-election after serving 12 years in the district. In his announcement, he endorsed Hornback to be the Republican nominee in 2010.

  • Republican Allen Ruble has filed to run for a third term as Shelby County’s magistrate in District 3.

    Ruble’s district lies in the northern portion of Shelby County and includes parts of the perimeter of Shelbyville, such as Middleton Heights and Town & Country. Nearly all of the future Shelbyville Bypass lies within District 3.

  • A Shelbyille resident, Harold W. Sutton, has filed to run for constable.

    Sutton filed Nov. 9 to run for constable in District 7, a seat he has held for 7 years.

    Sutton, a democrat, is originally from Washington County. He moved to Shelbyville in 1960.

    He has been in the real estate auctioneering business. He and his wife, Jane, have a daughter, “M-ie,” and three grandchildren, Logan Shields, Clayton Sloan and Dee Sloan.

  • Magistrate Hubert Pollett has filed to run for re-election in Shelby County's District 1.

    Pollett, who was unopposed in the last magisterial election, is currently in his second term.

    Pollett is a Shelby County native who retired last year as a coach and educator at Shelby County High School.

  • After 34 years serving the citizens of Shelby County in one form or another, David Eaton said he is hoping for a new position to serve from: State Senator.

    Simpsonville's City Administrator is throwing his name into consideration for a 20th district state Senate seat that Sen. Gary Tapp is vacating in 2010.

  • Donnie Bruner of Bagdad is running for a second term for constable in District 4, which includes Bagdad, Cropper and Boone Station.

    Bruner, a Democrat, has been the constable in District 4 since 2006.

    He said he is running for a second term as constable because he enjoys helping people.

    "I help out with being a backup for the deputies, and also a big thing with me is that I help EMS find addresses at night," he said.

  • State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) is seeking his fifth term in the 58th District, which includes Shelby and Spencer counties.

    At last week’s monthly meeting of the Shelby County Republican Party, Montell reminisced about his beginnings in his current seat.

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  • Heather Richardson and her husband, Billy, were at the Shelby County Courthouse to offer their support and celebrate a few adoptions that were taking place there Tuesday. It was easy to spot them, if you just looked for the adults under the mass of kids.

    No, Heather wasn’t in court to adopt a child Tuesday. She already has nine – five adopted and four other foster kids with adoption pending, not to mention her own grown son.

  • It started as a little known play about an elderly white woman and her black chauffer and ended as blockbuster that garnered a Pulitzer Prize and the Best Film of 1990. And now, a new drama from the playwright who authored Driving Miss Daisy is coming to Shelby County.

  • The Shelby County Community Theatre (SCCT) is taking a one-act play to the Kentucky Theatre Association’s Community Theatre Festival – one of only four community theaters competing for Best Play at the festival.

  • Actors from Shelby County Community Theatre took first runner-up for Best Play at the Kentucky Theatre Association’s Community Theatre Festival on Saturday – one of three prizes overall – and earned a trip next spring to the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC), the region’s largest theater event.

  •  “He was involved in a number of difficulties by locating land for other men and giving bonds to make titles to the same losing the land by better claims he had but little satisfaction and peace in his later days but moved from place to place.”

    -- Daniel Boone Bryan (1758-1845) of Lexington, Squire Boone’s nephew, in a letter to historian Lyman Draper in 1843 about his uncle Squire.

  • Some pretty “Big Love” is coming to Shelby County High School this Friday and Saturday, when the theater department presents Charles Mee’s Big Love, an update on one of the oldest plays ever known, The Suppliant Women by Aeschylus.

  • Finchville resident and moviemaker Jefferson Moore has noticed that Christmas is becoming more censored each year.

    “We’re seeing Christmas slip each year. PC [politically correct] police are more ridiculous every year,” he said, referring to those who determine when and how others are allowed decorate, or even whether they’re able to say “Merry Christmas.”

  • Antiques For You recently celebrated its 20 years in business at 528 Main St. in downtown Shelbyville. But the building has been celebrating birthdays since as far back as the 1800s, and if you've been inside, you might get that tingling feeling that some of the past partygoers are still around.

  • The day that I saw the ghost dog began just like any another day.

    Let me say first that I have never entirely believed in ghosts. I have always conceded their possible existence, because no reasonable person can say they do not exist, that is, until we get to the Other Side and can see for ourselves.

    Such was my attitude that bright, sunny July day 15 years ago. We were having a birthday party in the back yard for my brother, and I had to go in the house. The screen door was sprung and as a result was slightly ajar.

  • I’m a realist. Most of the time when I hear ghost stories and think that people are either flat out lying or they’re just misinformed.

    I believe there’s a reasonable explanation for just about everything. Having said that, I have had one creepy experience that I’m still scratching my head over, and to this day I can’t tell it without getting goose bumps.

    Eight years ago I was at my parents’ house with some friends and family, singing karaoke in the sunroom and enjoying a summer day.