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Eaton files for second term

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By Brent Schanding

Donna Eaton filed earlier this month for a second term on Shelbyville City Council, saying she would run on her strong record of controlling taxes.

"I think I developed a record this year of keeping taxes down and being a voice for the citizens," she said. "I've worked hard not to raise taxes. I'm very proud of my record."

Eaton, 52, of Cherokee Drive, voted against raising city property tax rates last year. She also voted against the city's 5 percent tax on alcohol, which was ultimately approved last fall.

Eaton said in her second term she would also work hard at expanding fire coverage in the Smithfield Road area, attracting new industry and preserving the history of the city.

"I think it's very important we protect our history and save something for our children," she said, recalling her vote last year to adopt Bland Avenue and other parts of downtown into the city's historic district.

Eaton earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Campbellsville University.

She is employed by Jefferson Community and Technical College Shelby County Campus.

She is married to David Eaton and the couple has two children, Carol and Matthew.

Eaton finished as the fourth top vote-getter in the Shelbyville City Council race in 2006. The city council comprises six at-large representatives, who serve two-year terms. The mayor is elected every four years.