Matthews runs for city council

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By Scotty McDaniel

Hoping to serve the city of Shelbyville for a fourth term, Alan Matthews has once again filed for city council.

"I view my time on city council as serving the people of Shelbyville," Matthews said. "I want to do whatever I can to make the city a better place to live, work and raise a family."

A Democrat, Matthews, said that when he votes he has taxpayers in mind. He added that it is important that sound fiscal decisions are made for the city of Shelbyville, so quality services can be provided for the public.

To generate additional money in the community without raising taxes, he said commercial and industrial growth is needed.

"We've got a great community," he said. "And I want to keep it great."

Matthews' wife, Rosetta, is a teacher at Painted Stone Elementary School. Their daughter, Kate, is in graduate school at the University of Louisville. Their son, Alex, is in his final year at Shelby County High School.