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Today's Features

  • Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com.

     

  • 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.