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Today's Features

  • Magistrate Tony Carriss said he remains excited about "all the good things that create Shelby County's uniqueness" as he files for his sixth term as magistrate.

    Among what he calls those special things are the great services that county government provides, he said.

    "We are very proud that each of our county services continues to improve each year while at the same time our tax rate for Shelby County government has continued to reduce.

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    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.

  • Mike Zoeller has spent the last six years on the Shelbyville City Council, and he's not ready to stop just yet.

    Zoeller, an assistant principal at Shelby County High School, has filed for a fourth term.

    He has been on the city's finance committee for his full tenure on the council and said he believes the city is in good shape.

    "The city of Shelbyville is in good financial shape because of proper planning and fiscal management," he said.

    Zoeller linked that success to the city's aggressive commitment to safety.

  • 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.

  • If your Christmas shopping list still contains a few stubborn names at this 11th hour, it is probably because these friends or family members are tough to choose for.

    They may either have everything or be a bit picky, leaving you, the well-intentioned giver, with the challenge of coming up with a creative gift they'll enjoy.

  • Republican Tim Willard has filed to run for constable in District 2, which encompasses Persimmon Ridge, Todds Point, Long Run Road and Simpsonville.

    Willard has worked at Roll Forming for 32 years, where he is a master roll operator.

    He is a former volunteer fire fighter of nine years, an EMT of eight years and former special deputy sheriff for one year.

  • Maurice M. Sweeney says he's a farmer and businessman, not a politician.

    But this Jefferson County resident with long ties to Shelby County has announced he's running for the U.S. Senate seat currently occupied by Jim Bunning in the 2010 elections.

    Sweeney, a Democrat, said growing up on a 324-acre farm with tobacco and cattle just outside the Shelby County border meant he's done a lot of business in the county over the years.

    Now he wants to use what he learned on that farm to serve Kentuckians.

  • Shelby County Clerk Sue Carol Perry said her love for her hometown, and her concern for her neighbors has prompted her to run for office 32 years ago.

     

    Now she's been in office longer than any of the elected officials today.

    Under the leadership of Sue Carole Perry, the County Clerk's office was the first in the county to be computerized.

  • Middleton Heights is a network of four small streets tucked conspicuously off West U.S. 60 just west of Shelbyville. Bound by Robin Road and Peachtree Street, it’s fully engulfed by city-maintained developments.

    But here’s the literal loophole:

    MIddleton Heights was never annexed into Shelbyville, allowing homeowners in this unincorporated area to evade city property taxes for nearly 60 years.

    Many maps outlining the city boundaries show Middleton Heights as a gray hole, surrounded by a grid of streets and other development.