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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.

  • Magistrate Michael Riggs, a Republican, has filed for re-election to a third term representing District 2, which includes most of western Shelby County.

    Riggs said he is proud of the great strides that Shelby County government has made during the two terms he has served.

  • Donna Eaton has filed to run for a third term on the Shelbyville City Council.

    Eaton, currently the only woman on the council, said in a prepared statement that she has never voted for a tax increase on city citizens, and she wants to continue that record.

    “My major goal for the future, if re-elected, is to continue to keep taxes low on working families,” she said.

  • Greg Jacobs said he had no intention of writing a book.

    But when he sat down at his computer this summer, his story poured out in 17 days.

    When Jacobs was finished, he had what he called a Christian-living book about the "knocks and bruises" he has experienced. He called it To be Continued...An Ordinary Man on an Extraordinary Journey.

    He self-published through Xulon Press in October and will be at the Shelby County Public Library for a book signing Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon.

  • The Christmas Parade held Saturday in downtown Shelbyville had something for everyone, for kids from 1 to 92.

    No one complained as Jack Frost nipped at their noses, and the crowd delighted in floats, marching bands, fire trucks decked out in holiday bows, dancing groups, and best of all, the jolly old elf himself as Santa Claus brought up the rear of a nearly 2-hour procession.

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  • Democrat Eddie Kingsolver has filed to run once again for magistrate in District 5.

    Kingsolver sought the same position in May 2006 and lost the Democratic primary to Betty Curtsinger by a scant 15 votes. Curtsinger currently serves the district.

  • 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.