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Today's Features

  • State Sen. Gary Tapp said Tuesday he would not be a candidate for re-election when his term expires in 2010.

    “I've been there 12 years, and that's pretty much enough,” Tapp said. “I want to spend more time with my business and with my family.”

  • At a forum with the Shelby County Republican Party on Thursday night, state Senate candidate Paul Hornback was the guest speaker, and the subject of marijuana came up.

    One questioner wanted to know if Hornback favored legalizing marijuana.

    "I am against it," he said, adding that he did not think it would possible to keep track of where it would be grown and how it would be used. He said that marijuana grows all around the county on the farms of unsuspecting farmers.

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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.

  • "A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

     

    Charles Ashby never asked for his job as the director of the Marnel C. Moorman Family Life Center. He never handed in a resume or interviewed. He didn’t expect to run a community center, didn’t expect be the chairman of the board for Operation Care or to be assistant chaplain for the Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.

    No, all those things just came together once he figured out what he was supposed to be doing.

  • “Your Country is infested with hostile Indians and both you and Nicholas are liable to be taken off any day, . . . “

    Captain William Meriwether wrote this to his son, William, May 27, 1786.

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  • George Best said he liked his first turn on the Shelbyville City Council so much he’s decided to run again.

    Best filed his papers to run for a second term this year, and he’s hoping to help lead the city into the new decade.

    Best said, like all cities, finding revenue will be key.

    “How do we get more revenue without increasing taxes?” he asked. “And how do we increase our services with out raising taxes? Those are the biggest questions we’ll face. There are several ways it can be done.”

  • 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.

  • In 2009, Shelby Countians faced significant issues that affected their lives and their futures. Many stepped forward to lead, to create and the minister. Here are the stories of five whose special accomplishments were exemplary for the bygone year.

    Bobby Hudson, President and CEO of the Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation, was instrumental in an effort that almost brought Harley-Davidson to our hometown.

  • Incumbent Shelby County Magistrate Betty Curtsinger has announced that she will be seeking a fourth term as a Shelby County 5th District magistrate.  “With the overwhelming urging of citizens residing in the 5th District, and my passion for serving the people of Shelby County, I will seek a fourth term as a member of the Shelby County Fiscal Court,” Curtsinger said. Curtsinger, a Democrat, said she is proud of the many undertakings that she and the Fiscal Court have collectively been able to accomplish by working for the betterment of Shelby Cou