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Today's Features

  •  Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet opens tonight at the Shelby County Community Theatre. It stars Kaitlin Erhard and Michael Sheehy in the title roles. The Sentinel-News asked Erhard and Sheehy to share more about their experiences and playing two such famous characters.

     

    Juliet: Kaitlin Erhard

    Age: 18

  • Shelby Countians have joined the rest of the state, as well as the entire country, in rallying to do what they can to help Haitian orphans.

    Several church groups as well as other organizations have journeyed to Haiti after the country was devastated by a recent earthquake.

    Mary Lou Madigan of Shelbyville said she was astonished and alarmed when her daughter, Lucy Madigan Armistead, called her to tell her she was in Haiti and had been there for a week.

  • ith more than six decades of love shining in his eyes, Everett Leslie Bailey smiled at his wife, Mary Frances, as they sat side by side at Amber Oaks Retirement Home.

    When asked what quality they valued most in each other, they both came up with the same answer.

    “He’s so easy to get along with,” she said. “We’ll be married 65 years this March, and we’ve never had a really bad argument.”

  • After regaining his seat on the Shelbyville City Council in the last election, Jon Swindler, who also served in 2004, has filed for re-election.

    A lifetime Shelbyville resident, Swindler said the city needs to be ready to grow.

    “I believe the city needs to be welcoming to any opportunity for job growth and do all it can to attract companies that provide good-paying jobs with clean industry,” he said.

    With the city in strong financial shape now, Swindler said it’s important that it remain stable for the citizens.

  • 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.

  • Two have candidates withdrawn from the race in the May primary election.

    Bobby Andriot withdrew from the magisterial race in District 3, leaving incumbent magistrate Allen Ruble unchallenged until November.

    Andriot said he had reconsidered running because business concerns at his restaurant, The Bell House, were paramount to him at this time, and he could not devote enough time to the venture.

  • Harold Thomas Bryant is a democratic candidate for magistrate for the 7th District.

    Bryant, who resides on Olive Branch Road with his wife, Judith, is a retired Louisville factory worker, who still does some farming.

    “I enjoy farming and gardening very much,” he said.

    This is his first time running for office, he said, adding that his grandfather once held the office of magistrate.

  •  In the primary

     

    U.S. Senate

    Democrats: Jack Buckmaster, Henderson; Jack Conway, Louisville; Daniel Mongiardo, Hazard; Darlene Price, Whitley City; Maurice Sweeney, Louisville

  • Public meetings

    Simpsonville City Commission meets at 8:30 a.m. today at city hall.

    Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

    The West Shelby Water Board meeting is 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the office, 7101 Shelbyville Road in Simpsonville.

    Shelby County High School's SBDM meeting 3:30 p.m. Feb. 24.

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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.