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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • Republican Allen Ruble has filed to run for a third term as Shelby County’s magistrate in District 3.

    Ruble’s district lies in the northern portion of Shelby County and includes parts of the perimeter of Shelbyville, such as Middleton Heights and Town & Country. Nearly all of the future Shelbyville Bypass lies within District 3.

  • A Shelbyille resident, Harold W. Sutton, has filed to run for constable.

    Sutton filed Nov. 9 to run for constable in District 7, a seat he has held for 7 years.

    Sutton, a democrat, is originally from Washington County. He moved to Shelbyville in 1960.

    He has been in the real estate auctioneering business. He and his wife, Jane, have a daughter, “M-ie,” and three grandchildren, Logan Shields, Clayton Sloan and Dee Sloan.

  • Magistrate Hubert Pollett has filed to run for re-election in Shelby County's District 1.

    Pollett, who was unopposed in the last magisterial election, is currently in his second term.

    Pollett is a Shelby County native who retired last year as a coach and educator at Shelby County High School.

  • After 34 years serving the citizens of Shelby County in one form or another, David Eaton said he is hoping for a new position to serve from: State Senator.

    Simpsonville's City Administrator is throwing his name into consideration for a 20th district state Senate seat that Sen. Gary Tapp is vacating in 2010.

  • Donnie Bruner of Bagdad is running for a second term for constable in District 4, which includes Bagdad, Cropper and Boone Station.

    Bruner, a Democrat, has been the constable in District 4 since 2006.

    He said he is running for a second term as constable because he enjoys helping people.

    "I help out with being a backup for the deputies, and also a big thing with me is that I help EMS find addresses at night," he said.

  • State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) is seeking his fifth term in the 58th District, which includes Shelby and Spencer counties.

    At last week’s monthly meeting of the Shelby County Republican Party, Montell reminisced about his beginnings in his current seat.

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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. 

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  • With painful sighs of food-fatigue and turkey-induced naps finally fading into memory, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. And if you've turned your radio to Lite 106.9 WVEZ recently, you know it's starting to sound like it, too.

    "It's always pleasant to hear the Christmas music," said 106.9 Air Talent Tracy Bond Bird. "It's just nice when you're able to play that. It gets you in the mood."