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Today's Features

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE – It's a matter that government can do better; it's a matter that government must do better.

    With that in mind, John Spainhour has jumped into the ring as a candidate for the 20th District state senate seat. The position is open at year's end as incumbent Gary Tapp opted to not run for re-election.

  • After sitting on the Shelbyville City Council for four years in the 1980s, Norris Beckley is looking to return.

    In a written release, Beckley said he’s excited about a possible return and noted his main goal would be to help bring good paying jobs to the city.

  • After spending two terms on Shelbyville’s City Council, there is still more Shane Suttor said he would like to accomplish.

    Suttor filed to run for his third term and said he hopes to help the city maintain its fiscal responsibility.

    “We need to continue to control our costs,” he said. “We’ve done a good job keeping taxes low and maintaining or improving our services to the community.”

    Suttor, a Democrat, noted the hiring of a full-time city engineer as one way he and the council have made strong financial decisions.

  • 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.”