Dairyman appointed to Commission

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A New Columbia Highway dairy farmer was appointed to the Marshall County Commission on Monday night by commissioners who smiled knowingly after he was sworn-in.

Tony White, 60, accepted congratulations and "condolences" from County Mayor Joe Boyd Liggett who administered White's oath of office to succeed Commissioner Joe B. Brandon who resigned recently.

White was elected 10-6 over Sheldon Davis, 44, of John Lunn Road.

Pharmacists Mike Keny, 50, of Joyce Avenue, was appointed by the Commission t succeed Tim Harrison who resigned from the School Board.

White and Keny were appointed to serve the unexpired portion of the terms held by their successors, meaning they would face their district's voters in the August 2010 county general election.

Keny's appointment was virtually predictable since no other applicant sought the vacant seat on the School Board.

Nor was there a surprise with Commissioner Mickey King's appointment to succeed Brandon on the Marshall County Board of Public Utilities and the Marshall-Maury Regional Solid Waste Board.

Meanwhile, Shelbyville-based lawyer Ginger Shofner, who's represented Marshall County in several special cases, was officially named county attorney on Monday night. Shofner succeeds Lee Bowles starting next month.

Also Monday night, commissioners:

Terminated a contract ith NHC Lewisburg Health Care and Marshall County EMS, thereby officially closing the ambulance station on Mooresville Highway. The used portable building that housed the EMS crew became unusable after mold grew from condensed humidity dripping from the air conditioning system.

Deferred action on a proposed agreement for a clay target program with a skeet shooting organization to promote scholastic shooting sports and provide a shooting range for the public. Commissioner Richard Medley announced the Budget Committee had unresolved questions about the agreement.