Front & Center

Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun March 1, 2015

Don Hinkle

Town’s new mayor wants to ‘wake up’ Amity, see it grow

Carol Rolf/Contributing Writer

Amity Mayor Don Hinkle wants to wake up the city. “The city has kind of gone to sleep over the last 20 years,” he said. “I want to wake it up.” Born in Austin, Texas, Hinkle, 56, was elected mayor of Amity in November 2014. He ran as an independent, as did other local candidates in the small Clark County town of 723. “Keep an eye on Amity,” Hinkle said. “We are going to grow. It’s a great place to live.” Hinkle and his family moved from... READ MORE

Sherry Kelley: From radio news personality to first woman mayor of Gurdon CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Sherry Kelley calls herself “a Renaissance woman.” Elected in November 2014 as the first woman mayor of Gurdon, Kelley, 56, is, and has been, involved in a number of projects aimed at improving life in the city she calls home.