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Today's Features

  • Wednesday, the first day to file for office in the 2010 election, found four Shelby County officials meeting up at the county clerk's office to file for re-election at the same time.

    Shelby County Clerk Sue Carol Perry looked on as County Attorney Hart Megibben, County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger, Sheriff Mike Armstrong and Jailer Bobby Waits jockeyed for elbow room at her counter to fill out their papers.

  • The Republican offshoot Tea Party has been making national headlines for more than a year now. With rallies all over the country and even as close as Louisville, the group has taken the nation by storm with its Taxed Enough Already motto.

    But, oddly enough, this wave of popularity seems to washed right over Shelby County.

  • Magistrate Mike Whitehouse has filed to run for a sixth term in the magisterial District 7, which encompasses much of the southern part of Shelby County.

    Whitehouse, a Democrat, has served as magistrate for 21 years. He said he is excited about the chance to serve his community for another four years as magistrate.

  • Nov. 4: Earliest date for affixing of signatures on candidate filing forms for an office on the 2010 ballot.

    Nov. 4: Earliest day for candidates to file for an office on the 2010 ballot.

    Dec. 31: Last day to change political party affiliation and be eligible to vote in that political party affiliation's primary election.

  • Democrat John C. Lewis of Bagdad has filled to run for Shelby County magistrate in District 4, a seat currently held by Cordy Armstrong.

    Lewis, in his first race, said he was inspired to run for office by a desire for community involvement as well as out of a sense of admiration for his parents, Jack and Stella Lewis, who were politically oriented.

    "Dad served both as a deputy sheriff and later as Shelby County Jailer, and mom was instrumental in the rise of the Shelby County Democratic Party in both local and state races," he said.

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      U.S. Senate Jack Conway (D) Rand Paul (R)  

    U.S. Rep. District 2

    Brett Guthrie (R) Ed Marksberry (D)  

    State Senate District 20

  • Jeff Carman, a Republican, is running for magistrate in District 7.

    A Finchville resident, Carman is a profitability and growth consultant.

    "I help companies increase their profitability by reducing expenses and grow by developing new revenue streams and implementing performance management guidelines," he said.

  •  The duel for the 53rd Judicial District’s Division II seat is pitting two Shelby Countians who know each other well.

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  •  The Bard will attend Jefferson Community & Technical College’s Shelby County campus this fall.