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Elections

  • Several new workers will handle big election

    After facing a shortage of poll workers less than a month ago, Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry said our poll should be in good shape Tuesday for Election Day.

    “I’ve got one hundred and fifty-six [volunteers],” she said.

    Perry explained that the law requires two democrat and two republican volunteers at each of the 34 polling precincts for a total of 136 workers, leaving her with 20 alternates.

  • Election 2014: U.S. House of Representatives

    Thomas Massie, a Tea Party-backed Republican who was active along and against party lines during his first term in Congress, is running for a second term as U.S. representative in Kentucky’s 4th District, which includes Shelby County.

    Massie, who took over the district in 2012 when Republican Geoff Davis abruptly resigned, defeated six Republicans in the primary and routed Democrat Bill Adkins by 27 points in the General Election.

    He will face Democrat challenger Peter Newberry on Election Day.

  • ELECTION 2014: U.S. House of Representatives

    Peter Newberry is running as a Democrat for Congress in Northern Kentucky, but his platform doesn’t sound like the average Democrat’s.

    The Newport coffee shop owner, lawyer, and farmer says he’s a fiscal conservative who hates government regulations and thinks there are too many laws.

    “A lot of the things the tea party stands for, I believe in also,” Newberry said. “Some of the tea party people that get elected to office become like the people they vow to replace and change. Once in power, they stay in power.”

  • Dutton seeks re-election

    An incumbent district judge is seeking re-election in Division 2 in the 53rd Judicial District.

    Donna Dutton, 49, is vying against attorney Emily Farrar-Crockett to keep the seat she has held since being elected in 2006.

    She said being a judge is important to her because she provides a source of stability in the district court arena.

  • ELECTION 2014: District Judge, Division II

    A Louisville attorney is challenging an incumbent district judge for the Division II seat in the judicial race.

    Emily Farrar-Crockett, an attorney with the law firm, McClain DeWees in Louisville, lives in Finchville with her husband and their two children.

    Farrar-Crockett is a member of the criminal and defense bar and is experienced in immigration and juvenile law and has practiced in numerous district, circuit and family courts, the Kentucky Supreme Court and in federal courts throughout the nation.

  • Lumber manager and coach vying for magisterial seat

    A newcomer to the political arena is running for an open magisterial seat in District 3 being vacated by longtime Magistrate Allen Ruble, who announced last year that he would not be seeking a 4th term.

    Matt Samples, 30, a Democrat, is estimator and job manager at Penrod Lumber and Fence Company. He is also head football coach at East Middle School.

    Mike Miller, a Republican, is also vying for the seat.

  • Former city councilman runs for magistrate

    A former 5-term Shelbyville City Councilman is running for an open seat in magisterial District 3 being vacated by longtime Magistrate Allen Ruble, who announced last year that he would not be seeking a 4th term.

    Mike Miller, a Republican, is a Shelby County real estate agent, who served on the Shelbyville City Council from 1998 to 2008,

    Matt Samples, a Democrat, is also vying for the seat.

  • Sheriff runs for 4th term

    Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong is running for his fourth term in that office.

    Originally elected in 2003, Armstrong, 57, a Democrat, is being challenged by Republican Stewart Shirley, and not for the first time.

    Armstrong defeated Shirley, a former Shelbyville Police Chief, in 2010.

    Armstrong, who was chief deputy for 13 years before being elected sheriff, credits his father, the late Cordy Armstrong, with inspiring him to seek a career in law enforcement.

  • Myles seeking second term

    Circuit Judge John David Myles is seeking a second term in the Family Court Division in the 53rd Judicial Circuit representing Anderson, Shelby and Spencer counties. 

    Myles was elected in November 2006 as the circuit’s first family court judge and took the bench is 2007. He is being challenged by attorney Marie Hellard.

  • Hellard challenges Myles

    Lawrenceburg attorney Marie Hellard is looking to take a step up from her status as attorney Anderson County to that of family court judge.

    Hellard, a former trial commissioner in Anderson County, is challenging incumbent John David Myles, elected in 2007, for the seat of family court judge in the 53rd Judicial District.

    A lifelong resident of Lawrenceburg, Hellard, 52, has specialized in family law for nearly two decades.

    This is her first time running for office, and she cited a desire to do her part to help families with sensitive custody issues.