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Elections

  • Few candidates file for office on last two days

    Tuesday was the last day to file in a few offices for the 2014 General Election – the seats with filing dates this month were school board districts 1 and 4, Simpsonville City Commission, Simpsonville Mayor and four soil conservation seats.

    The race for Board of Education seats got the most attention, with Alicia “Ali” Parham and R. Rusty Tipton both filing in District 4, Tuesday and Richard Baltzell in District 1 on Monday.

    Kelland L. Garland also filed for Simpsonville Commission.

  • Comer’s first stop, Shelbyville

     

    Just a little more than a week after announcing his plan to run for governor of Kentucky, Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer started his campaign trail in Shelby County.

    Monday morning, a small crowd of about 30 Shelby County citizens gathered outside of W.J. Andriots Paint, Flooring and Blinds on Main Street in Shelbyville to hear the Republican candidate speak about his vision for Kentucky’s future.

  • Tuesday deadline to file for office

    Tuesday is the last day to file to run for a few offices for the 2014 General Election, and so far, election officials say, the slate is filling up quickly.

    Most offices required candidates to file earlier this year.

    Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry said the seats that have filing dates this month are school board districts, 1 and 4, Simpsonville City Commission, Simpsonville Mayor and four soil conservation seats.

  • ELECTION 2014: State Senate: Hornback retains seat

    Incumbent State Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) reeled in 86 percent of the vote against challenger Gary “Tony” McCurdy Tuesday night, garnering 3,023 votes to McCurdy’s 454 votes.

    When Hornback was contacted about the results, he said, ‘How’d I do? No, I really don’t have any idea; I’m out in the fields planting soybeans.”

  • 2014 ELECTION, Family Court Judge: Myles carries Shelby County in family court race

    Shelby County Family Court Judge John David Myles came out on top in Shelby County in the race for family court judge in the 53rd judicial district, second division, against challengers Susan Meschler and Marie Hellard.

    Hellard, however, come out on top overall, with 45 percent of the vote, 7,250, to Myles’ 30 percent, 4,929.

    District wide – the district encompasses three counties, Shelby, Anderson and Spencer – Meschler came in with 23 percent of the vote.

  • 2014 Election, Shelby County Fiscal Court: Riggs keeps magisterial seat in District 2

    A battle by a novice to the political arena and the incumbent magistrate in District 2 has failed, with Michael Riggs coming out on top.

    Riggs defeated Mark McCall by 326 votes (59 percent) to McCall’s 224 (40 percent).

    The vote rolls Riggs, 64, into his fourth term as magistrate in District 2, western Shelby County, which encompasses Simpsonville, Persimmon Ridge, Todds Point and Long Run Road.

  • Officials expect a smooth Election Day

    With Tuesday just around the corner, election officials say they are ready for the 2014 Primary Election, mostly, that is.

    Shelby County Clerk Sue Carol Perry said that her office is ready to roll with new precincts in place, voting machines primed and every detail in place except for one thing – there still are not enough precinct officers.

  • Shelby County’s voting precincts

    A101 West Finchville, Finchville Community Center, 5596 Taylorsville Road

    A102 South Shelby, Highway 55 South VFD, 1000 Taylorsville Road

    A103 Charleston, Shelbyville Fire Station No. 2, 99 Club House Drive

    A104 East Finchville, Finchville Community Center, 5596 Taylorsville Road

    A105 Adams Station, Simpsonville Elementary School, 6725 Shelbyville Road

    B101 Southville, Southville Fire Station, 450 Southville Pike

    B102 Waddy, Waddy VFD, 135 Chester Dare Road

  • Election 2014, Constable District 1: James ‘Bud’ Tingle

    James “Bud” Tingle has served as constable for District 1 for 16 years, but this year will face fellow incumbent Bobby Ivers in the Democratic Primary for District 1 after redistricting put both in the same district.

    Tingle may be a familiar face to many county residents, given his role in providing security in many local activities and the courtroom and he wants to continue serving his community.

  • ELECTION 2014, Constable District 1: Bobby Ivers

    Bobby Ivers has spent almost 30 years serving as a constable and bus driver and doesn’t plan on slowing down anytime soon.

    But he will have to run in a new district. Ivers, the longtime District 3 constable, will run as a candidate for District 1 now because of redistricting, and his opponent is fellow incumbent constable James “Bud” Tingle.

    Ivers started as a constable to serve his neighbors and still enjoys doing it today.