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Elections

  • ELECTION 2016: Shelbyville City Council welcomes one newcomer

    In a crowded field of 10 candidates vying for six seats, five incumbents were able to retain their seats on the Shelbyville City Council in Tuesday’s election. Taking 10.07 percent of the votes, Republican Troy Ethington edged out Chris Spaulding (9.88 percent) and incumbent Shane Suttor (9.41 percent).

    Ethington is the first newcomer to the council in six years since council member Frank Page edged out George Best in 2010.

    Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty said Suttor served the community well.

  • Shelby tops state in GOP voter turnout

    Live music, lunch, candidates talking to voters, Saturday’s first Republican Presidential Caucus seemed more like a spring festival – especially with the driving rain – than a voting primary.

    “It’s been extremely crowded, we’ve been very pleased,” Shelby County GOP chair Janet Cuthrell said Saturday afternoon. “It’s no surprise [why], we’re making history.”

  • Shelby funding bucks state trends

    By JACOB BLAIR
    Sentinel-News Community Reporter
    jblair@sentinelnews.com

    Individuals across the United States have contributed almost $418 million toward the two presidential candidates in the general election, which will culminate on Election Day on Nov. 8.

  • Historic opportunity for KY GOP

    Next weekend Kentucky Republicans will have the opportunity to be a part of history as the state hosts the first Republican presidential caucus.

  • James Gould vying for Senate seat

    With U.S. Senator Rand Paul focused on two different political offices, Lexington financial analyst James Gould is peering through the opened window of opportunity and eyeing Paul’s seat on the Senate.

    The 47-year-old Lexington native has little political experience, with an unsuccessful run for city council at the age of 21, but says he is eager to bring numerous important issues to the table.

    Gould said some of those issues include campaign finance reform and the military, noting suspected matters of contamination surrounding the Blue Grass Army Depot.

  • ELECTION 2016: Crowded Shelbyville City Council field will have a primary

    While the Republican Presidential Caucus has received most of the publicity for the early election cycle in the state, Shelby County will still have a Republican Primary on May 17.

    As the deadline to file as a candidate for the 2016 election passed on Tuesday, Shelby County was left with eight Republican challengers for the Shelbyville City Council and two challengers for the Republican nomination for the 58th House District, which consists of only Shelby County.

  • Caucus is a go

    The state’s Republican Party has made history in the commonwealth. On August 22, the GOP voted in favor by two-thirds majority to replace the Republican May presidential primary with a March caucus.

    Mike Biagi, executive director of the Republican Party and a Shelbyville native, said that switching to a caucus would increase the value of the state’s decision.

  • Election outlook

    With Election Day less than two weeks away, the polls indicate the races for numerous seats are going to come down to the wire.

    Shelby County Democratic Party Chair Fielding Ballard said he believes the elections on the local level will be close.

    “I think the political wind is blowing in a little different direction than it has in the past, but I think it’s going to be a fairly tighter race between the parties,” he said. “That’s what I’m seeing right now.”

  • Democrat dinner fills guests’ minds

    With a focus on raising their voter turnout, the Shelby County Democratic Party enjoyed a warm meal at Claudia Sanders Dinner House Monday evening served with a side of various political addresses.

    The event drew a crowd of more than 200, among which included local Democrats Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty, Shelbyville City Council members Donna Eaton and Mike Zoeller, Simpsonville City Administrator David Eaton, Shelby County Magistrates Hubie Pollett, Eddie Kingsolver, County Clerk Sue Carole Perry and Jailer Bobby Waits, among others.

  • ELECTION 2015 – Republican bus tour stops in Shelby

    With just days left on the calendar before Election Day, political candidates are hot on the campaign trail, hoping to get their names in as many households as possible.

    “Last week we traveled two-thousand miles,” said State Rep. Ryan Quarles (R-Georgetown) a candidate for Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner. 

    On Thursday, Andriot’s Paint Flooring and Blinds joined Quarles’ list of campaign stops as he and Allison Ball, the Republican nominee for Kentucky Treasurer, for a quick meet and greet with the community.