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Elections

  • 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.

  • 2014 Election: Poll workers still badly needed, officials say

    Based on a broad ballot with a hot national race, election officials in Shelby County are predicting a good turnout for the Nov. 4 General Election, and because of that they are appealing to the public to come out and work at the polls.

    “We need both parties – we have eighteen empty spots,” said Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry.

    Shelby County has 34 precincts and each of those requires four poll workers, two Republicans and two Democrats.

  • ELECTION 2014: Shelby County Fiscal Court

    Danny Eades, a product support team member at Process Machinery, is vying for the open seat in District 7 being vacated by retiring longtime magistrate Mike Whitehouse.

    Eades, a Republican, is a Shelby County native who also operates a small family farm. He said his motivation in running for office is to be a positive influence on the future of his community.

  • ELECTION 2014: Shelby County Fiscal Court

    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.

  • ELECTION 2014: Shelby County Fiscal Court

    A Shelbyville business owner is running for an open magisterial seat in District 7, which is being vacated by retiring longtime magistrate Mike Whitehouse.

    Edward Doyle, a Democrat, is vying against Republican Danny Eades for the seat – both are newcomers to the political arena.

    Doyle, 57, has been co-owner of Performance Auto Care for 22 years. He is also a school bus driver for Shelby County Public Schools.

    He said he seeking the magistrate seat to help preserve the quality of life in the county, as well as make it even better.

  • 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.