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Elections

  • Election 2012: Montell files to run for 6th term

    State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) will seek his sixth term serving the 58th District.

    Montell filed Monday in Frankfort with the Kentucky Secretary of State’s office to run for re-election.

    He so far is unopposed.

    "It has been an honor and privilege to serve the citizens of the 58th district in Frankfort,” Montell said in his announcement.

  • EARLIER: Redistricting plan leaves Shelby whole

    The redistricting plan that was passed by the state House of Representatives on Thursday leaves Shelby County as its own district – but adds to it on the north.

    House Bill 1, powered by the majority Democrats, passed by a vote of 63-34 at about 4:30 p.m, calling for a split of 28 counties and requiring face-off elections among 11 seated representatives.

    State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) said the plan was passed out of committee on Wednesday and that it calls for him to lose his Spencer County voters and gain a portion of Oldham County.

  • Election 2012: Miller is uncontested for circuit court clerk

    Shelby County Circuit Court Clerk Lowry Miller said he is enjoying his uncontested status for the coming election.

    “It feels great,” said Miller, a Republican who was elected in 2010 to fulfill the term of Kathy Nichols, who retired. “I really enjoyed campaigning last time, meeting so many new people and seeing others I hadn’t seen in years, but I have to tell you that being uncontested feels great.

    “But I’m kind of still holding my breath, until the filing deadline is passed.”

  • Gov. Steve Beshear’s 2011 inaugural address

    Thank you, Jane, for your love and support, and for being such a great First Lady.  Thank you to our sons, Jeff and Andy, and their families, for making us so proud.

    And thank you to Jerry, Madeline and Sidney Abramson, for agreeing to join us in leading this state over the next four years.

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    We began this day with solemn prayer, and we will bring it to an end, late this evening, with ceremonial music and dancing.  Inaugurations, after all, are a collage of tradition and hope.

  • Beshear’s second-term goals: Create jobs, help kids

    FRANKFORT – Ignoring overcast skies and chilly temperatures, Gov. Steve Beshear shared his vision for tomorrow with Kentuckians during his inaugural speech Tuesday afternoon on the capitol’s steps.
    Beshear became only the second Kentucky governor in modern times to serve consecutive terms. Paul Patton was the first.

  • Shelby’s turnout – 39% -- nearly same as 2007

    Almost as many Shelby Countians showed up at the polls to send Gov. Steve Beshear back to office as helped elect him four years ago.

    More than a third of the registered voters turned out – 39 percent – falling short of Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry’s prediction of 50 percent but surpassing the 30 percent statewide and nearly equaling the 40 percent of Shelby Countians who voted in 2007.

  • Election 2011: Beshear powers Democrats to victory in Shelby

    After big Republican victories in 2008 and 2010, Shelby County reversed that course in 2011, picking Democrats in four of six statewide races Tuesday.

    Democratic incumbent Gov. Steve Beshear and Lt. Gov. candidate Jerry Abramson, Alison Lundergan Grimes, Jack Conway and Adam Edelen all carried Shelby County.

  • Election 2011: Shelby’s turnout – 39% – nearly same as 2007

    Almost as many Shelby Countians showed up at the polls to send Gov. Steve Beshear back to office as helped elect him four years ago.

    More than a third of the registered voters turned out – 39 percent – falling short of Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry’s prediction of 50 percent but surpassing the 30 percent statewide and nearly equaling the 40 percent of Shelby Countians who voted in 2007.

  • Election 2011: Shelby’s turnout may surpass state

    “It’s sad when you think that if thirty percent vote, you’ve had a good turnout.”

    Those where the words of Shelby County Magistrate Bill Hedges in response to what many may consider a dreary report from County Clerk Sue Carol Perry about expectations for Election Day on Tuesday.

    But Perry said that’s only to be expected in this election.

    “It’s not a presidential election, and we have no local races, just state offices,” she said.

  • Election2011: On some issues, these attorneys not general

    Despite advertisements and debates to the contrary, attorney general candidates Jack Conway and Todd P'Pool do have a few things in common.

    Conway, the Democratic candidate and current attorney general, will face P'Pool, the Republican candidate, on Election Day, Nov. 8.

    Conway, 42, believes his record shows his dedication to the attorney general's office, a position he has held since 2008.