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Elections

  • ELECTION 2014: Magistrate, District 4: Bill Hedges

    Incumbent Magistrate Bill Hedges has filed to run for a second term in District 4.

    A Republican, Hedges narrowly defeated Democrat John Lewis in 2010, when the two vied for the open seat vacated by retiring longtime Magistrate Cordy Armstrong. There had been several candidates in the primary, too.

  • Northern Kentucky business leader may run against Massie in GOP primary

    COVINGTON – When the top business leader in the most populated part of your district says he might run against you, you’ve got a problem.

    That’s the situation in which Republican Congressman Thomas Massie, whose District 4 includes Shelby County now finds himself.

    Last week, longtime Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President Steve Stevens said he’s exploring a run against Massie in the May primary.

  • Election 2014: Shelby quiet on political donations – so far

    Kentucky’s 2014 senatorial race, one of the hottest in the country, so far has not drawn significant interest – in the form of contributions – from Shelby County.

    Elections largely are about fundraising and strategic spending, and in that race for U.S. Senator – a key national election that recent polls show a virtual tie – incumbent Republican Mitch McConnell is dominating fundraising in the state against Republican challenger Matt Bevin and Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes.

    But none of the three has generated much cash in Shelby.

  • Election 2014: Magistrate Whitehouse won’t seek 7th term

    Longtime Shelby County Magistrate Mike Whitehouse formally announced what had been expected: He won’t seek a seventh term.

    Whitehouse, a Democrat who has served for 27 years as magistrate in District 7, which is in the Finchville area, said his decision was prompted by increased obligations to his local UAW union at Martinrea Heavy Stamping, of which he was recently named president.

  • 2014 candidates: Primary: May 20

    U.S. Senator: Mitch McConnell (R), Matt Bevin (R), Gurley Martin (R), Alison Grimes (D)

    U.S. House District 4: Thomas Massie (R)

    State Senate District 20: No filings

    State House District 58:Brad Montell (R)

    State Supreme Court District 6:Michelle Keller

    Appellate District 6: Alison Jones, Joy A. Moore, Justin Sanders

    Circuit Judge District 53 (nonpartisan):Charles Hickman

  • ELECTION 2014: Massie files for re-election

    Thomas Massie, a Tea Party-backed Republican who was active along and against party lines during his first term in Congress, wants to return 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, filed Friday to run for re-election. In 2012, he defeated six Republicans in the primary and routed Democrat Bill Adkins by 27 points in the General Election.

  • Election 2014: Grimes’ pitch to Shelby, repeat history

    In her first Shelbyville stop as a candidate for U.S. Senate, Alison Lundergan Grimes told a small crowd of Democrats that she hoped to help Shelby County make history again.

    “Shelby County has made history before, right here in Bagdad [in reference to Martha Layne Collins’ being the state’s first woman governor], and with their help, we’re poised and ready to do it again,” she said in a brief question-and-answer session Tuesday after the private fundraiser at Talon Winery.

  • ELECTION 2014:State House of Representatives: Brad Montell

    Republican Brad Montell has announced his intent to seek a 7th term in District 58 for the Kentucky House of Representatives, a newly drawn district that that serves solely Shelby County.

    Montell, a financial advisor who owns and operates Montell Investments in Shelbyville, was elected in 2003 to serve the 58th district, a seat he has held continuously.

    Montell currently serves on five House committees: Banking and Insurance, State Government, Finance and Public Protection, and Licensing and Occupations.

  • ELECTION 2014: Court of Appeals: Allison Jones

    Only since July Allison Jones has been sitting on the bench for the 6th Appellate District, Division 1 of the state Court of Appeals, but she already is out campaigning to keep that job.

    Gov. Steve Beshear appointed Jones, 38, a resident of Oldham County, to fulfill the unexpired term of Justice Michelle M. Keller, who in April had moved up to the Kentucky Supreme Court.

  • ELECTION 2014: Slow start in Shelby in filings for many big races

    The 2014 election slate includes nearly every office locally and statewide, but that lineup is going to take a while to shape up.

    Wednesday was the first day that candidates could file papers to declare their candidacy to run for office, and Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry said it was pretty quiet in her office.

    “We’ve only had four so far,” she said late Wednesday afternoon, not long before the office closed at 4:30 p.m.