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Elections

  • Romney, Massie dominate donations

    As President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney shuttle across the country working swing states for votes, their campaign accounts are taking big hits.

    Those key votes in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin are not that close to each other.

    According to financial reports filed with the Federal Election Commission, President Obama has raised more than $567 million since Jan. 1, 2011, and Romney has pulled in $361 million,  while spending about $298 million.

  • Number of Shelby County's registered voters continues to climb

    With just 28 days left before Nov. 6, election officials are enthusiastic about a steady increase in voter registration numbers for Election Day 2012

    Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry said on Tuesday, the last day to register to vote, that she would not have an up-to-date total for registered voters for at least a week, but the latest figures tallied Aug. 23 show that both Democratic and Republican numbers are up.

  • Election 2104, State Senate: McCurdy ready to challenge for 20th District

    Gary “Tony” McCurdy says he’s tired of Kentucky’s lawmakers looking at the small picture and wants to see a more proactive approach.

    That led him to run against Ben Chandler in the 6th District U.S. Congress race in 2008.

    “There wasn’t a Republican running against him, and I knew he could be beaten,” he said. “So I decided to run.”

    Although he lost by 3 percent to Jon Larson in the primary, McCurdy, a conservative Republican, did get the itch to serve.

  • Armstrong: March 16th last day

    Linda Armstrong, district judge of the 53rd Judicial District since 1998, announced her resignation Monday morning.

    Armstrong withdrew from the judicial race in the 2014 Election just before the filing deadline in January, citing health issues. She said at that time that she didn’t know if she would serve the remainder of her term, and in Monday’s statement, she reiterated those concerns.

    Her last day on the bench will be March 16, and the decision for replacing her would fall to Gov. Steve Beshear after a complicated judicial process.

  • Election 2014: Armstrong’s exit draws criticism

    Longtime District Court Judge Linda Armstrong surprisingly withdrew late Tuesday as a candidate for re-election, and the process she used to declare that has come under scrutiny.

    Armstrong, who since 1998 has sat the bench in District 53 Division 1, cited health and personal reasons for deciding to withdraw her name as a candidate in the 2014 election, a decision she said she made on Sunday evening.

    But on Monday, during a meeting of the Shelby County bar association, Armstrong made no announcement to area lawyers that she would not run.

  • Shelby County School Board: Local planning group to be reconvened

    Superintendent James Neihof and Assistant Superintendent of Operations Kerry Whitehouse informed the Shelby County School Board on Thursday that they want to reinitiate the process of forming a Local Planning Committee to set future building and renovation plans.

    That committee consists of district personnel, student’s parents selected by the Site-based Decision Making Councils from each school, teachers and three members of the community. It is charged with putting together a 4-year plan for the district’s new construction and renovations.

  • Shelby County School Board: Superintendent’s review may use new standards

    Shelby County Public Schools Superintendent James Neihof wants to get ahead of the curve in how the district judges his performance.

    Neihof asked the Shelby County Board of Education at Thursday’s meeting to adjust his annual performance review to the pilot program of the state’s NextGen standards. The standards are set up through the same process as the school and teacher standards that are being implemented and the standards that will be coming for administration, as well.

  • School board honors diploma recovery graduates

    The Shelby County Board of Education meeting was overflowing with guests on Thursday to celebrate the successes of four returning students and one overachiever.

    The board welcomed students who had returned to school to earn high school diplomas with the Diploma Recovery program after dropping out of school, and dozens of family, friends and former teachers were on hand to congratulate them.

  • Massie controls his race

    Over a campaign trail encompassing 20 counties, Thomas Massie, a former Republican Lewis County judge-executive has emerged victorious in Shelby County in the 4th Congressional District race.

    Thomas Massie rolled to victory over William Adkins, a Grant County attorney, to replace Geoff Davis, a 4-term Republican incumbent. Shelby is new to the 4th District this fall.

  • All 4 Simpsonville incumbents re-elected

    Voters in Simpsonville seem happy with their veteran city commissioners.

    They voted overwhelmingly to return to office four incumbents who have served as one commission since 2008, when Sharon Cummins first was elected.

    Vicky Wise, who has served on the commission since 1996, overcame a year of health problems to earn re-election, and she will be joined again by Scott McDowell, Cary Vowels and Cummins. Mayor Steve Eden, who has served 18 years, is in the middle of his 4-year term.