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Elections

  • ELECTION 2014: Family Court Judge: John David Myles

    Circuit Judge John David Myles filed papers Wednesday with the Kentucky Secretary of State’s Office to seek a second term in the Family Court Division in the 53rd Judicial Circuit representing Anderson, Shelby and Spencer counties. 

    Myles was elected in November 2008 as the circuit’s first family court judge.

  • Election 2014: Many incumbents sitting on go

    Shelby County election officials say they expect today’s first formal day to file to run in 2014 to go pretty much as it has in the past, with many people already in office expected to file for re-election.

     “Only one person beside incumbents has picked up paperwork so far, but I expect many of our incumbents will be ready today,” Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry said.

  • Few show to meet, greet legislators

    A steady, chilly rain kept many people indoors Saturday, and a few dozen people who visited the Shelby County Public Library that morning drifted over to talk to Shelby County’s legislators who were on hand just for that purpose.

    "This is Friends of the Library Week, so we have this meet-and-greet as an opportunity to highlight the Friends and the needs of the library throughout the whole state," said Pam Federspiel, the facility’s executive director.

  • ELECTION 2014: The races

    2014 Elections

    Primary: May 20

    General Election:Nov. 4

     

    There are 26 local and statewide elections this year; the races with some incumbents are noted.

     

    U.S. Senator: Mitch McConnell (R)

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

    State Senate:Paul Hornback (R)

    State House:Brad Montell (R)

  • Family Court Judge: Marie Hellard

    Lawrenceburg attorney Marie Hellard has spent the better part of the past two decades representing clients in Family Court. Now she wants to preside over it.

    Hellard last week filed a letter of intent to run for Family Court judge in the 53rd Judicial Circuit, which includes Anderson, Shelby and Spencer counties.

    Judge John David Myles is the incumbent and has held the position since Jan. 1, 2007.

  • House District 53: James Allen Tipton

    TAYLORSVILLE – The first candidate to throw his name into the ring for the newly created 53rd District of the Kentucky House of Representatives is Spencer County’s own James Allen Tipton, who also has roots and connections in Shelby County.

  • Republicans rally in rare, joint event

    SLIGO – Buoyed by clear skies and cool, autumn-like weather, a boisterous crowd gathered Friday at a Multi-County GOP rally, calling from Republicans from Shelby, Oldham, Henry and Trimble counties to rally for their causes.

    It was a rare event for this part of rural Kentucky – both of the state’s senators were on hand, stumping for one another and against President Barrack Obama and his policies.

  • Shelby County Magistrate Ruble won’t seek 4th term

    Allen Ruble, who has served on Shelby County Fiscal Court for three terms, won’t be seeking re-election in 2014.

    Ruble, a Republican whose District 3 is north of Shelbyville, made the announcement at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court.

    “After much thought and prayer, I have decided not to run again when this term is up,” Ruble said in a prepared statement. “At the end of my present term, it will have been honor and privilege to have served as third district magistrate for twelve years.”

  • Shelby County Democrats’ dinner entree: Roasted McConnell

    The importance of voting, the significance of upcoming elections, the problem of prescription drug abuse in Kentucky and even unclaimed money were all topics touched upon by Democrats at Wednesday night’s Jefferson Jackson Dinner at Claudia Sanders Dinner House.
    The event, the primary fundraiser for the Shelby County Democratic Party, drew about 200 from Shelby and surrounding counties and even farther-flung areas.

  • Lincoln Day Dinner: Republicans restate their mission

    Rousing political speeches flowed as thick and fast as the food Saturday night, when  more than 300 Republicans turned out for the Lincoln Day Dinner at Claudia Sanders’ Dinner House.

    Guest speakers U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green) and U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Vanceburg), joined by local lawmakers state Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) and state Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville), dished about state pension reform, gun control, foreign aid, the legalization of hemp and debt.