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Elections

  • 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.

  • Matthews says ‘I will miss being involved’ on Shelbyville City Council

    There were not too many surprises Tuesday as election results poured in from around the city and county, but one result that may have turned a few heads many in Shelbyville was Alan Matthews’ missing out on his sixth term on the Shelbyville City Council.

    Despite a family history of public service in Shelbyville and for the state and nearly 10 years of service himself on the council, Matthews came up 140 votes short and in eighth place out of 11 candidates on the ballot. The top six earned spots on the council.

  • Romney wins Shelby amid big turnout

    Republican Mitt Romney rode a steady and huge voter turnout to an overwhelming victory in Shelby County’s vote for president on Tuesday.

    Romney, following the performance of John McCain in 2008, soundly defeated President Barack Obama, earning more than 63 percent. Romney carried more the statewide vote as well.

    In his loss to Obama in 2008, McCain earned nearly 62 percent of the vote in Shelby County.

  • Precincts

    A101 West Finchville: Finchville Community Center, 5596 Taylorsville Road

    A102 South Shelby: Highway 55 South Volunteer Fire Dept., 1000 Taylorsville Road

    A103 Weissinger: Shelbyville Fire Station No. 2, 99 Clubhouse Drive

    A104 East Finchville: Finchville Community Center, 5586 Taylorsville Road

    A105 South East Shelby: Clear Creek Elementary School, 279 Chappell Hill Road

    B101 Southville: Mount Eden VFD Substation, 450 Southville Pike

    B102 Waddy: Waddy Volunteer Fire Dept., 135 Chester Dare Road

  • 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.

  • Election 2014: Polls close with few problems

    With Tuesday’s Primary Election in the rearview mirror, officials are beginning to plan for the November election, and they said some help from citizens would make things run more smoothly.

    “One big problem we had was people not knowing where to vote,” said Sue Carole Perry, Shelby County clerk.

    After redistricting went into affect last year, many voters, she said, were turning up at the wrong polling precincts.