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Elections

  • 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.

  • Election Day opens smoothly

    Election Day dawned cold but sunny, although a bit rough around the edges for the Shelby County Clerk's office, that had a few problems getting some polling places up and running due to a shortage of election officers to work at the precincts, something that has been a problem in the past, said County Clerk Sue Carole Perry.

    "We had a hard time getting open because some precinct officers didn’t show up, you know, the usual thing," she said. "I prayed real hard last night and this morning both that everything would go well."

  • Election 2012: Simpsonville City Commission: Vicky Wise

    Vicky Wise, the longest tenured member of the Simpsonville City Commission, quietly is pursuing a ninth term in the General Election.

    Wise first was elected in 1996, and only Mayor Steve Eden has served longer (18 years as mayor).

    Wise has not returned campaign information forms sent to her via E-mail nor responded to telephone messages, so she has provided no information about her plans in pursuing this term.

  • Congressional candidates are two men with differing opinions

    They aren’t close in the polls, and they aren’t close in fund-raising.

    And Democrat William Adkins and Republican Thomas Massie certainly don’t agree on how they would govern the Kentucky’s 4th Congressional district.

    In fact, heading into November, the men vying for the open seat left vacant by resignation of 4-term incumbent Geoff Davis, aren’t close in any obvious way.