• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • 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