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Elections

  • 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.

  • Election 2012: Pleasureville City Commission: Pamela Bramblett

    Pamela Bramblett, an incumbent on 8 years on the Pleasureville City Commission, is seeking another term.

    A Pleasureville native, Bramblett, 59, is a retired state employee, having worked at the Department of Environmental Protection for 35 years. She is currently working in residential care at the Apple Patch, a facility for mentally challenged adults in Crestwood, something she has been doing for the past five years.

    “It’s very rewarding,” she said.

  • Election 2012: Pleasureville City Commission: Victor Harrod

    Victor Harrod, a former Pleasureville City Commissioner, is running again after sitting out for a term.

    Harrod, 73, is a retired from the Ford Motor Company in Jefferson County, where he worked for 30 years.

    He is originally from Franklin County but has lived in Pleasureville for at least 20 years, he said.

    He now does some cattle and tobacco farming.

    Harrod said he decided to run for commissioner again because he thinks he could contribute to the overall well being of that body.

  • Election 2012: Pleasureville City Commission: Diane Perry

    Diane Perry, an incumbent on the Pleasureville City Commission, is seeking her second term.

    Actually, Perry said, she has served a term and a half. She was appointed to finish the term of commissioner Gary Grigsby, who moved out of the district, and then she was elected the following term.

    Perry, 59, lives on the Shelby County side of Pleasureville. Originally from Spencer County, she has lived in Pleasureville for 23 years. She is bookkeeper at Rodney Perry Automotive in Pleasureville, a business she co-owns with her husband.

  • Election 2012: Pleasureville City Commission: R. L. Wilson

    Incumbent Pleasureville City Commissioner R.L. Wilson is seeking re-election in November.

    Wilson, 67, is a Henry County resident of 19 years. He is a retired state employee, having worked as a special equipment operator in Shelby County and New Castle.

    A commissioner of 15 years, Wilson said what keeps him coming back to serve on the commission is a desire to improve his community.

    “I am just doing what I think is right for the people of Pleasureville,” he said.

  • Election 2012: Presidential question gets very quiet answer

    Ever wonder what the people of Shelby County think about the presidential candidates and how the race will go?

    Don’t try to Google it. You won’t find an official poll.

    Better, you can just wander into some of the county’s cafes and small country stores, where people – well, men – gather to drink coffee in the mornings, and you’ll find out – or maybe you won’t.

  • Election 2012: Pleasureville City Commission: Shawn Mertz

    Incumbent Shawn Mertz is seeking a second term on the Pleasureville City Commission.

    He faces four opponents – including his three fellow incumbents – for the four seats in a non-partisan race.

    A Henry County resident, Mertz, 26, is a member of the Franklin County Fire Department.

    He lives on Hill Spring Road with his wife, Kristen, and their infant daughter, Caylee.

    He is an Army veteran who was elected for his first term on the commission 2 years ago.

  • Election 2012: Adkins, Massie hope to stop in Shelby

    Fourth-congressional districts candidates have been hitting the campaign trail hard lately, and both say they plan to include Shelby County in some of those visits before Nov. 6.

    Democrat Bill Adkins, a Williamstown attorney, and Republican Thomas Massie, former Lewis County judge-executive, attended several events in Shelby while campaigning during the May Primary, and during the summer have appeared at several functions, both politically oriented as well as social events, such as the Shelbyville Horse Show.

  • Roberts withdraws from Pleasureville race

    Citing uncertainty about whether he met the residency requirements to run for the Pleasureville City Commission, Howard Roberts announced Wednesday that he was withdrawing from what had been a 6-person field.

    Roberts, a former Eminence city council member, had moved to Pleasureville last in 2011. He was the last to file to run on Nov. 6.

    “But I got to thinking about it, and I couldn’t say for absolute certainty that I had established my residency in Pleasureville by November 6th [which was the deadline],” Roberts said.