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Elections

  • Turnout better than expected in 2012 Primary in Shelby County

    Voter turnout, or the lack of it, was a key issue in Kentucky’s Primary Election, but in Shelby County, the initial gloomy predications of 10 to 12 percent turned out to be a rosier 19 percent.

    “I have heard everything from the turnout is heavier than expected to the other extreme,” Shelby County Republican Chair Jennifer Decker said. “I heard that turnout was estimated to be around thirty-five percent in Simpsonville to a report that they only had a hundred or so people at the West Middle precinct by noon.”

  • Adkins, Massie dominate primary

    The 4th District congressional races in Shelby County closely resembled the statewide results in the 2012 Primary Election.

    Republican voters in Shelby County widely preferred Lewis County Judge-Executive Thomas Massie, who garnered 50 percent of the vote in the county and approximately 46 percent statewide.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Election might not be over

    With six spots up for grabs among seven candidates in the Democratic primary for Shelbyville City Council, a close election could get even closer today.

    Suzanne White, a newcomer to the local political scene, came in seventh but lost by 11 votes to incumbent by Shane Suttor. The top six move on to face five Republicans in the General Election.

    White said a vote that close might need to be looked at again.

  • Election 2012: District 4 Congress: Alecia Webb-Edgington

    Republican Alecia Webb-Edgington is seeking to trade her seat as state representative in the 63rd District for the District 4 congressional seat being vacated by a 4-term incumbent.

    Webb-Edgington, 46, has been in Frankfort since 2007, serving a district that covers part of Kenton County.

    “I am running to be an effective representative for the fourth district and the conservative movement,” she said. “We have been fortunate in the fourth district to have been served by Geoff Davis and Jim Bunning before him.

  • Election 2012: Candidates visit for final pitches

    Several candidates are making last-minute stops in Shelby County as the Tuesday’s Primary Election closer on the calendar.

    Three congressional candidates – Democrat Bill Adkins and Republicans Alecia Webb-Edgington and Walter Schumm – were in town Thursday, following Republican Gary Moore, who stopped by  Wednesday.

    Adkins was getting a tour through town from Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry, a fellow Democrat, and Webb-Edgington and Schumm were at the Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Gallrein Farms after a few other stops.

  • Election 2012, Shelbyville City Council: Nathan Riggs

    From 2002 to 2006 Nathan Riggs, a Democrat, sat on the Shelbyville City Council, but when he decided to run for County Attorney, Riggs had to give up a shot to continue to run for the council.

    He lost that bid, and now after six years off the council, he has decided toss his hat back in the ring for the council.

  • Election 2012, Shelbyville City Council: White wants to be ear for citiz

    Suzanne White hears a lot of different things over her husband’s scanner at home. Andy White has been with the Shelby County fire department for 29 years, and she said that scanner can be good and bad.

    “When I hear them on the scanner, and they don’t have enough police officers to get to certain areas, it makes me think,” she said. “To me, personally, I think we need more police officers [in the city], and they need to be more visible. And we need more firefighters at the stations.”

  • Election 2012: District 4 Congress: Marc Carey

    A Republican attorney from Erlanger is one of nine candidates vying for a open congressional seat in District 4.

    Marcus Carey, 59, who was born in Covington and educated at Northern Kentucky University, said he wants to translate his legal work to government.

    “I have represented thousands of people, real humans with real problems that needed real solutions,” he said. “Representing people is what I have done all my adult life.”

  • Election 2012: District 4 Congress: Greg Frank

    Greg Frank is one of two Democrats running for the open congressional seat in District 4.

    Frank, 49, of Corinth, previously has not sought public, and he did not return requests for an interview.

    He has no published phone number or address or contact information. He does have a Web site promoting his book, that has some biographical information, but does not include any family information.

    He has no photo on the site, and newspapers have not published one for him.

  • ELECTION 2012: Shelbyville City Council: Shane Suttor

    Shane Suttor has kept his focus on the future during his three terms on Shelbyville’s City Council.

    Serving on the budget and multiuse path committees and working on the 7th Street Corridor project, Suttor, a Democrat, said some of the ideas they begin won’t be seen for a long time.

    “I think preparing for the future is very important,” he said. “Some of these projects, we won’t see anything for years down the road, but when development does occur, it will enhance the city.”