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  • Sheriff runs for 4th term

    Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong is running for his fourth term in that office.

    Originally elected in 2003, Armstrong, 57, a Democrat, is being challenged by Republican Stewart Shirley, and not for the first time.

    Armstrong defeated Shirley, a former Shelbyville Police Chief, in 2010.

    Armstrong, who was chief deputy for 13 years before being elected sheriff, credits his father, the late Cordy Armstrong, with inspiring him to seek a career in law enforcement.

  • Former city councilman runs for magistrate

    A former 5-term Shelbyville City Councilman is running for an open seat in magisterial District 3 being vacated by longtime Magistrate Allen Ruble, who announced last year that he would not be seeking a 4th term.

    Mike Miller, a Republican, is a Shelby County real estate agent, who served on the Shelbyville City Council from 1998 to 2008,

    Matt Samples, a Democrat, is also vying for the seat.

  • Lumber manager and coach vying for magisterial seat

    A newcomer to the political arena is running for an open magisterial seat in District 3 being vacated by longtime Magistrate Allen Ruble, who announced last year that he would not be seeking a 4th term.

    Matt Samples, 30, a Democrat, is estimator and job manager at Penrod Lumber and Fence Company. He is also head football coach at East Middle School.

    Mike Miller, a Republican, is also vying for the seat.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Trash prices to be presented

    After more than a year and a half of discussions, planning, committee sessions and public input, the trash and recycling franchise may finally come to fruition – at least soon.

    Thursday’s Shelbyville City Council meeting at city hall, 315 Washington Street, will include a discussion and possible vendor approval, Mayor Tom Hardesty said.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – State auditors to meet with board

    Thursday’s school board meeting opened up with a report from Shelby County Public School’s Superintendent James Neihof.

    Neihof updated the board members on several happenings within the district, including the recent release of the State Auditor’s Examination, which was initiated per request of the district following the suspected fraud within the finance department. 

  • UofL President stops at Shelby, Collins

    Friday morning, University of Louisville President James Ramsey stood before juniors and seniors at both Collins and Shelby County high schools, stressing the importance of continuing education beyond high school.

    “We live in a changing, international, global economy and education is more important than ever,” Ramsey said.

    Each fall, Ramsey, along with other UofL representatives, visits between 10 and 20 schools around the area. And while he has been to SCHS in the past, Friday was his first visit to Collins.

  • NEWS DIGEST: Oct. 10, 2014

    SCACC candidate forum cancelled

    The Shelby County Animal Care Coalition's (SCACC) candidate forum that was scheduled for Monday at the Stratton Center has been cancelled due to a lack of response/interest. The forum had been scheduled to provide candidates an opportunity to comment on animal rights before the November election.


    Seeking questions for candidates

  • 2014 Election: Poll workers still badly needed, officials say

    Based on a broad ballot with a hot national race, election officials in Shelby County are predicting a good turnout for the Nov. 4 General Election, and because of that they are appealing to the public to come out and work at the polls.

    “We need both parties – we have eighteen empty spots,” said Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry.

    Shelby County has 34 precincts and each of those requires four poll workers, two Republicans and two Democrats.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: County hires new road supervisor

    An icon at the Shelby County Road Department, Carl Henry is retiring after more than a decade as supervisor. Henry made the decision public during the Shelby County Fiscal Court’s regular meeting Tuesday.

    Henry has put in more than 27 years working roads at the state and county levels. When he hangs up his hat in November, he will do so knowing that the Shelby County Road Department is in good hands, he said, when he steps down to turn the reigns over to Craig Myatt.

  • Chamber unveils new payment structure

    Members of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will soon be required to adhere to a new structure of payment.

    At the beginning of the year, the Chamber will be changing their payment and enrollment structure.  Existing clients will soon be converted into a new type of membership, not one that pertains to the type of business, but rather the services desired.