• PRIMARY ELECTION 2018: Three Democrats vying to face Massie in 4th Congressional District of Kentucky

    Three Democratic candidates are seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 4th Congressional District of Kentucky.

    Candidate Patti Piatt said future generations are the motivation behind her decision to run.

  • PRIMARY ELECTION 2018: Massie, Hornback biggest earners

    The Primary Election is just weeks away, and for candidates, that means both making and spending money is important.

    Data from the Federal Election Commission and Kentucky Registry of Election Finance tracks candidates’ contributions and spending during the elections – including in Shelby County’s races.

    Federal races

    The candidate who raised the most money in the race for the fourth district’s house seat was incumbent Thomas Massie, who is running unopposed in the primary.

  • PRIMARY ELECTION 2018: Republicans aim to take District 6 Magistrate seat

    With longtime Magistrate Tony Carriss, a Democrat, stepping down, Republicans Coty Bain and Brock Lisby hope to take over the District 6 seat on the Shelby County Fiscal Court.

    Primarily serving Waddy and Mt. Eden, District 6 rolls along KY 53 south of U.S. 60 and east along Interstate 64 to the county lines, and includes small pockets just west of Mt. Eden road south of Shelbyville and north of U.S. 60 and east of Boone Station Road along the Shelbyville lines.

    And maybe surprisingly, it was Carriss that inspired Lisby to run.

  • PRIMARY ELECTION 2018: Democrats Barnett, Snider hope to hold retiring Carriss’ District 6 Magistrate seat

    Andrew “AJ” Barnett and Ashley Snider will face off in the Democrat Primary, looking to follow in the footsteps of retiring Democrat Tony Carriss, the longtime district representative. Barnett said it was Carriss’ work that inspired him to run.

    “I have been a Democrat for 34 years and have supported Tony Carriss for the past 26 years,” he said. “I have been preparing for this for this for the past two years.”

    Snider said she saw this year’s race as the right time to get involved.

  • PRIMARY ELECTION 2018: Deep field of Republicans battle for District 2 Magistrate seat

    Republicans in and around Simpsonville making up the 2nd Magisterial District have more choices than anyone in the May 22 Primary Election.

    Four candidates are vying for the position currently held by Michael Riggs, who has decided not to run for re-election. The winner will face Democrat challenger Shauna Kay Cook, who is unopposed in the primary, in the Nov. 6 General Election.

    District 2 serves from Simpsonville west to the county line and north along KY 1848 and runs just east of KY 1399 down to KY 148 and west to the county line.

  • PRIMARY ELECTION 2018: Democrats, Deputies Witt, Rothenburger face off for Sheriff

    With a combined service time of more than 40 years, the two Democrats seeking to fill retiring Democrat Sheriff Mike Armstrong’s shoes come in with a wealth of experience.

    Gene Witt currently serves as the county’s chief deputy and has been on the job in Shelby County for 18 years, and fellow challenger Fred Rothenburger is the longest tenured deputy in the race, spending 20 of his 23 years in law enforcement in Shelby County.

  • PRIMARY ELECTION 2018: Moore, Mays vying for Republican nod for Sheriff

    When longtime Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong announced earlier this year his intent to retire, several were eager to fill his seat.

    Vying for the Republican slot on the ballot, Timothy Mark Moore and Keith Mays both have experience in law enforcement and hope to make Shelby County a safer community for future generations.

  • ELECTION 2016: Shelbyville City Council welcomes one newcomer

    In a crowded field of 10 candidates vying for six seats, five incumbents were able to retain their seats on the Shelbyville City Council in Tuesday’s election. Taking 10.07 percent of the votes, Republican Troy Ethington edged out Chris Spaulding (9.88 percent) and incumbent Shane Suttor (9.41 percent).

    Ethington is the first newcomer to the council in six years since council member Frank Page edged out George Best in 2010.

    Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty said Suttor served the community well.

  • Shelby funding bucks state trends

    Sentinel-News Community Reporter

    Individuals across the United States have contributed almost $418 million toward the two presidential candidates in the general election, which will culminate on Election Day on Nov. 8.

  • Election outlook

    With Election Day less than two weeks away, the polls indicate the races for numerous seats are going to come down to the wire.

    Shelby County Democratic Party Chair Fielding Ballard said he believes the elections on the local level will be close.

    “I think the political wind is blowing in a little different direction than it has in the past, but I think it’s going to be a fairly tighter race between the parties,” he said. “That’s what I’m seeing right now.”