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Elections

  • PRIMARY ELECTION 2018: Moore, Witt win Sheriff races

    Though voter turnout was just slightly above 20 percent, those that cast their ballots were heard loud and clear regarding their selection for sheriff candidates.
    With 2,117 votes, Timothy ‘Mark’ Moore, was the top choice among Republicans, taking 76 percent of the vote.
    Moore will move on to vie Democratic candidate Gene Witt in the November General election.  Witt took the Democratic nomination with 60 percent of the votes, beating opponent Fred Rothenburger 2,166 votes to 1,443 votes.

  • PRIMARY ELECTION 2018: Magistrate races set in 2nd, 6th

    There will be a few new faces on Shelby County Fiscal Court next year.

    Two magisterial seats went up for grabs this year, when second district magistrate Michael Riggs and the sixth district’s Tony Carriss opted to step down from their seats, leaving voters in the Simpsonville and Waddy/Mt. Eden/Southville areas with a decision to make.

    And, on May 22, those voters made their voices heard.

  • PRIMARY ELECTION 2018: Seth Hall will face Massie in November for 4th Congressional District of Kentucky

    Seth Hall carried Shelby County in the Democratic Primary for U.S. Representative for Kentucky’s 4th Congressional District. He would go on to win the district with 40.8 percent of the vote.

    Hall told The Sentinel-News earlier this month that he’s “tired of the culture of do nothing politicians who promote bullying and work to divide us as a nation and a people.”

  • Election 2018 - Primary brings new faces to General Election

    While the voter turnout for Tuesday’s Primary Election was expectedly low, 6,540 Shelby County residents turned out to the polls and cast their votes for 8 candidates that will move on to the general election to be held on November 6. 

    In the race for U.S. Representative, three faced off for the Democratic slot. But it was Seth Hall who came out on top, taking 39 percent of the votes at 1,280.  Hall just beat out opponent Patti Piatt who took 1,114 votes.  Christiana Lord earned 26 percent of the votes at 869.

  • 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.