• ELECTION 2014: State Senate: Hornback retains seat

    Incumbent State Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) reeled in 86 percent of the vote against challenger Gary “Tony” McCurdy Tuesday night, garnering 3,023 votes to McCurdy’s 454 votes.

    When Hornback was contacted about the results, he said, ‘How’d I do? No, I really don’t have any idea; I’m out in the fields planting soybeans.”

  • Shelby County’s voting precincts

    A101 West Finchville, Finchville Community Center, 5596 Taylorsville Road

    A102 South Shelby, Highway 55 South VFD, 1000 Taylorsville Road

    A103 Charleston, Shelbyville Fire Station No. 2, 99 Club House Drive

    A104 East Finchville, Finchville Community Center, 5596 Taylorsville Road

    A105 Adams Station, Simpsonville Elementary School, 6725 Shelbyville Road

    B101 Southville, Southville Fire Station, 450 Southville Pike

    B102 Waddy, Waddy VFD, 135 Chester Dare Road

  • ELECTION 2014, Constable District 1: Bobby Ivers

    Bobby Ivers has spent almost 30 years serving as a constable and bus driver and doesn’t plan on slowing down anytime soon.

    But he will have to run in a new district. Ivers, the longtime District 3 constable, will run as a candidate for District 1 now because of redistricting, and his opponent is fellow incumbent constable James “Bud” Tingle.

    Ivers started as a constable to serve his neighbors and still enjoys doing it today.

  • Officials expect a smooth Election Day

    With Tuesday just around the corner, election officials say they are ready for the 2014 Primary Election, mostly, that is.

    Shelby County Clerk Sue Carol Perry said that her office is ready to roll with new precincts in place, voting machines primed and every detail in place except for one thing – there still are not enough precinct officers.

  • Election 2014, Constable District 1: James ‘Bud’ Tingle

    James “Bud” Tingle has served as constable for District 1 for 16 years, but this year will face fellow incumbent Bobby Ivers in the Democratic Primary for District 1 after redistricting put both in the same district.

    Tingle may be a familiar face to many county residents, given his role in providing security in many local activities and the courtroom and he wants to continue serving his community.

  • ELECTION 2014: Magistrate, District 7: Danny Eades

    Danny Eades, a product support team member at Process Machinery, is one of four candidates vying for the open seat in District 7 being vacated by retiring longtime magistrate Mike Whitehouse.

    Eades, a Shelby County native who also operates a small family farm, said his motivation in running for office is to be a positive influence on the future of his community.

  • ELECTION 2014: Magistrate: District 3: Tim Willard

    A longtime employee of Roll Forming Corporation is one of two Republican candidates vying for the open magisterial seat in District 3 being vacated by Magistrate Allen Ruble who is retiring.

    Tim Willard, a Shelby County native, is a master roll operator at Roll Forming, where he has worked for 37 years.

    He said he decided to run for magistrate at the request of Allen Ruble.

  • ELECTION 2014: Family Court Judge: Susan Meschler

    A longtime Shelbyville attorney specializing in family law is making her second run for the seat of family court judge.

    Susan M. Meschler, 62, of Shelbyville, ran unsuccessfully in 2006.

    Meschler, along with Lawrenceburg attorney Marie Hellard, is challenging incumbent John David Myles, for the seat of family court judge in the 53rd Judicial District.

    Meschler, a Philadelphia native, said the position of family court judge holds a special significance to her because of her background in family law and because of her own personal views.

  • ELECTION 2014: Magistrate, District 2: Mark McCall

    A longtime farmer and recently retired Roll Forming employee is challenging incumbent Republican Magistrate Michael Riggs in District 2.

    Mark McCall, 55, of Simpsonville, said he is seeking his first term as magistrate because he wants to “be a voice for my district, Western Shelby County.”

    He said he has several issues he would like to see addressed in District 2, which includes Persimmon Ridge and Long Run.

  • ELECTION 2014: Sheriff: Steve Ladden

    A former police and security officer is one of three Republican candidates for sheriff that are vying to challenge incumbent Democrat Mike Armstrong for the seat.

    Steven Ladden, 54, a Colorado native, has lived in Shelbyville for 12 years, and cites a background in law enforcement in his native Colorado Springs as a positive.

    "I have over twenty years experience in security and law enforcement specializing in gangs, DUI and DRE enforcement, as well as community relations and fugitive retrieval," he said.