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Stivers running for Franklin County judge-executive


Jim Anderson Stivers filed this week to run in the May 2014 Democratic primary for Franklin County judge-executive. 

In a statement, he wrote that since the early 1800s there’s been a Stivers serving in business or public office in Frankfort. He stated volunteers are needed for his campaign.

Stivers said he favors consolidating city and county governments.

“When adequately informed, I will spend my final days/months working with the Fiscal Court members and citizen groups to advance consolidation of a metro type government,” Stivers wrote. “If you want to see change, I am the candidate to vote for in May.” 

Voters last rejected a merger in 2004.

Stivers wrote he’s “the only Democrat with professional training in successful community and job development,” and that he worked for the Kentucky Economic Development Cabinet for 20 years. 

He held the position of project manager, where he showed industrial sites across the state to national and international clients. He was project manager for 11 manufacturing facilities in Shelby County, and his largest location was The Budd Co. in Shelbyville. 

Stivers’ release states he is also a retired entrepreneur and inventor who created the Bearings Alert System, a microprocessor technology for monitoring heat in boat trailers. He retired from Economic Development to develop a prototype at the University of Kentucky’s College of Engineering.  

Editor’s Note: The State Journal publishes news briefs from press releases submitted by candidates who have filed for office.

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  • ~~Jim Anderson Stivers issued a release today stating, after careful consideration, it is not time to bring forward the city county merger.

    This will be a very close race and from feedback coming many sources have decided to delay any action on the merger. With both opposing candidates financially well qualified, it would not be wise to bring forth an issue that is so dividing among the voters.

    Any previous claims I have made on merger will have to wait. There are far more important issues. Yes, I changed my opinion after receiving email from constituents and political advisors. 

    I will not  bring up the subject of merger and will not act to move the issue forward..
    Jim Anderson Stivers will not act to cause a merger during my term.

  • I am someone who wants to see changes in the present system and some visions for the future. That includes consolidation of city and county government, which when adequately informed, I will spend my final days\months working with citizens to advance CONSOLIDATION of one government which reduces the size and cost of government! Is it time to take our local voting to the twenty first century and join the Digital revolution?
    I am a retired Inventor /Entrepreneur Economic Development Senior Project Manager from the Kentucky Economic Development Cabinet where I worked from 1980 to 2000. I attended University of Kentucky and the University of Oklahoma business school for courses in community\economic development
    Project Managers represent the Commonwealth advising and showing National and International Industrial client’s sites across the state. My largest factory location as project manager Budd Company, Shelbyville. I was also project manager for ten other manufacturing facilities in Shelby County.
    In Frankfort I was the project manager for Oyi \Atwood. I worked for four Governors beginning with Martha Layne Collins and was part of hundreds of other coordinators for Toyota America.

    Today Toyota in Kentucky employs over 35,000 including just in time sub suppliers. This year Toyota America celebrates twenty five years in Kentucky and recently chose to invest three hundred and fifty million American dollars in a new assembly line for a new Toyota model .Martha Layne Collins finest hour.
    I AM THE OWNER and INVENTOR of the Bearings Alert System, (Patent pending)
    Bearing Alert is microprocessor technology for monitoring heat in boat trailers. Retired from Economic Development to develop proto type at the UK College of Engineering, Robotics Division. Project was successful.
    All rights were assigned to Timken Bearing Company, Canton, Ohio. Future distribution negotiation with Timken failed to resolve distribution problems. Bearing Alert closed in 2000 following Timken’s agreement to an out of court settlement.
     My email address
    Place your trust in the only candidate in the MAY PRIMARY THAT

    SERVED FOUR GOVERNORS helping to create JOBS and Economic Development


  • Please, I would like for blog posters to join me in developing an electronic campaign thru the digitall network. With good participation it could help to over come the huge amount of money that would be raised by my opponents. If you feel you can trust me and agree MOSTLY with the difference between the qualifications of candidates is very noticable.

    I would like to spread that work and other announcements I would send to the Email team for posting if you AGREE with the disclosurres.

    If you want a real change and a vision for our future then I ask you for your support. I promise it won't be business as usual all county business would have complete sunshine.

    To volunteer as a email distributor write me at   .


    Campaign donations can be mailed to Jim Anderson Stivers, 96 Carla Court, Frankfort, 40601

  • need4

    There would br nothing done until aftr an extended open pulic debate providing both sides of the subject, 

    I need u , 4.  I folloe your blog commrnts on here. i do need ur support.


  • You had me right up until you said "merger"  Scat!