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The following lyric is a revision of the song “My Old Kentucky Home”. The lyric was composed by Madeline McDowell Breckinridge in celebration of Kentucky women gaining the right to vote in state and presidential elections.
Some Kentucky women had been able to vote in local school board elections and in local referendums on school taxes since 1830. The 19th Amendment in 1920 however revised the 15th Amendment emphasizing universal male suffrage.
Remember to vote Tuesday, November 6. Sean Delahanty has been endorsed by The Caucus, formally known as the Metropolitian Louisville Women’s Political Caucus. Delahanty hopes that his record of 20 years on the bench serves as an example of his dedication towards equality.
To register to vote, verify your registration or to review detailed voter information visit this site’s FAQs and Voter Information pages. We are also piecing together Judge Sean Delahanty’s Complete Voter Guide for 2018. Check back for sample ballots in October.
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The campaign is pleased to launch fordelahanty.com a site where Louisville voters can discuss the election and offer suggestions on topics for new videos by Judge Delahanty. The site also offers subscription news service for campaign updates and a link to a store where you can buy campaign gear to show your support.
These new logos have been utilized on campaign apparel and accessories that are available at the campaign store located at https://seandelahanty.com/store. The shirts, phone cases, golf balls, skateboards or even a Sean Delahanty pillow allow you to show your support around town to friends and family. These items are not a fundraising source and are offered at the lowest price available through Zazzle.com.
To make a donation towards the campaign visit the official site at seandelahanty.com. The site continues to grow and provide voter information, FAQS about the election and district court as well as campaign news and video by Judge Sean Delahanty.
We plan to expand the apparel options and additional logos for our other supporting groups. The election is just 72 days away!
Correction: This story has been updated to reflect the correct spelling of Hauck’s Handy Store and the name of Lynn Hauck Hite.
Salt and pepper hair and brightly colored lawn chairs lined the streets surrounding Hauck’s Handy Store on Monday evening, as those 45 years and older signed up to compete in the annual World Championship Dainty Contest.
Using a 3-foot broom handle, competitors try to pop up and hit the small wooden peg. They get three shots to try to hit it as far down George Hauck Way as they can.
The street game was created by German immigrants in the 1800s. It was brought to Schnitzelburg in 1971 by George Hauck, who created the game to bring the community closer together. And proceeds go to the Little Sisters of the Poor.
Old swing tunes spread around the streets. Standing under the Hauck’s Handy Store sign, Lynn Hauck Hite, George Hauck’s daughter, runs around gathering beer tickets selling icy drinks from the storefront.
“It always meant a lot to dad and all of us,” she said.
Hauck, 98, was unable to make the event this year. However, his daughter, Lynn, and other Dainty veterans are continuing the tradition.
Gary Allen wears a neon yellow T-shirt and clutches a microphone in his hand. The 66-year-old has been organizing the event for 13 years.
When he began, there were nearly 300 people in attendance. Today the event has grown to close to 500.
One of those attendees is Mike McDermott, 39. He sits in a lawn chair along the side of the road with his mother, Pat.
Watching participants prepare, he smiles.
“It’s not as easy as it looks,” McDermott said.
McDermott has been coming to the event for nearly 30 years now. It’s a tradition for him. He’s seen people who are freshly 45 and 80-year-olds participate in some friendly competition.
Sister Michele and Mary Schmidt laugh as excitement amongst watchers grows. Sister Michele lives in the area and has been coming to the event for five years.
“There’s nothing like this,” she said, lips spreading into a grin.
As drops of rain begin to splatter amongst the crowd, attendees pull out umbrellas and pull up hoods, unfazed by the weather.
Old friends, local dignitaries and young onlookers hug and laugh as one by one players strike out. They cheer as a sudden hit sends a peg flying through the air.
Gary Allen speaks into the mic, calling contestants up, one more excited than the next.
“Every year someone says I can’t wait to be 45,” he said.
Better Schools Kentucky, the political organization of the Jefferson County Teachers (JCTA) has endorsed your [Sean Delahanty’s] election campaign for Jefferson County District Court Judge, 30th District, Division 6.
Judge Sean Delahanty is humbled to have the endorsement of the largest educational political organization in Louisville, KY.
Better Schools Kentucky is a political action committee made up of Kentucky teachers. They seek to support pro-public education candidates who will promote what is best for children and public education throughout the Commonwealth.
The Better Schools Kentucky Committee evaluates incumbents’ voting records on public education issues, interviews candidates, and reviews candidates’ answers to written questionnaires. After considering all of this information, the Committee recommends candidates who are strong advocates for children, teachers and public education; candidates who will listen to the concerns of classroom teachers; and candidates who feel, as they do, that teachers and public schools are important.
The PDF endorsement letter is viewable at the bottom of this page.
Louisville’s Sean Delahanty understands that free public education for all students in Louisville, KY is essential to the growth and prosperity of the entire community. While there are challenges in any community, Delahanty is proud of Louisville’s educational system. Delahanty is a native Louisvillian. Judge Delahanty believes his local education and his teachers were an impactful force leading to his career in law. This community should lead the advocacy, education and curriculum of it’s schools.
JCTA was first established in 1968. Over thirty-five years later they are the recognized bargaining agent for over 6,000 certified personnel employed by Jefferson County Public Schools. They represent teachers, librarians, speech clinicians, physical therapists and occupational therapists in every one of the public schools in Jefferson County.
JCTA’s mission is to serve as the active voice of their members; promote quality and equity in public schools; expand and protect the rights and interests of their members; and advocate human, civil and economic rights for all.