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14 candidates file to run for office in ’18

The chaos that is the 2018 election season has begun. During the first day that filing was permitted on Nov. 8, eight candidates filed paperwork with Whitley County Clerk Kay Schwartz to seek public office in Whitley County. Whitley County Jailer Brian Lawson was the first...
Posted On 15 Nov 2017

Running for office in Corbin was truly a great experience

When I filed to run for Corbin City Commission in January, I knew it was going to put the shackles on my ability to talk about city politics in this column for awhile. Election laws make it pretty well taboo to do so. So, I kept quiet. Now, all bets are off. The voters have...

All the local candidates deserve respect

Why are you running for office? “Boy, that’s a good question. I’ll have to think about that one,” is a response that I have gotten back on multiple occasions over the years interviewing candidates. At that point, I am usually thinking, “I really hope...
Posted On 09 Nov 2016

Regina Bunch wins re-election by large margin

Republican State Representative Regina Bunch will be returning to Frankfort in January and it will be as part of the new Republican majority in the State House of Representatives. Bunch, who was seeking her second third term in the seat, handily defeated democratic challenger...

Over 50 percent of voters go to polls in Whitley County

Over half of Whitley County’s registered voters went to the polls on Tuesday to cast their ballots in the presidential race. Whitley County Clerk Kay Schwartz said voter turnout was 51.84 percent, which exceeded her prediction of a 48 percent turnout. “That was very...
Posted On 09 Nov 2016

Caddell, Steely elected to W’burg school board

Two local school boards will be getting new members next year. During Tuesday’s General Election, Williamsburg voters and Corbin voters each elected one new school board member. Williamsburg voters gave the nod to incumbent Allan Steely and newcomer Jason Caddell, who is the...
Posted On 09 Nov 2016

Turnout expected to be high in Tuesday election

Whitley County Clerk Kay Schwartz is predicting a 48 percent voter turnout during next Tuesday’s General Election. “It is the topic of every conversation it seems like. It ends up being the topic with our customers. There are some interesting comments. It seems to be...
Posted On 02 Nov 2016

Battle lines set for November General Election

The Corbin and Williamsburg independent boards of education will each be getting a new face next year, and the battle lines are now set for the November General Election with the passage of the Aug. 9 filing deadline. Incumbent Williamsburg board member Kim Broome White opted not...
Posted On 17 Aug 2016

Bunch handily defeats Patrick in State Rep. primary

Incumbent State Representative Regina Bunch, R-Williamsburg cleared her first hurdle to re-election Tuesday night, overwhelmingly defeating challenger Alex Patrick in the Republican primary contest in the 82nd house district. “I’m very pleased,” said Bunch, who will face democrat...

Bunch, Patrick square off in rep. race

In a year when state and national races dominate the primary election ballot, voters will have one local race in which to weigh in on as Alex Patrick is challenging State Representative Regina Bunch, R-Williamsburg in the 82nd district. The district encompasses Whitley and...