Times-Tribune Staff Report
During Tuesday’s election, voters in Knox County will determine the winners in their county’s contested races.
In Barbourville, voters will be asked to select six of 11 candidates for city council. Incumbents running are Wilma Barnes, Gary Williams, Johnny Farmer and Gerald Hyde. Other candidates are Bennie Bunch, Danny Stark, Jerry Jackson, Ronnie Moore, Darren West, Sherman Lawson and Wendell Smith.
City voters will also select two of three candidates for the Barbourville Independent Schools Board of Education. Incumbents Kenneth G. Cobb and Shirley F. Treadway appear on the ballot along with challenger Sandy Tye Lundy.
There are three district races for the Knox County Schools Board of Education. The District 3 race pits incumbent Marty “Hossie” Smith against Charles W. Meridia. In District 4, incumbent Kenneth Crawford faces Dexter Smith and, in District 5, voters will chose between incumbent Clarence Brown and Merrill Smith.
There is also a constable race in District 2 between Johnny Gray and Tom Gray.
Times-Tribune Staff Report
2014 Candidate Questionnaires
Candidate questionnaires are listed by their county, job title and date of publication
Grimes comes out firing on McConnell
Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s Democratic Secretary of State who is challenging Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell in this fall’s elections, went after the five-term incumbent in a speech here to a convention of local county officials.
Ad wars: McConnell takes shot at Grimes
The ad wars and claims of false attacks in Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race continued Wednesday with an ad by incumbent Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell’s campaign answering one released Tuesday by his opponent, Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes.
Heiner draws support in London
Hal Heiner says he’s running for governor as “an outsider” who can change the direction of Kentucky by changing the culture of Frankfort.
Grimes releases ad critical of McConnell
Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes Tuesday aired her first ad criticizing her opponent, Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell.
Conway has already raised $751,000 for 2015 campaign
Jack Conway is sending a message to anyone thinking of joining him in the 2015 Democratic primary for governor.
McConnell, Grimes disagree on contraception case
Kentucky’s Republican congressman praised Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that corporations may opt out of a requirement to provide employees contraceptive coverage through insurance plans.
McConnell, Grimes waging new ‘coal war’
The term “coal wars” once referred to bitter conflicts between coal companies and miners who sought to unionize to negotiate for higher pay and more humane working conditions.
Laurel recanvass complete, results remain the same
A magistrate’s race was recanvassed Thursday morning, and the results for the race did not change for any of the candidates involved.
Senate candidate debate plans debated
Both candidates for the U.S. Senate — Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes — say they are eager to debate the issues.
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