Rogers, McConnell see similarities to 1980 election
It won’t be hard for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to win over this part of Kentucky in November’s election despite reservations by some on the right that Romney’s positions have changed or his Mormon religion.
Marie Rader wins 89th Rep. District Primary
Republican Marie Rader won the primary election for the 89th District House of Representatives.
Hammons unseats Moses
Whitley Countians have chosen Bob Hammons as their new county attorney, according to unofficial election results.
Barton wins another circuit court clerk term
Whitley County voters went with experience when it came to electing the next circuit court clerk, choosing incumbent Gary Barton, according to unofficial election results.
Bunch victor in 82nd House District
For incumbent State Representative Regina Petrey Bunch, the votes came in bunches Tuesday night.
Voter turnout higher than expected
The election day ran fairly smooth in Whitley, with the exception of several precincts losing power briefly and a few complaints regarding signs being too close to polling places.
Kenneth S. Stepp to face Hal Rogers in fall
Two Democrats, Kenneth S. Stepp, of Clay County, and Micheal Ackerman, of Rowan County, running for the Fifth Congressional District ran a heads-together race in the 30-county district.
Bunch bests opponent in state representative race
According to unofficial election results from Laurel and Whitley counties, incumbent State Rep. Regina Petrey Bunch (R-82nd District) appears to have taken more votes than challenger James Larry Goins in Tuesday's primary election.
Bunch took a total of 3,664 votes between the two counties while Goins had 1,078.
Primary Election Update
As election day gets underway, clerks and elections boards are busy counting absentee ballots and gearing up for the final results that will pour in after the polls close at 6 p.m. this evening.
State Rep. Candidate Larry Goins speaks to UNITE
A candidate for State Representative in the 82nd District told Whitley County UNITE Coalition members Monday he would like to see tougher laws for those using and selling drugs. In addition, Larry Goins, of Williamsburg, said current prosecution and rehabilitation methods need to be looked at as well.
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