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November 27, 2013

Fuson files for Judge/Exec race

CORBIN — By John L. Ross / Staff Writer

A few more names have been added to the May 20 ballot in the Tri-County area this week.

In Whitley County, current 3rd District magistrate Jamie W. Fuson, 41, of Williamsburg, has filed paperwork in the county clerk’s office to run for the Judge/Executive’s seat.

Incumbent Pat White, Jr., 37, of Williamsburg, has already filed to campaign for his seat again.

Four candidates are now slated to appear on the May 20 ballot to run for the sheriff’s office.

Incumbent Sheriff Colan Harrell filed his paperwork, as has current Jailer Ken Mobley and resident Darren Gilreath, all of whom are from Corbin.

The newest candidate to file paperwork to run for sheriff is Denver Bargo, 64, of Woodbine.

All four constable seats are up for election in May. The newest candidate to file is incumbent Ron “Bubba” Bowling, 49, of Corbin, who seeks to keep his 2nd District constable seat.

Dorman Patrick Jr. filed his paperwork to run for the District 3 constable position.

Two residents have filed for the District 4 constable position — set to appear on the May 20 ballot are Carl Neal and Ronnie Fritts.

All four district magistrate seats are slated for the May 20 ballot.

The District 2 magistrate seat, currently held by David Myers, has had no candidates file as of Tuesday.

Incumbent Roger Wells, 53, of Williamsburg has filed to keep his District 1 magistrate seat, and so far will face challenger Scotty Harrison, 42, of Williamsburg, in May.

In the District 3 magistrate race, two newcomers have so far filed for the seat, currently held by Fuson. Those who have filed their paperwork to appear on May’s ballot are county residents Michael Jarboe and Mike Faulkner, both of Williamsburg.

The District 4 magistrate seat has its incumbent, Robert “Robbie” Brown, seeking to keep the seat. But Brown will face at least two challengers in May — one has already filed, Mark Brock, 40, of Corbin. The newest candidate filing paperwork to run for this office is Raleigh Meadors, 51, of Williamsburg.

All filed candidates in Whitley County, as of Tuesday, are Republican.

In Knox County, the field is getting more crowded in Jailer’s race, with three candidates recently filing for the May 2014 Republican primary.

Doug Gibson of Gray, Elbert Mills Jr. of Corbin and Danny Stark of Barbourville join incumbent Mary S. Hammons and Keith “Buster” Liford, both of Flat Lick, in the Jailer’s race.

As of Tuesday, five Republicans have filed for Jailer.

For the County Clerk’s seat, Derek Collins of Barbourville has filed. He’ll run against incumbent Mike Corey in the Republican primary.

Several candidates have joined the field in the races for the five Magistrate and five Constable positions.

Presently, five candidates are in the hunt for the Magistrate, District 2 seat on the Republican side.

Randall Slusher and Travis Hubband, both of Flat Lick, filed recently for the seat presently held by incumbent Republican Keith Abner of Barbourville. Paul Carmack of Bimble and Wayne Hall of Dewitt are also running in the primary.

Another incumbent wants to keep his seat in Fiscal Court. Jerry “Rabbit” Cox of Flat Lick presently holds the position as Magistrate in District 3. He recently filed and is presently the only person in the race. He’ll run in the Republican primary.

In the race for Constable in District 2, Johnny D. Gray of Cannon has announced his candidacy, and will run in the Republican primary. The seat is currently held by incumbent Garrett Brown.

There will be competition on the Republican side for the District 3 Constable race, after Tim Burton of Barbourville recently filed. He’ll join Larry Young of Artemus, who filed earlier this month. That seat is currently held by incumbent Larry W. Lawson.

And there are now two candidates running for the District 5 Constable seat currently held by Douglas Warfield. David Faulkner of Corbin filled within the past week, and he’ll up against Carl Bolton of Woodbine. Both are in the Republican primary.

A total of 27 Republicans and four Democrats have filed for county offices as of Tuesday.

In Laurel County, four more candidates have been added to those planning to campaign for the May election.

All the newest candidates plan to run for the District 1 magistrate seat.

Those filing their paperwork in the Laurel County Clerk’s office are Chris Hollin, 29, of Lily; Jack Smith, 70, of London; Christopher D. Turner, 42, of London; and Albert Yaden, 49, of Lily.

Voters will have plenty of time to make up their minds about candidates — but if there are folks interested in voting who are not yet registered, the deadline to register to vote in the May 20, 2014 election is April 21, 2014.

In Whitley County, current 3rd District magistrate Jamie W. Fuson, 41, of Williamsburg, has filed paperwork in the county clerk’s office to run for the Judge/Executive’s seat.

Incumbent Pat White, Jr., 37, of Williamsburg, has already filed to campaign for his seat again.

Four candidates are now slated to appear on the May 20 ballot to run for the sheriff’s office.

Incumbent Sheriff Colan Harrell filed his paperwork, as has current Jailer Ken Mobley and resident Darren Gilreath, all of whom are from Corbin.

The newest candidate to file paperwork to run for sheriff is Denver Bargo, 64, of Woodbine.

All four constable seats are up for election in May. The newest candidate to file is incumbent Ron “Bubba” Bowling, 49, of Corbin, who seeks to keep his 2nd District constable seat.

Dorman Patrick Jr. filed his paperwork to run for the District 3 constable position.

Two residents have filed for the District 4 constable position — set to appear on the May 20 ballot are Carl Neal and Ronnie Fritts.

All four district magistrate seats are slated for the May 20 ballot.

The District 2 magistrate seat, currently held by David Myers, has had no candidates file as of Tuesday.

Incumbent Roger Wells, 53, of Williamsburg has filed to keep his District 1 magistrate seat, and so far will face challenger Scotty Harrison, 42, of Williamsburg, in May.

In the District 3 magistrate race, two newcomers have so far filed for the seat, currently held by Fuson. Those who have filed their paperwork to appear on May’s ballot are county residents Michael Jarboe and Mike Faulkner, both of Williamsburg.

The District 4 magistrate seat has its incumbent, Robert “Robbie” Brown, seeking to keep the seat. But Brown will face at least two challengers in May — one has already filed, Mark Brock, 40, of Corbin. The newest candidate filing paperwork to run for this office is Raleigh Meadors, 51, of Williamsburg.

All filed candidates in Whitley County, as of Tuesday, are Republican.

In Knox County, the field is getting more crowded in Jailer’s race, with three candidates recently filing for the May 2014 Republican primary.

Doug Gibson of Gray, Elbert Mills Jr. of Corbin and Danny Stark of Barbourville join incumbent Mary S. Hammons and Keith “Buster” Liford, both of Flat Lick, in the Jailer’s race.

As of Tuesday, five Republicans have filed for Jailer.

For the County Clerk’s seat, Derek Collins of Barbourville has filed. He’ll run against incumbent Mike Corey in the Republican primary.

Several candidates have joined the field in the races for the five Magistrate and five Constable positions.

Presently, five candidates are in the hunt for the Magistrate, District 2 seat on the Republican side.

Randall Slusher and Travis Hubband, both of Flat Lick, filed recently for the seat presently held by incumbent Republican Keith Abner of Barbourville. Paul Carmack of Bimble and Wayne Hall of Dewitt are also running in the primary.

Another incumbent wants to keep his seat in Fiscal Court. Jerry “Rabbit” Cox of Flat Lick presently holds the position as Magistrate in District 3. He recently filed and is presently the only person in the race. He’ll run in the Republican primary.

In the race for Constable in District 2, Johnny D. Gray of Cannon has announced his candidacy, and will run in the Republican primary. The seat is currently held by incumbent Garrett Brown.

There will be competition on the Republican side for the District 3 Constable race, after Tim Burton of Barbourville recently filed. He’ll join Larry Young of Artemus, who filed earlier this month. That seat is currently held by incumbent Larry W. Lawson.

And there are now two candidates running for the District 5 Constable seat currently held by Douglas Warfield. David Faulkner of Corbin filled within the past week, and he’ll up against Carl Bolton of Woodbine. Both are in the Republican primary.

A total of 27 Republicans and four Democrats have filed for county offices as of Tuesday.

In Laurel County, four more candidates have been added to those planning to campaign for the May election.

All the newest candidates plan to run for the District 1 magistrate seat.

Those filing their paperwork in the Laurel County Clerk’s office are Chris Hollin, 29, of Lily; Jack Smith, 70, of London; Christopher D. Turner, 42, of London; and Albert Yaden, 49, of Lily.

Voters will have plenty of time to make up their minds about candidates — but if there are folks interested in voting who are not yet registered, the deadline to register to vote in the May 20, 2014 election is April 21, 2014.

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