In Jan. 28 Issue
The election season in Kentucky is officially underway, as of Tuesday at 4 when the books closed, and the following individuals entered their names for places on the ballot in the upcoming primary election.
The drawing for positions on that ballot were today, January 28th at 2 p.m. in the clerk's office and party primaries are in May, with the election coming in November.
Filing for County Clerk was Lisha R. Popplewell, the Republican incumbent. She is unopposed.
There were three filing for Sheriff; Republican incumbent Larry Bennett, Tim Pierce (R), and James Eugene Fetty (D).
Several filed for Property Valuation Administrator. Brook Bunch, Democrat presently appointed to fill an unexpired term has filed, as have: Tim Popplewell (R), Anthony Todd Carnes (R), and Roger Black (D) and last minute filer Kim Byrom (R).
Filing for County Judge-Executive are Republican Incumbent Mickey Garner, Ralph Creech (R), and Gary D. Robertson.
Running for County Attorney are Republican incumbent Mark McGaha and Kevin Shearer (R), along with late-filer Jeffery T. Loy (D).
For Coroner the Republican incumbent Larry Skaggs faces a challenge from Bill W. Carroll, (D).
Running for Jailer are Bobby S. Dunbar (R), Tim Glover (D), and David R. Bernard (R) and coming late to the race was Robert Stanton, (R).
Competing for County Surveyor are Michael Kevin Syphax (D), and Robert "Bobby" Smith (R).
Several of the magisterial races are crowded.
District 1 Magistrate Greg Popplewell (R), faces challengers Shelby David Flanagan (R), Terry Huckaby (R), Chad Aaron (R), Ronald "Ron" Brumley and David L. Kearns (R), as well as Democrat Dwaine "Dude" West.
The incumbent in the District 2 Magisterial seat has not entered the race so Republicans Travis D. Mann, Randall Bunch, Coy McGowan, Keith Pearce Brook Cochran and Marvin Jr. Brown along with Democrat John "Brack" Flanagan are competing for that position.
District 3 Magistrate Ronald Johnson (R), will face competitors Ronald Cook (R), and Marty Kazsuk (D).
District 4 Magistrate Jimmy R. McQueary (R), will face challengers Dale Carey (R), Steve Richardson (D), and Darrell Stearns (R).
In the Magisterial District 5 race Larry W. Holt (R), and Lou Ann Gore Flanagan (D) will face off.
In the race for Mayor of Jamestown Terry K. Lawless is the sole entrant and no one has yet filed for Mayor of Russell Springs but since city races are non-partisan filing for those races as well as city council seats is open until August.
There are races for which candidates must file in Frankfort and those locally are the District Judge's position, State Representative and US Senator.
For the 40th District Judge James M. "Mike" Lawson is unopposed. In the other division of District 40 Judge Robin Williams has not entered her name for re-election. In that race Athena Cooper, Scarlett B. Latham, Larry E. Rogers are in competition.
Renee H. Muncy, previously listed in the race is in fact a judge in the 41st District.
Jeff Hoover is running unopposed for the 83rd District of the Kentucky House of Representatives.
There are 11 candidates for US Senate: James Buckmaster, Jack Conway, Daniel Mondiardo, Darlene Price, Maurice M. Sweeny, C.M. "Trey" Grayson, Bill Johnson, Gurley L. Martin, Rand Paul, Jon J. Scribner, and John Stephenson.
Rounding out the local elections are the constable races-
Incumbent Larry M. Grider (R)
Larry Appleby (R)
Ricky Wooldridge (R)
Perry Brumley (R)
Jeffery Aaron (D)
Billy Cross (R) and Ralph E. Hammond (R)
Incumbent Orvis Roy (R)
Mark Helm (R)
Johnny Melson (R)
Lawrence Conner (R)
Roger Russell (R)
Johnny Russell (R)
Reggie Gosser (R)
William Mark Blakeman (R)
Troy Moore (R)
Denzil McGinnis (R)
Daron Russell (R)
Tracy Smith (R)
Incumbent Larry Bunch (R)
Michael "Toe Joe" Bray (R)
Dale Brown (R)
Ronald Powell (R)