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  • Candidates respond to newspaper’s election questionnaire | Carrollton City Council

    Eight of the 11 candidates seeking Carrollton City Council responded to the questionnaires. Incumbents Kevin Craig, Mike Gordon, Doug Hill, and Dwight Louden responded, as did their challengers, Glenn Chatham, Ann Deatherage, Cara Luttrell-Jimenez, Sandy May and Jeff Root. Incumbent Jeff Dickow and challenger Sam Proctor did not provide responses.

    1. Please provide a brief bio highlighting experience and accomplishments that qualify you for the position you are seeking (Including age, education and family information).

  • Candidates respond to newspaper’s election questionnaire | Mayor of Carrollton

    CITY OF CARROLLTON

    MAYOR

    Three candidates are seeking the position of mayor in the city of Carrollton. Incumbent Robb Adams is being challenged by Hayley Franklin and Dean Miller.

    1. Please provide a brief bio highlighting experience and accomplishments that qualify you for the position you are seeking (including age, education and family information).

  • Candidates respond to newspaper’s election questionnaire | Magistrate

    Candidates seeking the Carroll County Magistrate to serve on Fiscal Court are from District 1: Democrat Floyd Bowling, Republican Benjamin Long. District 2: Democrat Kerry Graham and Republican Cody Hembree. District 3: Democrat Mark Bates and Republican Damon Lewis. As with all races, responses are alphabetical by district.

    1. Please provide a brief bio highlighting experience and accomplishments that qualify you for the position you are seeking (including age, education and family information).

    District 1

  • Candidates respond to newspaper’s election questionnaire |Sheriff

    Candidates seeking Carroll County Sheriff are Democrat Ryan Gosser and Republican Rodney Hawkins.

    1. Please provide a brief bio highlighting experience and accomplishments that qualify you for the position you are seeking (including age, education and family information).

    GOSSER: Age: 39. Family: I am married to Maribeth. We have two sons, Colton and Wyatt.

  • Candidates respond to newspaper’s election questionnaire | Jailer

    Candidates seeking Carroll County Jailer are Republican Thomas R. Evens Jr. and Democrat John Proctor.

     

    Please provide a brief bio highlighting experience and accomplishments that qualify you for the position you are seeking (including age, education and family information).

  • Chamber’s silent auction raising funds for scholarships

    By DAVID STONE

    Special to The News-Democrat

    Last year, a silent auction hosted during the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards banquet was so successful the organization was able to provide eight scholarships to local high school seniors.

    A repeat performance next week would be welcome, Chamber Coordinator Cathy Fornash said.

    “It was one of our better years,” Fornash said of the 2017 effort. “We were able to give two more scholarships than the year before.”

  • Candidates respond to newspaper’s election questionnaire |Judge-Executive

    Candidates seeking Carroll County Judge-Executive are Republican Jennifer Beach and Democrat Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson.

    1. Please provide a brief bio highlighting experience and accomplishments that qualify you for the position you are seeking (including age, education and family information):

  • Evens, Proctor face off at forum

    By DAVID STONE

    Special to The News-Democrat

    Two men vying to be the next Carroll County jailer said overcrowding is the top issue for the facility, and both agreed additional space is needed.

    Republican Thomas Evens and Democrat John Proctor discussed their plans if elected to the office during an Oct. 17 forum sponsored by The News-Democrat and the Carroll County High School FFA.

  • Gosser, Hawkins seek sheriff post

    Republican Rodney Hawkins and Democrat Ryan Gosser are seeking to be the next sheriff of Carroll County. Hawkins currently serves as the chief deputy in the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department and Gosser, who retired from the Kentucky State Police, is currently an officer with Carrollton Police Department.

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  • Six candidates for magistrate discuss issues at forum

    By DAVID STONE

    Special to The News-Democrat

    Six candidates seeking three seats on the Carroll County Fiscal Court discussed their qualifications for the job during a forum Oct. 17 sponsored by The News-Democrat and the Carroll County High School FFA.

    The candidates attending the question-and-answer forum include First District, Republican Benjamin Long and Democrat Floyd Bowling; Second District, Republican Cody Hembree and Democrat Kerry Graham; and Third District, Republican Damon Lewis and Democrat Mark Bates.