Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

December 11, 2013

Five file seeking Lawrence jailer job

Tim Preston
CNHI News Service

LOUISA — The Lawrence County jailer’s job has attracted a crowd of candidates, with five filing to be included on the next ballot.

Republican Roger Lee Jordan has filed his name with the county clerk to seek the jailer’s position, along with Democrats Billy D. Hall, George E. Williams, Jim Burchett and Herbie Parks.

In other filings, Democrats Paul D. Wells and Forest P. “Flip” Diamond are seeking the District 1 constable position. None have filed for the constable’s job in District 2 or 3, and Democrat Billy Lemaster is the only candidate on the District 4 constable ballot.

Incumbent County Clerk Chris Jobe is being challenged for that seat by fellow Republican James A. Perry.

County Judge-Executive John A. Osborne, a Democrat, is being challenged by Democrat Mike McKinney and Republican Rick May. Incumbent County Attorney Michael T. Hogan, who is a Republican, is being challenged by Democrat Everett “Kenny” Preston.

Lawrence County Sheriff Garrett Roberts, a Democrat, remains unchallenged in his bid for re-election, as does incumbent PVA Chris Rose, who is also a Democrat. Travis Hughes, a Republican, is also on the only name on the ballot for the coroner’s race in Lawrence County.

Incumbent District 1 Magistrate Morris Howard, a democrat, is unchallenged along with District 3 incumbent Magistrate Earl Boggs Jr. Incumbent District 2 Magistrate John J. Lemaster, a Democrat, is being challenged by Republican David C. Daniels. Democrat Denver R. Chaffin Sr. will face Republican Rick Blackburn in the District 4 magistrate race.

TIM PRESTON can be reached at tpreston@dailyindependent.com or (606) 326-2651.