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The coronavirus has dramatically changed how Kentucky will conduct the upcoming election. After the May primary election was moved to June 23, local election officials began planning how the election will happen with social distancing guidelines.

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Josh Venable, a longtime Michigan GOP operative and chief of staff to former U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, can trace the arc of the state's Republican Party clearly.

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ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia prosecutor investigating potential efforts by Donald Trump and others to influence last year's general election has a message for people who are eager to see whether the former president will be charged: Be patient.

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PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Air Force says it will be distributing bottled water to thousands of residents and business owners near its base in suburban Phoenix until at least April, marking the latest case of chemicals from military firefighting efforts contaminating the water supply in a nearb…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are ready to shove a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package through the House on Friday, despite a setback that means a minimum wage boost is unlikely to be in the final version that reaches President Joe Biden.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will exercise his empathy skills Friday during a Texas visit with a dual mission: surveying damage caused by severe winter weather and encouraging people to get their coronavirus shots.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States launched airstrikes in Syria on Thursday, targeting facilities near the Iraqi border used by Iranian-backed militia groups. The Pentagon said the strikes were retaliation for a rocket attack in Iraq earlier this month that killed one civilian contractor an…

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A faction of local, county and state Republican officials is pushing lies, misinformation and conspiracy theories that echo those that helped inspire the violent U.S. Capitol siege, online messaging that is spreading quickly through GOP ranks fueled by algorithms that boost extreme content.

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The United States has pledged to tell the world its conclusions on what role Saudi Arabia's crown prince played in the brutal killing and dismembering of a U.S.-based journalist, but as important is what comes next — what the Biden administration plans to do about it.

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Christian County


Election Ballot - Voter Information

United States Representative in congress  Video Debate
James R. Comer – R –
Paul Walker - D -

State Representative District 4  Video Debate
Lynn Bechler – R –
Abigail C. Barnes - D -

State Representative District 8   Video Debate
Walker Wood Thomas – R –
Jeffery R. Taylor - D -

State Representative District 9  Video Debate
Myron B. Dossett – R –
William Coleman - D -

Christian County Commonwealth’s Attorney   Video Debate
Richard “Rick” Boling – R –
Lynn Pryor - D -

Christian County Sheriff  Video Debate
Tyler DeArmond – R –
Kahle Morris Jr. — D -
Franklin Pollard Sr. — I -

Christian County Coroner  Video Debate
Scott Daniel — R -
Zach Lamb — D -

Christian County Constable District 2
Glenn Rickard – R –
Patricia “Pat” Gresham - D -

Christian County Constable District 3
Joshua Gydesen – R –
Christopher Wilson - D -

Christian County Magistrate District 3   Video Debate
George Barnett – R –
Mark E. Cansler - D -

Christian County Magistrate District 6   Video Debate
Phillip Peterson – R –
Jack Lackey - D -

Christian County Magistrate District 7   Video Debate
Jerry Wayne Gilliam – R –
David A. Collins - D -

Hopkinsville Mayor   Video Debate
Carter M. Hendricks – R –
Jason McCraw - D –
Walter T. Shamble - I –
Wally Bryan - I -

Hopkinsville City Council Ward 1   Video Debate
Darvin Anton Adams – D –
Natasha Sophia Francis - I –

Hopkinsville City Council Ward 6   Video Debate
Timothy B. Moss – R –
Wendell A. Lynch - D –

Hopkinsville City Council Ward 8   Video Debate
Tom L. Johnson – R –
Twyla Parris - D –

Hopkinsville City Council Ward 11   Video Debate
Jason Bell – R –
Lewis Wesley Grimes - D –

Christian County Board of Education  Video Debate
Mark A. Graham -
Tom Bell -

Crofton City Council
Anthony G. Durham -
Gregory Paul Owen –
Lewis E. Croft -
Brenda Cranor West -
Jimmy Grace -
Brian Diamond –
Reta R. Fleming –

Lafayette City Commissioners
Hayden Hancock -
Sandra Torres –
Julie Dietrich -
Heather Meacham -

Oak Grove Mayor
Bea Burt -
Jan O’Brien –
Richard C. Lestienne Jr. -
Theresa Jarvis -
Richard Baker -

Oak Grove City Council
Janet Edwards -
James McKnight –
Jackie Oliver -
Christina Jackson -
Isaiah Spencer -
Kisha Tamicia –
Valerie Jean Laux –
Roger Joiner –
Jean Leavell –
Carol Lowther –

Pembroke City Commissioners
Steve Pyle -
Jeanette W. Aldridge –
Walter W. Bell -
David C. Rule -

Uncontested races with profiles
Paige Eli Parker — D
Maggie Ferguson — D


Trigg County


Election Ballot - Voter Information

United States Representative in congress  Video Debate
James R. Comer – R –
Paul Walker - D -

State Representative District 5   Video Debate
Larry Elkins – R –
David Ramey - D -

State Representative District 8   Video Debate
Walker Wood Thomas – R –
Jeffery R. Taylor D -

Trigg County Circuit Clerk
Lisa Fuller Thomas – R –
Pam W. Perry - D -

Trigg County Judge/Executive
Hollis L. Alexander – R –
Ricky Dale Calhoun - D -

Trigg County Clerk
Melissa Lawrence Burgess – R –
Carmen S. Finley - D -

Trigg County Jailer
Wim “Eddie” Proffitt – R –
James E. Hughes - D -

Constable District 1
Mark W. Carr – R –
Dane Hughes - D -

Constable District 2
Ray Wyatt – R –
Erin T. Eagleson - D -

Magistrate District 2
Barry H. Littlejohn – R –
Scotty Hampton - D -

Magistrate District 5
Alana F. Baker – R –
John T. Gray - D -

Magistrate District 7
Mike Lane – R –
Michael W. Williamson - D -

District Judge 56th Judicial District
Natalie White –
Jarrod H. Jackson -

Trigg County School Board District 1
Chariene C. Sheehan –
Linda Wood -

Trigg County School Board District 3
LaVerm Baker –
Clara Beth Hyde -

Cadiz Mayor
Todd King –
Guy Goosnell -

Cadiz City Council
Susie Hendricks –
John “Wes” Schermerhorn -
Susan Bryant -
Brian Futrell -
Bob Noel -
Frankie Phillips -
Jeannie Bodine -

Todd County


Election Ballot - Voter Information

United States Representative in congress  Video Debate
James R. Comer – R –
Paul Walker - D -

Commonwealth Attorney 7th Judicial District  Video Debate
Neil Kerr – R –
Justin David Crocker - D -

Todd County Clerk   Video Debate
Bradley Keith Powell – R –
Leslie Cunningham - D -

Todd County Sheriff   Video Debate
Jason C. Clardy – R –
Tracy White - D -

Todd County Jailer   Video Debate
Jeff Penick – R –
Greg Allen - D -

Magistrate District 2  Video Debate
Billy Bryant – R –
Marvin W. Chandler - D -

Magistrate District 4  Video Debate
James Kenneth Greenfield – R –
Brent T. Spurlin - D -

Todd County School Board District 3
John A. Knuckles –
Greg Russell -

Todd County School Board District 4
Rice Gill –
Joshua L. Mosby -

Elkton Mayor  Video Debate
David D. Haley –
Arthur Green -

Elkton City Council
Justin W. Griffin –
David Powell -
Michael Case -
Doug Gibson -
Jimmy R. Scott -
Danny O. Laster -
Frank F. McReynolds -
Cindy Sidebottom -
George Orr -

Guthrie Mayor
Jimmy Covington –
A. Scott Marshall -

Guthrie City Council
Katie Rose Covington –
Mary Charles King -
Chad Johnson -
Norma Johnson Williams -
Harry Green -
Michael Smith -
Pam Covington Turner -

Trenton City Commissioners
Joyce Edwards –
Chuck Sadler -
Cara Anderson -
Wayne Johnson -

Uncontested races with profiles
Jeffrey Brent Traughber