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Barren County candidate update

Jennifer Moonsong

Division Publisher

Metcalfe and Barren


The January 25 filing deadline has passed, and many Barren Countians are stepping up to the plate to run for various county and city offices.

In the race for Judge/Executive, incumbent Micheal Hale (D) is being challenged by Jamie Bewley Byrd (R).

County Clerk Helena Chase Birdwell (R) is uncontested.

County Attorney incumbent Kathryn Thomas (D) is being challenged by Mike Richardson (R).

Incumbent Sheriff Kent Keen (D) has three opponents: Charles Bunch, Guy Turcotte, and Steve Garrison. They have all filed as Republicans.

Incumbent Jailer Aaron Bennett (R) is being challenged by Chris Pulley (R), Cody Huff (D), and Aaron Shirley (R).

The County Coroner Timothy Gibson (D), County PVA Kimberly Powell Shipley (R), and County Surveyor Ashton McPherson (D) are all unchallenged.

In the race for Mayor, Henry Royse and W. Keith Rowlett are vying for the position. Incumbent Harold Armstrong did not file for reelection.

The following people have filed for spots on Glasgow’s City Council:

James “Happy” Neal

Terry L. Bunnell

Marna Kirkpatrick

Chasity Lowery

Libby Short

Patrick Guance

Freddie M. Norris

Marlin Witcher

Max Marion

Duncan R. Cotton

Joe Trigg

Herbert Hess

Brian Pedigo


The Magistrate candidates for District 1 are Jeffrey Carlton Botts, Shannon R. White, and Brandin Bartley, all Republicans.

The Magistrate candidates for District 2 are Republicans Jesse Muse, Derek Scott, Kimberly Dawn Lambert, Gala Huddleston as well as one lone Democrat, Kristen Hayne.

In Magistrate District 3 there are two republican candidates Tim Durham and Tony Rocket and two Democrats Steve Roberts and Dennis R. Stephens.

In addition to incumbent Tim Coomer (R), Magistrate District 4 has Republican David Steinhaus and Democrat Chris Eaton have filed.

The Magistrate race for District 5 is especially crowded. Troy A. Robertson (R), Benjamin Sears Nuckols (D), Jackie Perkins (R), Jason Simmons (R), Beverly Bradshaw Harbison (D), and Marty Kinslow (R) have all filed.

Magistrate District 6 has only two candidates Ronnie Stinson and Patrick Nuckols, both Democrats.

Magistrate District 7 has Matt Keith (R), Brad Groce (D), Paul Furlong (R), and Mike Haynes (R) as candidates.

When it comes to constables, Constable District 1 has no one vying for the spot.

Constable District 2 has Stuart Huddleston (R) and Freddie J Wilkerson (R).

Constable District 3 has Thomas “Tommy” Neal, Jr. (D) Joshua Garmon (R), and Billy J. Baise (D).

Constable District 4 has Charles E Shaw (D), John London (D), and Russ Mosier (R).

Constable District 5 has Gary Allen Thomas (D) and Chris Furlong (D).

Constable District 6 has only one candidate, Jason Logsdon (R).

Constable District 7 has Joseph Ramey (R) and Charles Benham (D).


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