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August 12, 2014;

Slone, Goble are surprise late filers in Nov. 4 General elections; verrrrry interesting!

Rumors were rampant among Louisa polickers yesterday and last night that former Lawrence Co. DES director Harold Slone was thinking of making a late entry into the Louisa mayor's race with incumbent Teddy Preston drawing heavy competition this time around.  

Slone, who ran in the May Primary for County Judge-Executive garnering more than 590 county-wide Primary votes made the rumors true today and will face Preston along with newcomers James Ferrell and (we mistakenly listed  as an employee of a local company but have been informed he does not work there) Casey Jones. Council member Raymond Dixon, who has served one term on the city council before deciding to take on Preston, made his announcement yesterday.

But with that many candidates running, Preston has the only chance he could have had on Nov. 4.

Another surprise candidate is John "JD" Goble, a a former Lawrence Co. teacher who now works in Martin County, who has signed up to seek the Lawrence County District 1 school board position. He is the son of United Baptist Church minister John Goble. He will face veteran incumbent Maddlene Roberts and Harold Vaughn who is running for the second time for the position.

Following is a complete list of local candidates for November. You can check our previous story which includes district wide and state-wide sample ballots.   --M.Grayson

Here is what happened in Louisa today:

 

UPDATE:  Mayor's Race and City Council, BOE does, too...
 

By Catrina Vargo

 Louisa, KY -- The Lawrence County Circuit Court Clerk's Office saw a flurry of activity this afternoon, as last minute candidates came in to file for the Mayor and City Council races.

Harold Slone, who ran a great race in the Primary Election for County Judge Executive, has filed as the last candidate for Mayor.  Other candidates are current Mayor Teddy Preston, James Ferrell, current City Council Member, Raymond Dixon, and Casey Jones.

Current City Council Members filed to run again include Lisa Schaffer, Brad Stark, Gloria Johnson, and Tom Parsons.  John Nolan, current member, did not file to run again.  Three new candidates filed today; Ronald E. Cordle Jr., Angela McGuire, and Mitch Castle. 

The City Council race is city wide, covering all three precincts of Louisa.  The top six vote getters will be the winners out of seven candidates, leaving one person who will not be elected, according to County Clerk, Chris Jobe.

Two seats on the Lawrence County Board of Education were also up this year; District 1 and District 3. Incumbent, Maddlene Roberts, in District 1, filed last week to run again.  Two other candidates have filed to run against Roberts; Harold Doug Vaughn, and John (JD) Goble. District 1 covers the areas of  Richardson, Clifford, Cherryville, and Meades Branch.

District 1 incumbent, Garnett Skaggs, filed today to run again. She is unopposed, as no other candidates filed to run against her.  District 1 covers the areas of Blaine, Martha, and Brammer Gap.

County Clerk, Chris Jobe, said, "The drawing for ballot positions will be held Thursday, August 14 at 2:00 pm.

The Levisa Lazer will keep viewers updated on the upcoming elections.

 

Here's the local lineup:

 

2014 General Election Candidate’s and Addresses

...from Lawrence Co. Clerk Chris Jobe's office by Crystal Osborne

 

 

County Sheriff

Democrat

Garrett Roberts  

147 Red Br Rd Louisa, KY 

 

County Coroner

Democrat

Mike Wilson

1270 Hwy 2565 Louisa, KY 

Republican

Travis Hughes

95 Lara Ln Apt 4 Louisa, KY 

 

County Attorney

Democrat

Everett Kenneth Preston

662 Two Mile Crk Louisa, KY 

Republican

Michael T. Hogan

1015 Violet Ln Louisa, KY 

 

County Judge

Democrat

John A Osborne

584 Mill Br Rd Catlettsburg, KY 

Republican

Rick May

390 June Apple Rd Louisa, KY 

 

County Jailer

Democrat

Jim Burchett

169 Big Cat Fork Rd Louisa, KY 

Republican

Roger Lee Jordan

14806 Hwy 32 Blaine, KY


Constable Dist 1

Democrat

Paul Wells

1596 Hwy 1185 Louisa, KY

Republican

Larry D Bellomy

3981 Spankem Br Rd Louisa, KY 

 

Constable Dist 2

Democrat

William Collins

75 Cedgap Rd Louisa, KY 

Republican

Jason W Stepp

60 Treasure Chest Dr Louisa, KY 

 

Constable Dist 3

Democrat

Dennis Marcum

Po Box 195 Martha, KY

Republican

Daniel Castle

38 Tarkhill Rd Blaine, KY 

 

Constable Dist 4

Democrat

Billy Lemaster

1203 Maynard Br Rd Louisa, KY 

 

 

 

Magistrate Dist 1

Democrat

Morris Howard

302 Saddle Town Rd Webbville, KY 

Republican

Terry D Preece

973 Little Cat Fork Rd Louisa, KY 

 

Magistrate Dist 2

Democrat

John J Lemaster

1792 Deer Lick Br Rd Louisa, KY

Republican

Mark A Hardin

PO Box 335 Louisa, KY 

 

Magistrate Dist 3

Democrat

John “Tony” Lester

706 Prince Br Rd Martha, KY 

Republican

Earl Boggs Jr

170 Belflower Rd Blaine, KY 

 

Magistrate Dist 4

Democrat

Denver R Chaffin Sr

421 S Lock Ave Louisa, KY

Republican

Rick Blackburn

217 River Rd Louisa, KY


County PVA

Democrat

Chris Rose

59 Raccoon Br Rd Blaine, KY 

 

County Surveyor

Democrat

Cliff A West

5081 S Hwy 3 Louisa, KY 

 

County Court Clerk

Republican

Chris Jobe

36 Moss Br rd Louisa, KY

 

Mayor of Louisa

(non partisan)

 

Teddy Preston

201 Pike St Louisa, KY 

James Ferrell

520 ½ N Lock Ave Louisa, KY 

Raymond Dixon

108 W Perry St Louisa, KY 

Casey Jones

107 Maple St Louisa, KY 

Harold E Slone

602 N Lock Ave Louisa, KY 


 

 

Louisa City Council

Tom Parsons

125 Public Way Louisa, KY 

Bradley J Stark

207 W Perry Louisa, KY 

Gloria Johnson

406 N Lackey Ave Louisa, KY 

Lisa Schaeffer

305 W Franklin St Louisa, KY 

Ronald E Cordle Jr

1321 Old Beech Rd Louisa, KY  

Angela McGuire

1025 Rose Ln Louisa, KY 

Mitch Castle

437 N Rice Ave Louisa, KY 


 

School Board District 1

(Also non partisan)

Harold D Vaughn

9044 Hwy 1690 Louisa, KY

Maddlene P Roberts

3801 McClure Br Rd Louisa, KY 

John Goble

12444 S Hwy 3 Louisa, KY 


 

School Board Dist 3

Garnett Skaggs

840 Hwy 1715 Martha, KY 



August 17, 2014;

Ballot placement set for City Council and School Board Seats;

Yes, there is a Casey Jones...
 

Newcomer Casey Jones draws for his position on the November ballot for mayor of Louisa. He registered to run for mayor in the city election shortly after he registered to vote in the city. Lazer Photo by Catrina VargoNewcomer Casey Jones draws for his position on the November ballot for mayor of Louisa. He registered to run for mayor in the city election shortly after he registered to vote in the city. Lazer Photo by Catrina Vargo

By Catrina Vargo
 

Louisa, KY -- Drawing for candidate ballot placement for the upcoming November election was held Thursday, August 14, at 2:00 pm in the upstairs courtroom of the Lawrence County Courthouse.  
 

All candidates who filed for Mayor, City Council, and Board of Education had an opportunity to personally draw for ballot placement on the election polls in November.  

Numbers were drawn by Larry Henson for candidates who were not able to be there in person.

 

The ballot placement is as follows:

Mayor candidate James Ferrell ( second from left) reacts to receiving number (1) on the ballotMayor candidate James Ferrell ( second from left) reacts to receiving number (1) on the ballotLouisa Mayor:  

 

  1. James Ferrell 
  2. Harold Slone
  3. Teddy Preston
  4. Casey Jones
  5. Raymond Dixon 

 

 

City Council

 

 

  1. Lisa Schaeffer
  2. Ronald E. Cordle
  3. Mitch Castle
  4. Angela McGuire
  5. Bradley J. Stark
  6. Gloria Johnson
  7. Tom Parsons

 

 

Larry Henson draws numbers for those candidates who were not present as County Court Clerk Chris Jobe records placement, along with Clerk, Crystal OsborneLarry Henson draws numbers for those candidates who were not present as County Court Clerk Chris Jobe records placement, along with Clerk, Crystal OsborneBoard of Education

District One 

 

  1. Madelene Roberts
  2. John David Goble 
  3. Harold Dough Vaughn 

 

Roberta Blevins, a write in candidate in the District 4 magistarate's race. She is a qualified write-in candidate who is eligible to take office is she gets enough write in votes but her name will not appear on the ballot.

Same for John Nolan. a currently appointed Louisa City Council member who said he was not aware of the sign up period and missed signing up by August 12. He registered as a write-in the next day on the 13th.

No other write-in candidates have filed at this point. A write-in candidate can register for their name to be counted as votes right up to the election, a spokesperson for Chris jobe;s office said Friday.

 


August 12, 2014;

Lawrence Grand Jury indicts four; charges include drugs, burglary...

 



Indictments August 2014
 

Tara NicholsTara NicholsTara N Lycans, 30, Ft. Gay, WV, was indicted on charges of Possession of Controlled Substance/Complicity and Use/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia/Complicity.  

According to the indictment, on or about June 23, 2014, Tara N. Lycans acted alone or in complicity with Leanna N. Blackburn by knowingly and unlawfully being in possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, Methamphetamine.  Defendant also acted alone or in complicity with  Leanna N. Blackburn by Use or Possession of an altered soda can, contact lens case, syringe, straw and aluminum foil containing chemical residue.

Lycans was also indicted on the charge of Bail Jumping.  According to the indictment, on or before July 29, 2014, Lycans failed to appear in court at a specified time in connection with a felony charge.

Rebecca WardRebecca WardRebecca Ward, 42, Louisa, KY, was indicted on the charges of 2nd Degree Burglary/Complicity, 3rd Burglary/Complicity, and Persistent Felony Offender.  

According to the indictment, on or about June 24, Rebecca Ward acted alone or in complicity with Michael Shawn Cordle by knowingly and unlawfully entering and remaining in a dwelling house owned by Mr. Shannon Thompson, with the intent to commit the crime of theft.  Ward also acted alone or in Complicity with Michael Shawn Cordle by knowingly and unlawfully entering and remaining in an outbuilding owned by Mr. Shannon Thompson with the intent  to commit the crime of theft.  Ward is considered a Persistent Felony Defender due to being previously convicted of felonies.

Leanna Nicole Blackburn, 24, Wayne WV, was indicted on the charge of Bail Jumping.  

According to the indictment, on or about July 8, 2014, Leanna Nicole Blackburn committed the offense of bail jumping by not appearing in court at a specified time in connection with a felony charge. Blackburn was also indicted on charges of Possession of Controlled Substance/Complicity and Use/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia/Complicity.

According to the indictment, Blackburn acted alone or in complicity with Tara Lycans by knowingly and unlawfully being in possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, Methamphetamine. Defendant also acted in Alone or in Complicity with Tara Lycans by being in possession of an altered soda can, contact lens case, syringe, straw and aluminum foil containing chemical residue.

Michael S. CordleMichael S. CordleMichael Shawn Cordle, 39, Blaine, KY, was indicted on charges of 2nd Degree Burglary/Complicity and 3rd Degree Burglary/Complicity.  

According to the indictment, on or about June 2, Michael Shawn Cordle acted alone or in complicity with Rebecca Ward by knowingly and unlawfully entering and remaining in the home of Mr. Shannon Thompson with the intent to commit the crime of theft.  Cordle also acted alone or in conspiracy with Rebecca Ward by knowingly and unlawfully entering and remaining in an outbuilding owned by Mr. Shannon Thompson with the intent to commit the crime of theft.

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