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:
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
147 Red Br Rd Louisa, KY
1270 Hwy 2565 Louisa, KY
95 Lara Ln Apt 4 Louisa, KY
Everett Kenneth Preston
662 Two Mile Crk Louisa, KY
Michael T. Hogan
1015 Violet Ln Louisa, KY
John A Osborne
584 Mill Br Rd Catlettsburg, KY
390 June Apple Rd Louisa, KY
169 Big Cat Fork Rd Louisa, KY
Roger Lee Jordan
14806 Hwy 32 Blaine, KY
Constable Dist 1
1596 Hwy 1185 Louisa, KY
Larry D Bellomy
3981 Spankem Br Rd Louisa, KY
Constable Dist 2
75 Cedgap Rd Louisa, KY
Jason W Stepp
60 Treasure Chest Dr Louisa, KY
Constable Dist 3
Po Box 195 Martha, KY
38 Tarkhill Rd Blaine, KY
Constable Dist 4
1203 Maynard Br Rd Louisa, KY
Magistrate Dist 1
302 Saddle Town Rd Webbville, KY
Terry D Preece
973 Little Cat Fork Rd Louisa, KY
Magistrate Dist 2
John J Lemaster
1792 Deer Lick Br Rd Louisa, KY
Mark A Hardin
PO Box 335 Louisa, KY
Magistrate Dist 3
John “Tony” Lester
706 Prince Br Rd Martha, KY
Earl Boggs Jr
170 Belflower Rd Blaine, KY
Magistrate Dist 4
Denver R Chaffin Sr
421 S Lock Ave Louisa, KY
217 River Rd Louisa, KY
59 Raccoon Br Rd Blaine, KY
Cliff A West
5081 S Hwy 3 Louisa, KY
County Court Clerk
36 Moss Br rd Louisa, KY
Mayor of Louisa
201 Pike St Louisa, KY
520 ½ N Lock Ave Louisa, KY
108 W Perry St Louisa, KY
107 Maple St Louisa, KY
Harold E Slone
602 N Lock Ave Louisa, KY
Louisa City Council
125 Public Way Louisa, KY
Bradley J Stark
207 W Perry Louisa, KY
406 N Lackey Ave Louisa, KY
305 W Franklin St Louisa, KY
Ronald E Cordle Jr
1321 Old Beech Rd Louisa, KY
1025 Rose Ln Louisa, KY
437 N Rice Ave Louisa, KY
School Board District 1
(Also non partisan)
9044 Hwy 1690 Louisa, KY
Maddlene P Roberts
3801 McClure Br Rd Louisa, KY
12444 S Hwy 3 Louisa, KY
School Board Dist 3
840 Hwy 1715 Martha, KY
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 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 ballotLouisa Mayor:
Larry 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
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.
Indictments August 2014
Tara 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 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 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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