JULY 31, 2015
JOBE SAYS NO ONE TO BE APPOINTED TEMPORARILY
Former Board member registers to run
LOUISA, Ky. — LAWRENCE CLERK CHRIS JOBE SAID TODAY THE POSITION OF DISTRICT 1 BOE MEMBER IS VACANT UNTIL THE NOVEMBER GENERAL ELECTION WHEN A NEW MEMBER WILL BE CHOSEN TO REPLACE JOHN GOBLE, WHO RESIGNED TO BECOME MARTIN CO. SUPT.
Jobe said the education commissioner will not appoint a temporary member since the election is so near. “Whoever runs will be running the the remaining three years of the office,” Jobe said.
Applicants have until August 11 at 4:00pm to register for District 1 school board member which includes the Meades Branch, Clifford, Richardson, and Cherryville precincts, Jobe said.
Longtime Board member Madelynn Roberts registered to run July 29, Jobe said. She lost to Goble by only 12 votes last November 398-386 with third candidate Harold Doug Vaughn getting 106 votes.
Goble served just over six months of his term before resigning to become interim Supt. of Martin County schools. He signed a six month temporary contract soon after then Martin Co. Supt. Steve Meadows resigned that position.
Ms. Roberts also served as vice-chairman of the BOE for two terms. Vaughn has run two times for the job. He could not be reached for comment on whether or not he will be a candidate.