Half of the Hopkinsville City Council seats will be up for grabs this November in the general election after more filings at the independent candidate deadline.
Perhaps most notably, William Joe Everett filed to run as an independent against Buddy Oglesby for the Ward 7 seat. Everett’s wife, Peggy, was defeated by Oglesby in the May primary.
A three-person race with no incumbent has shaped up in Ward 1, where Carolsue Daigre, Wendell Green and Thomas Grant are all running as independents for the seat currently held by Cornelia Belle. Ms. Belle was appointed to fill out the remainder of the late Fred Atkins’ term.
The District 1 Christian County School Board race is also contested, as Sara Shepherd will face off with Clayton Boyd for the seat currently held by Shelia Cottrell. Teresa Moss and incumbent Betsy Glover are running against each other in District 2, while Linda Keller is unopposed in District 4.
It may be hard to believe, but there wasn’t enough interest in Christian County’s second largest city to field enough candidates for city council. Oak Grove City Council is made up of six members, but only five people—James McKnight, Tim Johnson, Janet Edwards, Bea Burt and Randy Pierce filed papers to run.
The City of Lafayette is in the same quandary, as one more City Commission candidate is needed after Norma Banks, Elsa Bekkala and Jessica Burnett filed papers. The filling deadline to run as a write-in candidate is October 26th.
Eight candidates—Anthony Durham, Lewis Croft, Gregory Owen, Brenda West, Randy Hunt, Reta Flemming, Wendell Alexander and Bill Thielen—are running for the six Crofton City Council seats.
In Pembroke, Sherry Byerline, Jeanette Aldridge, David Rule, Curtis Hoel, Sharon Walker and David Foster are running for the four seats.