Christian County would have four representatives in the state House of Representatives if a proposal from Democratic leadership passes next week—but none of those districts would be exclusively in Christian County.
As reported on WHOP Thursday, the proposal would have 9th District Representative Myron Dossett of Pembroke in a likely Republican primary match-up with 10th District Representative Ben Waide of Madisonville next year. The 9th District would cover the entire eastern boundary of Christian County and part of north Christian—extending into part of southern, central and north central Hopkins County.
Eighth District State Representative John Tilley would have most of Hopkinsville and a portion of western Chrisitan County and a large part of Trigg County. Fifth District Representative Kenny Imes of Murray would keep Calloway County, the rest of Trigg and southwestern Christian—including Herndon and Lafayette.
A very bizarre looking 4th District would includes a crescent-shaped portion of Christian County, wrapping around the east side of Hopkinsville and extending northwest to include all of Caldwell, Crittenden and Livingston counties. Republican Representative Lynn Bechler of Marion currently holds that seat.
The 16th District would remain Todd and Logan counties with a small portion of Warren. The 15th District would be all of Muhlenberg County and part of Hopkins.
The plan splits 24 counties and Speaker Greg Stumbo says he believes it would pass constitutional muster.