Sixteenth District State Representative Martha Jane King of Lewisburg has filed her papers to run for re-election.
The Democrat was first elected to represent Todd and Logan counties in 2008 and defeated Republican challenger Chris Hightower in the 2012 election by about 1,300 votes. She will also be running in a very small portion of Warren County next year after legislative redistricting done this Summer.
Representative King recently spoke about her years in office at a ceremony where Todd County received a $1.5 million federal grant to help build the Todd Career Path Institute tech center and said being a part of that project is among the most important things she's dealt with in five years.
Representative King also works as a transportation agent at Logan Aluminum in Russellville.
The National Weather Service in Paducah held an Emergency Managers Conference Call Friday afternoon regarding the possibility of a significant severe weather outbreak Sunday.
The Storm Prediction Center has the entire region outlooked for a risk of severe weather of all types Sunday, including high winds, hail and tornadoes. Forecaster David Humphrey says residents should remain alert to the weather throughout Sunday.
Blake (far left) will be seeking a second term
Another incumbent magistrate has filed for re-election in Todd County.
Todd County Clerk Kim Chapman says District 1 Magistrate Alfred Blake filed his papers at her office Friday morning.
Blake is seeking a second term after winning the Democratic primary and then defeating Jack Gant in the 2010 election.
Todd County Attorney Mac Johns (far left) will seek another term
Veteran Todd County Attorney Harold “Mac” Johns will run for another term in office.
The Elkton Democrat filed his papers with the Todd County Clerk's Office early this week and currently has no opposition.
He has served as Todd County Attorney for over 20 years and has run unopposed in the last two elections.
Judge Tyler Gill
Two area judges and western Kentucky's State Supreme Court Justice have filed for re-election.
Seventh Circuit Judge Tyler Gill of Allensville and 56th Circuit Judge C.A. “Woody” Woodall of Cadiz have filed for another term, according to the Secretary of State website.
Judge Gill serves in Todd and Logan counties and Judge Woodall serves Trigg, Caldwell Lyon and Livingston counties.
Meanwhile, First District State Supreme Court Justice Bill Cunningham of Lyon County has made his candidacy official by filing for another term. Chief Justice John Minton of Bowling Green will also seek another term on the state's highest court.
All of these races are non-partisan, meaning there will only be a primary if more than three candidates file for one seat. The top two vote-getters in the primary face off in the general election in that case.
Justice Bill Cunningham