There is a contested election for coroner and a three-way Republican primary for Jailer in Todd County, in addition to another candidate for District Judge and few more contested races for Todd Fiscal Court.
Former Todd County Ambulance Service Director Timothy Wells of Elkton is running for coroner as a Democrat and is facing incumbent Bob Whittlesey in the primary.
Republicans Travis Harris and Justin David Chapman of Elkton will be in a three-way primary with Jeff Penick for the chance to go against incumbent Jailer Greg Allen in the general election.
Elkton Attorney Nancy Calloway filed to run for District Judge and will be opposed by Jason Petrie of Elkton and Kenneth Williams of Lewisburg in a May non-partisan run-off election. The two top vote getters will run against each other in November.
Democrat James McKinney of Elkton will oppose incumbent Brent Spurlin for the District 4 Todd Fiscal Court seat in the primary and Kelvin DeBerry of Guthrie is taking on District 3 Magistrate John Camp in the Democratic primary. Republican Billy Bryant will await the winner of a three-way Democratic primary between William Sweeny, Eugene Wells and incumbent Rex Johnson for the Fiscal Court District 2 seat.
Christopher Latham filed for District 1 Constable and Robert Ambuehl running for District 4 Constable.
There are more contested elections in Todd County as the filing deadline approaches.
Republican Jeff Penick of Elkton is running for Jailer and would face incumbent Democrat Greg Allen as things stand now. Penick ran an unsuccessful campaign for Jailer in 2006.
Former Todd County Board of Education member Eugene Wells is running as a Democrat for Fiscal Court Magistrate in District 2. Wells will face incumbent Rex Johnson and William Sweeney in the Democratic primary.
Incumbent District 5 Constable Chad Johnson also filed his papers for re-election and is currently unopposed.
Todd County Election Filings
Daryl Greenfield (r) incumbent
Kent Knight (d)
Arthur Green (d)
Harold “Mac” Johns (d) incumbent
Tracy White (d)
Giles Taylor (d)
W. D. Billy Stokes (d)
Tim Porter (r)
Bruce Marklin (r)
Kim Chapman (d) incumbent
Greg Allen (d) incumbent
Jeff Penick (r)
Justin David Chapman (r)
Travis Harris (r)
Perry Stokes (d) incumbent
Robert “Bob” Whittlesey (d) incumbent
Timothy Wells (d)
Circuit Judge (non-partisan)
Tyler Gill incumbent
District Judge (non-partisan)
Kentucky Supreme Court (non-partisan)
Kentucky Court of Appeals District 1 (non-partisan)
Christopher Shea Nickel
16th District State Representative
Martha Jane King (d) incumbent
Jason Petrie (i)
Magistrate District 1
Alfred Blake (d) incumbent
Magistrate District 2
William Sweeney (d)
Rex Johnson (d) incumbent
Eugene Wells (d)
Billy Bryant (r)
Magistrate District 3
John Camp (d) incumbent
Kelvin DeBerry (d)
Magistrate District 4
Brent Spurlin (d) incumbent
James McKinney (d)
Magistrate District 5
Jimmy Turner (d) incumbent
updated last 01/28/2014 3:24 pm
Two Democrats are now running for the chance to face Congressman Ed Whitfield in the general election.
Paducah resident Charles Hatchett is running for a third time and lost by a wide margin to Whitfield in the 2012 election after defeating James Buckmaster in the Democratic Primary.
Hatchett is opposed by 25-year old Murray State University history major Wesley Bolin in this year's primary. Bolin is a Henderson native, according to his website, which says his father is a Murray State professor.
Hatchett is semi-retired and still works part-time as a real estate broker and auctioneer.
Interviewed by WHOP News, Hatchett says he he's afraid Republicans will cut off benefits to senior citizens and he wants to protect the most vulnerable.
Bolin says he hopes to energize the younger voting base, which he believes has become turned off to the political process.
He says preserving social security is also one of his top issues he'll focus on, if he gets the nomination. The deadline to file for all partisan offices is Tuesday at 4 p.m.
Natural gas prices are going up locally, but Atmos Energy says it's not because of increased demand from bitterly cold weather.
Atmos Energy spokesperson Kay Coomes says they filed a request for a rate increase in May of last year to offset costs of significant infrastructure improvements and it was recently approved.
The new rate reflects an increase of 8.9 percent, which Coomes says will show up as about $4.50 on the average bill. She says Atmos will still have the lowest rates in Kentucky.
Atmos services 175,000 homes in 37 Kentucky counties, including Christian, Todd and Trigg.