Several key local political races will be decided in the May 20 primary.
Three forums are being planned by community groups to provide more information about the candidates.
The LaRue County Farm Bureau and LaRue County Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to bring “Measure the Candidate” forums on Tuesday, March 18, and Thursday, March 20.
The forums will be held at 7 p.m. in the upstairs courtroom of the LaRue County Courthouse, 209 W. High St., Hodgenville.
“This is not a political debate, but a chance for candidates to provide answers to questions submitted by the audience,” according to information provided by LCFB and LCCC.
Questions can be submitted in writing to a moderator starting at 6:30 p.m. Questions will be screened before being presented to candidates.
Candidates will be allowed a two-minute opening statement, followed by a short question period. Candidates are allowed two minutes to respond to each question – and an additional three minutes to make a closing statement.
On March 18, county attorney candidates Tom Claycomb and Kyle Williamson, and sheriff candidates, Terry L. Cruse, Tim Ford, Russell McCoy, James “Doc” Pepper, and Dennis Wells – all Democrats – have been invited to speak.
On March 20, 24th District state representative candidates Terry Mills, a Democrat, and J. Alex LaRue and Richard Treitz, all Republicans, have been invited to speak. (Amber Rogers Dones, a Republican candidate, confirmed Monday she has dropped out of the race.)
They will be followed by PVA candidates Scotty Lee and Chad Puyear; and county judge/executive candidates Joe Pearman, Jerry Rock and Tommy Turner, all Democrats.
The LaRue County Republican Party will host a forum 6:30 p.m. March 7 for the Republican state representative candidates only.
The event, which will be held in conjunction with a fundraising chili supper, will be held at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club on Lincoln Square.
The keynote speaker is U.S. Congressman Brett Guthrie.
Tickets are $15 each, $25 per couple, and $10 for age 12 and under.
For more information, call 270-325-3834 or visit https://www.facebook.com/LaRueCountyGOP.