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Bourbon County Nov. 2019 Election Candidates: Advance Voting Starts Oct. 23

The vote here sign sits in front of the north wing of the Bourbon County Courthouse, 210 S. National.

Bourbon County Clerk Kendell Mason said advance voting will begin  at the courthouse, 210 S. National. Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. beginning October 23rd.  Advance voting ends on November 4th at noon.

CANDIDATES FOR THE 2019 BOURBON COUNTY GENERAL ELECTION

CITY OF BRONSON-CITY COUNCIL

JAMES E. OLSON-1218 CLAY ST, BRONSON, KS 66716

DANIELLE MINOR-506 BAY ST, BRONSON, KS 66716

MICHAEL STEWART-1111 CHARLES ST, BRONSON, KS 66716

CITY OF FORT SCOTT-CITY COMMISSION

HAROLD (PETE) ALLEN-1248 CRAWFORD, FORT SCOTT, KS 66701

KEVIN “SKITCH” ALLEN-324 E. 20TH ST, FORT SCOTT, KS 66701

CYNTHIA BARTELSMEYER-22 ½ N. MAIN ST PO BOX 266, FORT SCOTT, KS 66701

JOSH JONES-617 FAIRWAY, FORT SCOTT, KS 66701

DEB MCCOY-510 S. EDDY, FORT SCOTT, KS 66701

LINDSEY WATTS-1310 HORTON, FORT SCOTT, KS 66701

CITY OF FULTON

NO CANDIDATES FILED

CITY OF MAPLETON

NO CANDIDATES FILED

CITY OF REDFIELD-CITY COUNCIL

WILMA K. GRAHAM-102 W. 4TH ST, REDFIELD, KS 66769

JIMMIE JACKSON-502 W 1ST ST, REDFIELD, KS 66769

L.D. MORRISON-404 3RD, REDFIELD, KS 66769

ANGELA HIXON-311 N PINE ST, REDFIELD, KS 66769

CITY OF UNIONTOWN-CITY COUNCIL

DANEA D. ESSLINGER-205 7TH ST, UNIONTOWN, KS 66779

DAVE WEHRY-206 FULTON, UNIONTOWN, KS 66779

USD 234

JAMES WOOD-523 S HOLBROOK, FORT SCOTT, KS 66701  POSITION 1

DANNY BROWN-424 N FRANKLIN, FORT SCOTT, KS 66701  POSITION 2

MICHELLE HUDIBURG-904 S CRAWFORD, FORT SCOTT, KS 66701 POSITION 2

KELLYE BARROWS-1607 S CRAWFORD, FORT SCOTT, KS 66701  POSITION 3

JOSH JONES-617 FAIRWAY, FORT SCOTT, KS 66701 POSITION 3

SHAWN GOANS-2102 JAYHAWK RD, FORT SCOTT, KS 66701 620-223-3840 POSITION AT LARGE

LYNETTE JACKSON-25 GOLFVIEW DR, FORT SCOTT, KS 66701  POSITION AT LARGE

BILL MICHAUD-7 N MAIN ST, FORT SCOTT, KS 66701  POSITION AT LARGE

USD 235

TROY GOODRIDGE-1335 125TH, REDFIELD, KS 66769  POSITION 1

JASON SUTTERBY-148 HWY 39, SAVONBURG, KS 66772  POSITION 2

JOSHUA HARTMAN-403 CLAY ST, UNIONTOWN, KS 66779  POSITION 3

KOLBY STOCK-1486 JAYHAWK RD, FORT SCOTT, KS 66701  POSITION 3

SALLY JOHNSON-402 HILL ST, UNIONTOWN, KS 66779

FSCC BOARD OF TRUSTEES

DAVID ELLIOTT-1779 LOCUST RD, FORT SCOTT, KS 66701

KIRK HART-715 S LITTLE ST, FORT SCOTT, KS 66701

MICHAEL HOYT-1315 BEECH ST, FORT SCOTT, KS 66701

CURTIS LEAR-643 MAPLE RD, UNIONTOWN, KS 66779

ROBERT NELSON-216 N LINCOLN ST, FORT SCOTT, KS 66701

SOUTHWIND EXTENSION DISTRICT

DIANE BRILLHART-412 130TH ST, FORT SCOTT, KS 66701

PETE WILEY-1476 225TH ST, FORT SCOTT, KS 66701

The school districts of Girard, USD 248 and Arma, USD 346, overlap slightly into Bourbon County, because of this, the following candidates are on the Bourbon County ballot, according to Kendell Mason, Bourbon County Clerk.

USD 248

DALE SHIREMAN-206 E. HOWARD, GIRARD, KS 66743 POSITION 1

ROGER L. BRENEMAN-803 N. LEONARD, GIRARD, KS 66743 POSITION 2

DAVE GOBLE-478 W 680TH AVE, GIRARD, KS 66743 POSITION 3

LORI JOHNSON-124 E. 630TH ST, GIRARD, KS 66743 AT LARGE

USD 346

MAX KRULL-307 W KANSAS AVE, BLUE MOUND, KS 66010 POSITION 3

BRENT PADDOCK-6360 INGRAHM RD, MOUND CITY, KS 66056 AT LARGE

County Democrats Elect New Chairperson: Next Meeting Oct. 20

The Bourbon County Democrats met on Sunday, September 15, and elected Kate Emmett-Sweetser as their new county chairwoman.

The previous chairwoman, Kathy Dancer, had resigned in August when she accepted a job overseas.

Other officers are Vice-Chair Clint Walker, Treasurer Shirley Palmer, and Recording Secretary Jacki Prettyman. 

The Bourbon County Democrats will hold their monthly meeting on Sunday, October 20, at 2:30 pm.

The location will be at the Brewhaus on the corner of Wall and National Avenue. All Democrats, Liberals, and Progressives are welcome to attend. 

 
The Democrats are collecting coats and other winter garments to donate to charity. Those wishing to participate should bring their item(s) to the meeting on Sunday. 

2019 Ballot Question: Eliminate Census Count Adjustment?

Vote Here sign at the Bourbon County Courthouse.

In three weeks voters will be electing government representation.

In addition, there will be a question to consider on the ballot.

In the November 5, 2019, General Election you will be asked to approve removing a census count adjustment.

“The amendment question seeks to do away with a census count specifically for college students and military personnel to be counted where they come from and not where they are at the time of their vote,” according to a report on KSN TV, Wichita, Oct. 14, 2019. For the whole report click below:

https://www.ksn.com/video/constitutional-amendment-for-census-change-on-november-ballot/

Following is how the amendment will appear on the ballot, followed by the Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab’s explanation of the question.

This is how it will read:

Constitutional Amendment

Vote Yes or No

Explanatory statement. The

purpose of this amendment is to

eliminate the adjustment of

the census taken by the United

States census bureau regarding

nonresident military personnel

and nonresident students when

reapportioning the Kansas senate

and house of representatives.

A vote for this proposition would

eliminate the adjustment of

the census taken by the United

States census bureau regarding

nonresident military personnel

and nonresident students when

reapportioning the Kansas senate

and house of representatives.

 

 

A vote against this proposition

would continue in effect the

requirement for the adjustment of

the census taken by the United

States census bureau regarding

nonresident military personnel

and nonresident students when

reapportioning the Kansas senate

and house of representatives.

 

 

Shall the following be adopted?

  • 1. Reapportionment of

senatorial and representative

districts. (a) At its regular session

in 1989, the legislature shall by

law reapportion the state

representative districts, the state

senatorial districts or both the

state representative and

senatorial districts upon the basis

of the latest census of the

inhabitants of the state taken by

the authority of chapter 61 of the

1987 Session Laws of Kansas. At

its regular session in 1992, and at

its regular session every tenth

year thereafter, the legislature

shall by law reapportion the state

senatorial districts and

representative districts on the

basis of the population of the

state as established by the most

recent census of population taken

and published by the United

States census bureau of the

census. Senatorial and

representative districts shall be

reapportioned upon the basis of

the population of the state

adjusted: (1) To exclude

nonresident military personnel

stationed within the state and

nonresident students attending

colleges and universities within

the state; and (2) to include

military personnel stationed within

the state who are residents of the

state and students attending

colleges and universities within

the state who are residents of the

state in the district of their

permanent residence. Bills

reapportioning legislative districts

shall be published in the Kansas

register immediately upon final

passage and shall be effective for

the next following election of

legislators and thereafter until

again reapportioned.

(b) Within 15 days after the

publication of an act

reapportioning the legislative

districts within the time specified

in (a), the attorney general shall

petition the supreme court of the

state to determine the validity

thereof. The supreme court,

within 30 days from the filing of

the petition, shall enter its

judgment. Should the supreme

court determine that the

reapportionment statute is invalid,

the legislature shall enact a

statute of reapportionment

conforming to the judgment of the

supreme court within 15 days.

(c) Upon enactment of a

reapportionment to conform with

a judgment under (b), the

attorney general shall apply to the

supreme court of the state to

determine the validity thereof.

The supreme court, within 10

days from the filing of such

application, shall enter its

judgment. Should the supreme

court determine that the

reapportionment statute is invalid,

the legislature shall again enact a

statute reapportioning the

legislative districts in compliance

with the direction of and

conforming to the mandate of the

supreme court within 15 days

after entry thereof.

(d) Whenever a petition or

application is filed under this

section, the supreme court, in

accordance with its rules, shall

permit interested persons to

present their views.

(e) A judgment of the supreme

court of the state determining a

reapportionment to be valid shall

be final until the legislative

districts are again reapportioned

in accordance herewith.

 

KEY POINTS

The following is provided by Bourbon County Clerk Kendell Mason, who sent info from the Kansas Secretary of State to explain the amendment.

  1. Kansas is the only state in the nation that adjusts its census numbers.

 

  1. Adjustment is estimated to cost $835,000 in 2020.

 

  1. In the 2010 adjustment, approximately 13,000 people, out of 2.9 million, were affected.

 

  1. Eliminating the adjustment would give lawmakers an additional legislative session to complete redistricting.

 

  1. Legislative and State Board of Education districts would be drawn using the same numbers as congressional districts.

 

  1. The Legislature supported eliminating the adjustment with bi-partisan super majorities.

 

Summary:

A Proposition to amend section 1 of article 10 of the constitution of the state of Kansas.

In 2019, the Legislature passed a constitutional amendment (SCR1605) with a bipartisan super majority to eliminate a provision in the Kansas Constitution requiring Kansas to adjust census numbers for military personnel and college students. Intended to slow the impact of urban migration from rural Kansas to the more populated, eastern half of the state, the requirement has, historically, had the opposite effect by marginally increasing population numbers for urban areas.

The adjustment is antiquated, burdensome and expensive because it requires the Secretary of State’s office to contact every college student and member of the military residing in Kansas to determine their official residence. Keep in mind, the U.S. Census Bureau is responsible for counting individuals where they reside in the United States. They expend significant resources in communicating with Americans on the importance of the Census. Kansas is essentially asking students and military personnel the same question – at a cost of at least $835,000 – in a manner contradictory to what is asked by the Census Bureau.

 

Mann Runs For Congress

Former Lt. Governor Tracey Mann Announces Candidacy for Congress
Mann announces his campaign to bring conservative values
and a voice for Kansas agriculture to Washington 

(SALINA, KS) – Former Lt. Governor and fifth generation Kansan, Tracey Mann, today announced his candidacy for Kansas’ First Congressional District.

“America faces urgent threats to our freedom. While President Trump is doing his best to right the ship, too many Washington politicians want to redefine our founding values and ideals. Socialism is on the rise. Efforts to impose government-run health care, increase taxes, restrict religious freedom and erode the Second Amendment are part of the same agenda. America needs leaders who will stand up to meet this challenge and fight to protect our founding beliefs,” Mann said.

“I was raised by wonderful parents on our family farm where I learned the values of hard work, perseverance and service. I recognize that to whom much is given much is required. When I served as Jerry Moran’s first intern I never imagined I would be the 50th Lt. Governor of Kansas. I believe that every generation of Americans has a responsibility to leave our country better off and stronger than how we found it. This is our moment to step up and serve,” Mann said.

Tracey Mann plans to run on a platform of bringing Kansas values and a voice for Kansas agriculture to Washington. The father of four beautiful children, Tracey is strongly pro-life and pro-Second Amendment. Raised on a family farm in Quinter, Kansas, Tracey learned first-hand the value of hard work and how important it is that Washington stays out of the way of Kansas producers. Tracey supports President Trump’s efforts to build the wall and curb illegal immigration.

“I will fight to restore fiscal discipline in Congress and will support sound agricultural policy. My experience in agriculture and business has taught me that politicians don’t create jobs; risk-takers and entrepreneurs create jobs. In Congress, I will do everything in my power to help job creators succeed. But above all, I will put Kansans and our Kansas values first.”

Tracey Mann served as the 50th Lt. Governor of the great state of Kansas. A fifth generation Kansan, he was born and raised on his family farm just south of Quinter.

He attended Kansas State University where he studied Agricultural Economics and was elected Student Body President. After college, Tracey started a career in commercial real estate.

Tracey has served on the Board of Directors of many Kansas organizations including: Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership (KARL), Kansas Chamber of Commerce, and The City Teen Center in Salina.

Tracey and his wife Audrey live in Salina with their 4 children (Quincy, Austin, Whitney and Elise).

Dems Hold Meeting to Elect New Chairperson Sept. 15

Bourbon County Democratic Party
Notice of Meeting
For Election
Sunday, Sept. 15th at 2pm
Following the resignation of
Bourbon County Democratic
Chair Kathy Dancer,
Vice-Chair/Interim Chair Clint Walker has called for an election to choose a new Chair and/or Vice-Chair.
The meeting will be
Sunday, September 15th at 2pm,
at El Charro, 2503 S. Main St. (US-69) in Fort Scott.
For more information, contact:
Shirley Palmer, Treasurer at
or
Jacki Prettyman, Secretary at

Meet the Candidate: Abbie Hodgson

The public is invited to a Meet & Greet with
Abbie Hodgson
Candidate for Congress 2020
this Sunday, August 18th at 2pm
(sending on behalf of Chamber member
Bourbon County Democrats)
Candidate for Congress
Abbie Hodgson
will be at Boiler Room Brewhaus,
2 s. National Ave., for a Meet and Greet
this Sunday, August 18th at 2pm.
The public is welcome and
encouraged to attend.
Find out more about Abbie
by clicking HERE.

Unofficial Election Results for Bourbon County Primary Election

Just in from the Bourbon County Clerk’s Office.

Total votes cast for that person is the first number.

     2019 CITY/SCHOOL PRIMARY                           UNOFFICIAL RESULTS
                                                        BOURBON COUNTY, KANSAS
                                                        AUGUST 6, 2019
     RUN DATE:08/06/19 07:55 PM                                                                                  REPORT-EL45A    PAGE 001
                                                  TOTAL VOTES     %    ELECTION DAY    EARLY VOTE
     
      PRECINCTS COUNTED (OF 16) .  .  .  .  .         16  100.00
      REGISTERED VOTERS - TOTAL .  .  .  .  .      9,771
      BALLOTS CAST - TOTAL.  .  .  .  .  .  .      1,340                   814           526
      VOTER TURNOUT - TOTAL  .  .  .  .  .  .              13.71
     
     CITY COMMISSION FORT SCOTT
     VOTE FOR  3
      Cheryl L. Adamson.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        219    7.38           122            97
      Harold (Pete) Allen .  .  .  .  .  .  .        247    8.32           157            90
      Kevin "Skitch" Allen.  .  .  .  .  .  .        301   10.14           213            88
      Cynthia Bartelsmeyer.  .  .  .  .  .  .        333   11.22           179           154
      Casey Bolden  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         58    1.95            43            15
      Tracy Dancer  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        110    3.70            73            37
      Bobby Duncan  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         99    3.33            64            35
      Bob Farmer .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        213    7.17           116            97
      Josh Jones .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        215    7.24           133            82
      Deb McCoy  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        329   11.08           195           134
      Diana Morriss .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        198    6.67           118            80
      Jeanie Parker .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        204    6.87           111            93
      Lindsey Watts .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        285    9.60           185           100
      Matthew Wells .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        158    5.32           106            52
     
     
     SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER POSITION 3 USD 234
     VOTE FOR  1
      Kellye Barrows.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        643   49.46           377           266
      Joe Foulk Sr. .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         36    2.77            26            10
      Michael J. Hoyt  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        133   10.23            83            50
      Josh Jones .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        302   23.23           189           113
      Aaron Judy .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        186   14.31           118            68
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Vote Today for City of Fort Scott and USD 234 BOE Position 3

The vote here sign sits in front of the north wing of the Bourbon County Courthouse, 210 S. National.

The Bourbon County Primary Election is today, August 6.

Polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Exercise your right as a U.S. citizen to vote your conscience in this election.

From the Bourbon County Clerk Kendell Mason:

“This primary will only be for the City of Fort Scott and USD 234 position 3.  The other schools, cities, FSCC, Extension District, etc. will not be on the Primary ballot.”

The November general election will be for Bourbon County cities, schools and K-State Extension Board positions.

Vote at these sites (taken from the Bourbon County Kansas website)

1st Ward        Community Christian Church                    DRYWOOD        Grace Baptist Church

2nd Ward      Grace Baptist Church                                   FRANKLIN         Mapleton Community Building

3rd Ward       Grace Baptist Church                                   FREEDOM         Fulton Community Building

4th Ward       Community Christian Church                     MARMATON       Redfield City Hall

5th Ward       Community Christian Church                     MILLCREEK      Redfield City Hall

6th Ward       Community Christian Church                     OSAGE               Fulton Community Building

7th Ward       Grace Baptist Church                                   PAWNEE            Redfield City Hall

NORTH SCOTT       Community Christian Church

SOUTH SCOTT       Grace Baptist Church

TIMBERHILL        Mapleton Community Building

The Primary Election will narrow the candidates down to two times the number of positions open.

 

Polling Places for August 6 Primary Election: City of Fort Scott and USD 234 Position 3

Voters at the Bourbon County Clerk’s Office.

 

The Bourbon County Primary Election is August 6, next Tuesday.

Polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Exercise your right as a U.S. citizen to vote your conscience in this election.

Correction from the Bourbon County Clerk Kendell Mason:

“This primary will only be for the City of Fort Scott and USD 234 position 3.  The other schools, cities, FSCC, Extension District, etc. will not be on the Primary ballot.”

The November general election will be for Bourbon County cities, schools and K-State Extension Board positions.

The following are a list of polling places in the county.

1st Ward        Community Christian Church                    DRYWOOD        Grace Baptist Church

2nd Ward      Grace Baptist Church                                   FRANKLIN         Mapleton Community Building

3rd Ward       Grace Baptist Church                                   FREEDOM         Fulton Community Building

4th Ward       Community Christian Church                     MARMATON       Redfield City Hall

5th Ward       Community Christian Church                     MILLCREEK      Redfield City Hall

6th Ward       Community Christian Church                     OSAGE               Fulton Community Building

7th Ward       Grace Baptist Church                                   PAWNEE            Redfield City Hall

NORTH SCOTT       Community Christian Church

SOUTH SCOTT       Grace Baptist Church

TIMBERHILL        Mapleton Community Building

 

 

 

 

Advance Voting Has Begun In Bourbon County

The “vote here” sign sits in front of the north wing of the Bourbon County Courthouse, 210 S. National.

“In-person advance voting began on July 22nd, it will end at noon on August 5,” Kendell Mason, Bourbon County Clerk said today.  “As of right now we have had 107 voters.”

“The Courthouse is the only location to cast an in-person advance ballot,” she said. Courthouse hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Primary Election on August 6 will narrow the candidates down to two times the number of positions open.

Bourbon County will have a Primary Election for the following offices

CITY OF BRONSON-CITY COUNCIL (3 COUNCIL POSITIONS)

JAMES E. OLSON

DANIELLE MINOR

MICHAEL STEWART

 

CITY OF FORT SCOTT-CITY COMMISSION (3 COMMISSION POSITIONS)

CHERYL L. ADAMSON

HAROLD (PETE) ALLEN

KEVIN “SKITCH” ALLEN

CYNTHIA BARTELSMEYER

CASEY BOLDEN

TRACY DANCER

BOBBY DUNCAN

BOB FARMER

JOSH JONES

DEB MCCOY

DIANA MORRISS

JEANIE PARKER

LINDSEY WATTS

MATTHEW WELLS

 

CITY OF FULTON (1 MAYOR & 5 COUNCIL POSITIONS)

NO CANDIDATES FILED

 

CITY OF MAPLETON (3 COUNCIL POSITIONS)

NO CANDIDATES FILED

 

CITY OF REDFIELD-CITY COUNCIL (3 COUNCIL POSITIONS)

WILMA K. GRAHAM

JIMMIE JACKSON

L.D. MORRISON

ANGELA HIXON

 

 

CITY OF UNIONTOWN-CITY COUNCIL (3 COUNCIL POSITIONS)

DANEA D. ESSLINGER

DAVE WEHRY

USD 234

JAMES WOOD-POSITION 1

DANNY BROWN- POSITION 2

MICHELLE HUDIBURG- POSITION 2

KELLYE BARROWS- POSITION 3

JOE FOULK SR.- POSITION 3

MICHAEL J. HOYT- POSITION 3

JOSH JONES-POSITION 3

AARON JUDY-POSITION 3

SHAWN GOANS-POSITION AT LARGE

LYNETTE JACKSON-POSITION AT LARGE

BILL MICHAUD- POSITION AT LARGE

 

USD 235

TROY GOODRIDGE-POSITION 1

JASON SUTTERBY-POSITION 2

JOSHUA HARTMAN-POSITION 3

KOLBY STOCK- POSITION 3

SALLY JOHNSON- POSITION AT LARGE

 

FSCC BOARD OF TRUSTEES (3 POSITIONS)

DAVID ELLIOTT

KIRK HART

MICHAEL J. HOYT

CURTIS LEAR

ROBERT NELSON

 

SOUTHWIND EXTENSION DISTRICT (2 POSITIONS)

DIANE BRILLHART

PETE WILEY

 

 

 

 

 

Candidate Forum July 23

REMINDER:
Election Candidate Forum
for Primary Races:
USD-234 Position 3
City of Fort Scott Commission
IS THIS TUESDAY, JULY 23!
Save the date:
Community members are invited to an
Election Candidate Forum
co-hosted by the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce and the Young Professionals League.
The event will take place on Tuesday, July 23rd at the FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center at 2108 S. Horton. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for a meet & greet with the candidates and the forum will begin at 6 p.m.
The public is encouraged to submit questions for the candidates! Questions may be submitted to the Chamber no later than July 22nd.
Drop off at the Chamber: 231 E. Wall St.
Call them in: 620-223-3566
There will be two races on the
Primary Election ballot:
–  The first is USD-234 Position 3 Candidates. There are 5 candidates for 1 position; this race will be narrowed to 2 candidates after the primary election.
Candidates include: Kellye Barrows, Joe Foulk Sr., Michael Hoyt, Josh Jones, and Aaron Judy.
– The second is Fort Scott City Commission. There are 14 candidates for 3 positions; this race will be narrowed to 6 candidates after the primary election.
Candidates include:Cheryl Adamson, Harold (Pete) Allen, Kevin (Skitch) Allen, Cindy Bartelsmeyer, Casey Bolden, Tracy Dancer, Bobby Duncan, Bob Farmer, Josh Jones, Deb McCoy, Diana Morriss, Jeanie Parker, Lindsey Watts, and Matthew Wells.
The general public is invited and encouraged to attend this Election Candidate Forum on Tuesday, July 23rd. Light refreshments will be served.
Candidates should RSVP to the Chamber prior to the forum
by calling 620-223-3566.
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For a listing of candidates that have filed for the
2019 Bourbon County Election, click HERE.