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2018 Democratic Primary

The Morehead News

The residency of Rowan County’s Circuit Clerk is being challenged in court.

A motion was filed by Sam King in Rowan Circuit Court on Monday, questioning Kim Barker-Tabor’s qualifications to run the Clerk’s office. 

Barker-Tabor says she isn’t sure why the motion was filed ahead of the May 22nd primary election…

Barker-Tabor was appointed to the position in January after her father, Jim Barker, retired. She faces two opponents in the primary race. 

Addie Hogan for The Morehead News and The Trailblazer

Rowan County’s Democratic candidates for County Clerk are preparing for potential national media interest in the race.

The candidates discussed the possibility of media attention and protests similar to the 2015 controversy involving current County Clerk Kim Davis’ refusal to sign marriage licenses.

David Ermold spoke at the Democratic primary forum on Tuesday…

Ermold says the county should work on promoting a positive message. His opponents, Elwood Caudill and Jamey Jessee, echoed his sentiments.