Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis

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.


Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says it’s hard to tell if the controversy over same sex marriage and the role Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis played in it had a significant impact on the November 3rd election.

That’s one of the issues the Democrat discussed with reporters on Tuesday during a wide-ranging interview on his two terms in office.

There’s been speculation that Kentucky voters turned against Democrats in the election for constitutional officers because of the way the Governor handled the matter.

Oath Keepers

(Editor's note: The following is a press release issued by Oath Keepers)

“Upon request by Kim Davis’ legal team, Oath Keepers is canceling the planned security detail for Mrs. Davis in Morehead, Kentucky.

Liberty Council Issues Motion, Davis Returns to Work Monday

Sep 13, 2015
Liberty Council

(Editor's note: The following statement is a press release issued by Liberty Council)

Liberty Counsel filed an emergency stay motion on Friday (September 11) in federal appeals court. At the same hearing where Judge David Bunning ordered Kim Davis to be sent to jail for refusing to violate her conscience, Judge Bunning, without notice, expanded the injunction against Kim Davis while it was already on appeal.

The emergency stay motion argues that the expansion of the order beyond the original plaintiffs without notice violated a fundamental rule of due process.

Protests Continue at Rowan County Courthouse

Aug 15, 2015
Beaumont Enterprise

Protestors outside the Rowan County Courthouse say they’re not waging a personal battle against Clerk Kim Davis.

Members of the Rowan County Rights Coalition say they just want Davis to comply with the federal court order and begin issuing marriage licenses to all eligible couples.

The clerk suspended the practice following the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing same sex marriage.

Davis cited her religious beliefs in opposing gay marriage in doing so. However, she stopped giving licenses to all couples, saying she didn’t want to discriminate against anyone.