Belcher sworn into office

Linda Belcher was sworn in Tuesday as the state representative for House District 49 to fill the unexpired term of Dan Johnson, who died last fall. Belcher defeated Johnson’s wife Rebecca Johnson to re-take the office she had held for several terms before Dan Johnson ousted her in 2016. Both…

GOP holds House seat in Eastern Kentucky

UPDATED: No big surprise in the special election to replace former state Rep. Marie Rader in Kentucky House District 89. The Republican nominee Robert Goforth won the Feb. 27 election 2,809 to 1,399 over Democrat Kelly Smith, of Berea, in a district where voter registration is 2-to-1 Republican over Democrat….

Special election in House 89

This month’s second special election is on tap for Tuesday, Feb. 27. Robert Goforth and Kelly Smith are running to fill the District 89 seat left vacant by the resignation of long-serving Rep. Marie Rader, R-McKee. Goforth, R-East Bernstadt, operates pharmacies in Clay, Jackson, McCreary and Pulaski counties, and he…