Regina Wilkerson-Jasper is challenging Donna McNichols for her seat on the city council. McNichols abdicated when her home was de-annexed by order of Circuit Court Judge Dennis Foust. The council re-appointed McNichols when she rented a home within city limits, though the seat, by law, must re-enter the election. Though council seats in Cadiz are at large, Wilkerson-Jasper, as McNichols’ only challenger, is in the unique situation of challenging her opponent directly.
The post of jailer pits Interim Jailer and former Cadiz Police Officer Roger Knight of the Republican Party against former grocery store manager and Democrat James Hughes. The position opened with the retirement of Jailer Glenn Cunningham in August. Again, the law requires the position to appear on November’s ballot. Former Deputy Jailer Eddie Harper has announced his intentions to run as a write-in candidate for the post.
According to the Kentucky State Board of Elections website at www.elect.ky.gov, as of August 15, 9,787 voters are registered in Trigg County. Of them, 4,728 are men, while 5,059 are women. 6,649 registered as Democrats, while 2,675 identify themselves as Republicans, and 463 gave their party affiliation as “other.”
Trigg County Clerk Wanda Thomas said that registered voters who move before the election must vote at the polling place corresponding to their new address. Relocated voters will be added to a supplemental voting roster if eligible to vote.