State House’s new proposal places Trigg in Ninth District
by Franklin Clark, Reporter --
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A proposed redistricting plan that was introduced last Tuesday on the floor of the Kentucky House of Representatives and passed by that same body Wednesday night would put all of Trigg County in the legislature’s District Nine.

Like the redistricting plan from last year, House Bill Two means that District Eight State Representative John Tilley (D), who did not cast a vote, would no longer represent any of Trigg County; he currently represents part of the county. Instead, District Nine State Representative Myron Dossett (R), who voted against the plan, would represent all of Trigg County.

“If this plan stands—and we don’t have any indication the Senate will take it up—the 8th District would lose Trigg County and would then comprise all of Hopkinsville, parts of Christian, and a small part of Hopkins County with Dawson Springs,” Tilley said in press release later last Tuesday.

Dossett would lose his part of Hopkinsville but would have western Christian County and southeastern Christian County, including Pembroke and Oak Grove. Although he voted against it, Dossett said he’d be happy to represent Trigg County, as he, like Tilley, has roots here.

“I’ve got a lot of family members there,” said Dossett.

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