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April 16, 2014

PRIMARY PROFILES: Judge-Executive

Part 1

WHITLEY CITY —     This week, the McCreary County Record is featuring survey responses from all six candidates running for McCreary County Judge-Executive.

    Due to its length, the survey will be published as two halves, with the conclusion appearing next week. Responses are printed below in order of receipt.

    Jimmy Waters is a Democrat candidate from Whitley City. He and wife Maxine have two daughters, five grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Waters’ platform includes promoting local tourism, working within the county budget, supporting our ambulance service and law enforcement, reopening the jail and gaining magistrate confidence.

    Greg Burdine of Pine Knot is seeking the Republican nomination. Having joined Pine Knot Funeral Home in 1995, Burdine is active in the community. Currently chairing the McCreary County Development Association and Leadership McCreary County, he is past president of the local Chamber of Commerce and served on boards for the McCreary County Economic and Community Development, USP McCreary, Pine Knot Job Corps, and McCrearyFest/WinterFest.

    Phillips Brian Hill of Smithtown is seeking the Democrat nomination. A truck driver for almost 20 years, Hill ran a budget as an owner/operator for three years before taking his current local job. He has become politically active in the last couple of years, particularly with the jail closing, and serves as a Facebook page administrator for Advance McCreary County. Hill and wife Cristy have four children.

    Douglas (Doug) Stephens is the Republican incumbent from Whitley City. He worked as a biologist with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources for almost 25 years, 16 in the capacity of supervisor for the southeastern Kentucky district. He has also operated his own consulting business, taught part-time at the SCC McCreary Center, served a term on the McCreary County Board of Education and pastors City of Refuge Christian Fellowship.

    Jimmie “Bevo” Greene II of Whitley City is seeking the Republican nomination. Now employed with RTEC, he has worked in manufacturing, construction, retail, trans-portation, and owned several small businesses. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force and deacon at Walkers Chapel Baptist Church, Greene is the son of former Judge-Executive Jimmie W. Greene and the late Kyoko Yamamoto.

    Scottie Morrow is a Democrat candidate from Stearns. He retired after 20 years in the United States Air Force where he was trained as a leader and manager. Morrow holds a Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL.

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Hatfield Lane 22 marijuana plants

The McCreary County Sheriff’s Office seized a total of 22 marijuana plants Saturday evening from a residence on Hatfield Lane in Whitley City. That case will be presented to the grand jury, but three individuals encountered during the investigation were arrested on unrelated charges.

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