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February 26, 2014

PRIMARY PROFILES: Constables

WHITLEY CITY —     At press time, 10 out of 15 candidates for constable in Districts 1-4 submitted responses to The Record's questionnaire. They are edited slightly for space and published by district in order of receipt:

    In District 1, Jeffrey Tucker of Whitley City is a Republican candidate who has been a truck driver for 15 years. Tucker is a 1989 McCreary Central graduate with one son. Dustin D. Ridner of Parkers Lake is also a Republican candidate. He studied Criminal Justice at Somerset Community College and has been a supervisor at Bluegrass/Oakwood for the last eight years.

    In District 2, Brad Waters of Stearns is a Republican candidate with many years experience in local law enforcement, both as deputy and constable. The honorably discharged veteran also has 400 hours worth of training with the police academy. Republican incumbent Freddie Clark of Smithtown graduated with honor from the Dept. of Criminal Justice academy in 1999. He also served as a deputy under three sheriffs.

    In District 3, Jason Jones of Strunk works at NAPA Auto Parts. The Republican candidate has taken several Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement college classes. Democrat Tim Dixon of Stearns is a husband and father of two. He has worked with Scott Solid Waste for 15 years.

    In District 4, Republican David M. Kilby of Pine Knot has been Constable for the past seven years and also provides traffic control at Pine Knot Primary School as school safety officer. Jack Lay, a Republican from Pine Knot, has eight years experience as a special local peace officer. Charles Lee Perry, a Republican from Pine Knot, is currently serving as a transport officer. A former deputy sheriff, he has completed several law enforcement classes with a 4.0 GPA. Lewis Ball Sr. a Democrat from Ned Ridge, states he is "qualified, experienced and willing to do" the job as a constable in District 4.

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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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