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UPDATED  December 8, 2017

Magistrate Earl Boggs signs up to run for Judge/Executive

Long time magistrate Earl Boggs registered for Judge/Executive in 2018 GOP Primary. Boggs, a Republican who will turn 66 this week did not respond immediately for a statement on his reasons for seeking the county's top position.

Judge/Exec. John Osborne and District 3 Magistrate Earl Boggs during a recent meeting. Boggs, 65, has signed up for the 2018 Republican ticket for Osborne's position. Osborne is a Democrat two term incumbent and Boggs is a three term magistrate.Judge/Exec. John Osborne and District 3 Magistrate Earl Boggs during a recent meeting. Boggs, 65, has signed up for the 2018 Republican ticket for Osborne's position. Osborne is a Democrat two term incumbent and Boggs is a three term magistrate.

County Clerk

Chris Jobe Filed (R) 11-08-17(Incumbent)

Sheriff

Mark Wheeler(D) Filed 11-08-17

Chuck T. Jackson (R)Filed 11-08-17

Mack Wilhite (D) Filed 11-08-17

County Judge

Phillip L. Carter (R) Filed 11-08-17

Millard F. Cox (R) Filed 11-13-17

John A. Osborne (D) Filed 11-13-17(Incumbent)

Charlie J. France II (R) Filed 11-14-17

Freddie N. West (D) Filed 11-27-17

Earl Boggs Jr. (R) Filed 12-04-17

Jailer

Roger Lee Jordan (R)Filed 11-13-17(Incumbent)

Denver R. Chaffin Sr. (D) Filed 11-13-17

Circuit Clerk

Jodi Webb Parsley (D) Filed 11-08-17 (Incumbent)

PVA

Chris Rose (D) Filed 11-14-17 (Incumbent)

County Attorney

Michael T. Hogan (R) Filed 11-08-17 (Incumbent)

County Surveyor

Mike Shapaka (R) Filed 12-05-17

Coroner

Magistrate Dist 1

Morris Howard (D) (Incumbent)Filed 11-21-17

Robert (Bob) Jobe (D) Filed 12-02-17

Magistrate Dist 2

John J. Lemaster (D) (Incumbent)Filed 11-17-17

Magistrate Dist 3

Magistrate Dist 4

Rick Blackburn (R) Filed 11-08-17(Incumbent)

Blake A. Hammond (R) Filed 12-07-17

Constable Dist 1

Constable Dist 2

Sam Michael William Muncy (R)Filed 11-09-17

Constable Dist 3

Jimmy O’Brian(D) Filed 11-08-17

Constable Dist 4

James “Woody” Thomas (D) Filed 11-09-17

Billy Lemaster (D) Filed 11-09-17

David L. Thompson (R)Filed 12-01-17

 

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-1 #33 Plowboy 2017-12-11 16:54
Mark Wheeler will be one of the best sheriff's we've had in LC.
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+4 #32 Voter 2017-12-09 20:45
Quoting Lee:
A magistrate is useless!!! They never talk to the people in their district, they never drive each road to check the conditions but yet they get paid to do all of these things....USELESS!!! Mark Wheeler should not get Sheriff in my opinion. He thinks he’s all that and has the big head in my opinion.


I agree that a magistrate is pretty much a useless position. Like I said in another post, I haven't seen Rick Blackburn since the last election although he will probably show up on my door step wanting to be reelected. I'll be respectful and take his card and go to the trash can with it.
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+3 #31 Voter 2017-12-09 20:41
I sure am glad Rick Blackburn has a challenger. I have not seen or heard of him since he was elected the last time.
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+3 #30 Anonymous 2017-12-08 13:54
Editor, people want to remain anonymous for a reason, this is small town USA and if a sheriff, teacher, judge, attorneys, etc. knew who was making negative comments about them, then they could and most likely would make their life a living hell. Anonymity is SUPER important because of this. Negative comments about coaches, and your kid don’t play, it’s happening every day. Comments good or bad, commenters still need their privacy, if people wanted folks to know who they are, then they’d use their real name. People make positive and negative comments about different people and topics online every second of the day, but even the most popular websites don’t make you use your real name because of the obvious problems it may cause, some folks get abused and even killed for making comments using their own name, no website wants to be responsible for that if and when it does happen. You sometimes simply can’t use your real name, for the reasons I just stated. I’m old school and if I have something negative to say about an individual, I’d tell them personally, but not all folks want the trouble and responsibilitie s of doing that. All of you that work at the Lazer are good folks and I personally love this lil hometown website, but putting folks real names on here could cause someone to get killed, literally and no one wants blood on their hands, trust me. This is all just my honest opinion, free speech and anonymity definitely needs to be respected, especially here in LC where we all know each other.
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+4 #29 Lee 2017-12-07 13:53
So you are suppressing people’s comments by picking and choosing what you want people to see? All I can say to that is wow and liberalism at its best. Shame on you!!! Why have a comment section if you’re not going to post comments in their entirety?

Use your name and we will publish the rest. --Editor

I cannot contact you except on here because I don't know who you are. I do not allow anyone to post multiple comments on a single issue without giving their own name. If you will give your name it would be OK to say negative things about a person whose identity is known, especially public figures. Same for all commenters --Editor
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0 #28 Lee 2017-12-06 23:50
Why isn’t my entire comment posted about the Sheriffs race and Mark Wheeler. Is it a pick and choose what parts. My word count was with the limits so are you guys suppressing free speech now?

Use your name and we will publish the rest. --Editor
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-1 #27 Citizen 2017-12-06 10:18
Quoting Constables or Not:
Before wishing away a position that does require certain training to perform certain functions -for free; you might want to reconsider. Constables may be available at a time when law enforcement resources are running thin; they can be utilized to supplement law enforcement. They live and work under the same laws as you and I do, but they work for free, yes some have other full-time jobs - but they have to make a living. In many cases they help protect the communities in which they live. Before you are quick to judge their need or use, consider doing away with a paid sheriff's department (or even a deputy or two) and supporting your constable (who again is under the same laws as you and I). Once you get rid of them, if they were ever abolished, they'd never come back - and those resources would be gone forever. I wonder if we are safe under the paid law enforcement. They can do just as much harm to the public (and do in some placed). Many are arrogant and untrustworthy (not all of course) - but the potential is there too - that's the conversation. Be careful what you wish for, it may come true and you may be a lot worse off in the end - just sayin...

I Know Exactly what a Constable is Allowed to do and if they take the same training as the Sheriffs Department or City or State Police at Richmond then so be it Let them do their Jobs then but they will not because they cannot do it all this bunch is just trying to do is Pack a Gun and find out what where and when the True Law is coming and where they are Constables used to be all there was in Law Enforcement but they Had the right Training to at One Time and Yes Lawrence had Good Constables at One time but NOT this Bunch that is Running
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0 #26 question 2017-12-06 06:34
Quoting Constables or Not:
Before wishing away a position that does require certain training to perform certain functions -for free; you might want to reconsider. Constables may be available at a time when law enforcement resources are running thin; they can be utilized to supplement law enforcement. They live and work under the same laws as you and I do, but they work for free, yes some have other full-time jobs - but they have to make a living. In many cases they help protect the communities in which they live. Before you are quick to judge their need or use, consider doing away with a paid sheriff's department (or even a deputy or two) and supporting your constable (who again is under the same laws as you and I). Once you get rid of them, if they were ever abolished, they'd never come back - and those resources would be gone forever. I wonder if we are safe under the paid law enforcement. They can do just as much harm to the public (and do in some placed). Many are arrogant and untrustworthy (not all of course) - but the potential is there too - that's the conversation. Be careful what you wish for, it may come true and you may be a lot worse off in the end - just sayin...


If they do it for free, why do they do it?
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0 #25 Big Bertha 2017-12-06 04:57
Quoting Lee:
A magistrate is useless!!! They never talk to the people in their district, they never drive each road to check the conditions but yet they get paid to do all of these things....USELESS!!! Mark Wheeler should not get Sheriff in my opinion. He thinks he’s all that and has the big head in my opinion.


Just wondering what Mark arrested you for. You've sure got it out for him.
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+1 #24 Fix my rd 2017-12-06 02:35
John is worthless, every citizen has called multiple times to get our road fixed, he's done NOTHING to it since taking office! He's not winning this time! He's already seen to that! Harold Slone paved our road years ago, that was the last time anything other than weed cutting has been done! The roads are falling apart but John don't care. So when election time comes, we don't care either John!!
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0 #23 Just Saying 2017-12-06 02:07
Quoting Lee:
A magistrate is useless!!! They never talk to the people in their district, they never drive each road to check the conditions but yet they get paid to do all of these things....USELESS!!! Mark Wheeler should not get Sheriff in my opinion. He thinks he’s all that and has the big head in my opinion.


Lee you must be a Mark Wheeler hater or have been on the wrong side of one of his cases. Big head or not he gets the job done and that is what Lawrence County needs for their Sheriff. Someone who can and will get the job done and not afraid to work. Clearly from your post on other stories you know he is working because you said his name is on a lot of arrests and things.
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-4 #22 Lee 2017-12-05 20:43
A magistrate is useless!!! They never talk to the people in their district, they never drive each road to check the conditions but yet they get paid to do all of these things....USELE SS!!! Mark Wheeler should not get Sheriff in my opinion. He thinks he’s all that and has the big head in my opinion.
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-5 #21 Constables or Not 2017-12-05 18:27
Before wishing away a position that does require certain training to perform certain functions -for free; you might want to reconsider. Constables may be available at a time when law enforcement resources are running thin; they can be utilized to supplement law enforcement. They live and work under the same laws as you and I do, but they work for free, yes some have other full-time jobs - but they have to make a living. In many cases they help protect the communities in which they live. Before you are quick to judge their need or use, consider doing away with a paid sheriff's department (or even a deputy or two) and supporting your constable (who again is under the same laws as you and I). Once you get rid of them, if they were ever abolished, they'd never come back - and those resources would be gone forever. I wonder if we are safe under the paid law enforcement. They can do just as much harm to the public (and do in some placed). Many are arrogant and untrustworthy (not all of course) - but the potential is there too - that's the conversation. Be careful what you wish for, it may come true and you may be a lot worse off in the end - just sayin...
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+3 #20 Victim 2017-12-03 00:29
Quoting T:
A constable is a form of law enforcement, the reason you haven't seen any in the past is due to the fact they do not get paid and work a job at the same time ,
Second they do not work undercover .as far as what they do , the do the same job as the sheriff , that is there role nothing more nothing less


Do they receive the same training? If not, they are a danger to the citizens.
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+2 #19 Oh boy 2017-12-02 01:36
I’ve heard some big promises for the garage...we will see.
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+2 #18 voter 2017-12-01 20:46
Quoting T:
A constable is a form of law enforcement, the reason you haven't seen any in the past is due to the fact they do not get paid and work a job at the same time ,
Second they do not work undercover .as far as what they do , the do the same job as the sheriff , that is there role nothing more nothing less

Do away with this position. It is not needed.
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0 #17 T 2017-12-01 01:03
A constable is a form of law enforcement, the reason you haven't seen any in the past is due to the fact they do not get paid and work a job at the same time ,
Second they do not work undercover .as far as what they do , the do the same job as the sheriff , that is there role nothing more nothing less
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+5 #16 Straight and Narrow 2017-11-30 16:29
I've heard that the Sheriff's office would like to see constables done away with.
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+4 #15 Concerned Citizen 2017-11-30 13:18
We need to get a hold of the Attorney General and have them to do away with the Constable position in Lawrence County because these ones that are running are either a Dope Head or just plain idiots and think they are going to be able to pack weapons and Arresting Capibalitys and the sad part is they will get some innocent civilians Killed. I Support ALL Law enforcement but not these Idiots. We are going to be in a Very Dangerous situation with these and they can also run county wide to scary thought is it not?
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+2 #14 Straight and Narrow 2017-11-29 04:34
Quoting Constable:
The constable works under cover. He/she's there you just don't know it. So lookout.


Yikes! I'd hate to get "Muncied" out here in the sticks of District 2.
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-1 #13 LOL 2017-11-27 17:10
Quoting Question:
Can anyone tell me why we vote for a magistrate in the city limits? I haven't seen mine since the last election. I see no need to vote for one.

By the way, my magistrate is Rick Blackburn.
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+3 #12 Constable 2017-11-25 01:02
The constable works under cover. He/she's there you just don't know it. So lookout.
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+5 #11 Safe 2017-11-19 12:29
What does a constable do? I've never known of a constable doing a thing in my district. I never even know who the constable is.
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+5 #10 Question 2017-11-18 04:51
Can anyone tell me why we vote for a magistrate in the city limits? I haven't seen mine since the last election. I see no need to vote for one.
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+1 #9 Wondering 2017-11-17 02:19
Did the county pave the 1st place on schoolhouse rd from the 23 side???... I would think that is private...espec ially the driveway there beside it.. may need looked into.
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