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Learn more about the candidates at our showcase on Thursday

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By Taylor Riley

 Since 1920, all Americans–despite race or gender–have been given arguably the most important right as citizens: the ability to vote.

On Nov. 6, Henry Countians will have the ability to vote in state and county elections. 

OK, so who should you vote for in the state and county election?

 

Well, that’s where we come in

The Henry County Local, Henry County Library and Henry County Chamber of Commerce will come together this Thursday, Sept. 27 for a candidate showcase.

The event is free; as in, come as you are, bring your family and friends and learn about the candidates that have the opportunity to change your community for the better.

 

Here’s who will be there

  • State Senate candidates
  • State Representative Ccndidates
  • County Judge-Executive candidates
  • Sheriff candidates

 

If you don’t see the candidate you want to hear from, no worries! There will be time before and after the event to talk to other candidates.

 

Here’s how it works

Each candidate will be given one minute to introduce themselves and their platform. Then, each candidate will be given a few questions each with two minutes to respond to each one. We’ve used both the questions you’ve sent in, plus a couple we’ve thought of on our own.

The questions deal with the most important issues affecting us, Henry County. 

How do we keep it fair?

 

We’ve hired a unbiased moderator who is a pro at these events.

John A. Nelson is editorial director for Landmark Community Newspapers. He was president of the Kentucky Press Association in 2004, and served two terms as president of the Bluegrass Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists in 2006-07 and remains on its board of directors. 

He also currently serves as chairman of the Kentucky Press Association’s editorial division. Nelson was presented the Bingham Freedom of Information Award for 2004 by The Courier-Journal, and the James Madison Award for Service to the First Amendment in 2010 by the Scripps Howard First Amendment Center at the University of Kentucky. 

In 2013, the university named him to the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame and later that same year he was presented the Al Smith Award for Public Service through Community Journalism by the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues and Bluegrass SPJ. 

 

Come on!

We would love for you to join us at the 2018 Henry County Candidate Showcase. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27 at the Henry County High School auditorium. The event starts at 6 p.m., but we are expecting a big crowd, so you might want to come early.

And, please, as an American citizen, vote on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Henry County is counting on you.

For more information on the event, go to Facebook.com/henrycountylocal.

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