Mayoral Election Lawsuit Back in Supreme Court

TOMPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A civil case that will decide who
should be mayor of Tompkinsville has been referred back to the
Kentucky Supreme Court for a ruling after both candidates requested
a rehearing.
The Kentucky Supreme Court ruled Oct. 23 the results of a 2006
mayoral race in a small southern Kentucky town should be set aside
in favor of a new election.
Beverly McClendon, who has been serving as mayor, finished the
Nov. 7, 2006, contest with 325 votes to Jerry Hodges' 324 votes.
There were three other candidates in the race.
The Glasgow Daily Times reports McClendon filed a requested for
a rehearing Nov. 12. Hodges filed Monday. The case was sent to
Supreme Court justices for assignment Monday.
Tompkinsville, with a population of more than 2,600 people, is
located about 140 miles south of Louisville, near the
Kentucky-Tennessee border. The race is nonpartisan.
Information from: Glasgow Daily Times,

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