Whitesburg KY

Five file to run for coroner here

Five people have filed papers to run for the office of Letcher County coroner.

Republican candidates are Elijah Davis of Jenkins, Scott Helle of Whitesburg, and Roy Everett “Big E” Duncan of McRoberts.

Present Coroner Perry Fowler of Whitesburg and Renee Campbell of Jeremiah are the Democrat candidates in the May Primary Election.

Republican Marty Baker was re-elected as coroner in November 2014. Prior to winning in the November General Election by 29 votes over Campbell, Baker beat Helle 811 votes to 377 votes in the 2014 May Primary Election.

Baker resigned from office on September 1, after which Fowler was appointed coroner by Letcher County Judge/Executive Jim Ward.

The deadline to file for office was Tuesday.

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