Whitesburg KY

Former Letcher man running for Congress

William Adkins, chairman of the Grant County Democratic Party, has filed to run for the 4th Congressional District seat in northern Kentucky being vacated by Republican Geoff Davis.

He will face Greg Frank of Corinth in the primary. The filing deadline for congressional seats was Tuesday.

Five Republicans are seeking the seat.

The 56-year-old Adkins, of Williamstown, is a 1974 graduate of Whitesburg High School. He is an attorney and has been county party chairman since 2008. He ran unsuccessfully for Williamstown City Council in 2010.

— The Associated Press

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