Lincoln County Republicans hosted several candidates competing in the upcoming primary election at their meeting Monday evening.
Speakers included Judge Jim Howard, up for Kentucky Court of Appeals Judge, Donald Stosberg, one of two Republican candidates for commissioner of agriculture, and Rep. Lonnie Napier, who is running for state treasurer.
Also present were representatives for Billy Harper, candidate for governor, and Stan Lee, candidate for attorney general.
Howard was the first to address the group of about 25 gathered in the L & N Depot in Stanford. Appointed to the Court of Appeals in 2006, Howard will now have to compete with five other Republican candidates in the May primary. He stressed his conservative values and belief in the limited role of judges.
"A man should be humble enough to remember that no law is bigger than he is," Howard said.
Don Stosberg, a former research and budget analyst for the state government and two-time statewide association manager, shared with the crowd his ideas about the future of agriculture in Kentucky.