In just over three weeks, residents of Jessamine County will head to the polls to cast their ballots in the general election.
Beginning with the 2006 general election, The Jessamine Journal has held candidate forums in which the candidates fielded questions in a public setting. The economy and lack of resources to adequately coordinate and control those settings have prompted The Journal to go a different direction in 2010.
The paper has selected six races and invited candidates to attend for a question-and-answer session that will be videotaped and put on the paper’s website.
The schedule for these events is as follows:
• Oct. 7: Nicholasville mayor’s race and Jessamine County jailer’s race
• Oct. 14: Jessamine County judge-executive’s race and state representative’s race
• Oct. 21: Jessamine County sheriff’s race and Wilmore mayor’s race
During the Q&A, the interviewer, Journal reporter Amanda Baumfeld, will pose questions, and each candidate will have 90 seconds in which to respond to each question. The video will be put up on the Journal’s website the next day for the public to view.