Hubbard, Humphries Woo Voters at Fancy Farm
By Joe Jackson
FANCY FARM, KY - The two candidates running in the 1st District state Senate race spoke at Saturday’s Fancy Farm Picnic.
Democrat Carroll Hubbard said he can work with Gov. Steve Beshear to bring jobs to western Kentucky.
“How said that most of our graduates have to go to another area of Kentucky or another state to find a decent job,” Hubbard said. “The high unemployment rate in western Kentucky is not just numbers; it’s people. One way to make the economy better in our area is to be heard by the one man who can make a difference and bring industry to our area and that’s Gov. Beshear.”
Meanwhile, Stan Humphries touted his record.
“People say the best way to judge a candidate is to look at their record,” Humphries said. “The difference between me and my opponent is I have a record you can be proud of. It’s one of service to people rather than service to self.”
Hubbard and Humphries are vying for the state Senate seat held by Murray Republican Ken Winters, who is not seeking another term.
Hubbard spent two terms in the state Senate before moving to Congress, where he represented the 1st Congressional District from 1975 to 1993. He was caught up in the House banking scandal and served time in prison during the 1990s.
Humphries, the Judge-Executive of Trigg County, was first elected in 2006 as the first Republican to hold the position in over 80 years.
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