State Senate Candidates to be on TV-4

Nov. 6, 2009
For Immediate Release



By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University is offering the community the opportunity to see and hear the two candidates for District 14 of the Kentucky State Senate — State Rep. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, Ky., and former State Rep. Jodie Haydon, the Democratic candidate from Bardstown, Ky., in the Dec. 8 special election.

Higdon and Haydon are being interviewed by John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president, on his CU television show “Dialogue on Public Issues.”

The shows will air as follows: Higdon will air on WLCU TV-4, Comcast Cable Channel 10, Sunday, Nov. 8 at 8 a.m.; Monday, Nov. 9 at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; and Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Higdon is in his fourth term as a Kentucky representative.

Haydon’s show will air Sunday, Nov. 15 at 8 a.m.; Monday, Nov. 16 at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; and Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

“We are pleased to present this two-part series of interviews with both candidates as a service to their campaigns and for helping the voters of the 14th District to be better informed,” Chowning said.

“We are grateful that both candidates took time from a very busy campaign schedule to answer questions on the very important issues facing our five counties and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

“It is our goal to provide the candidates a forum to share their views and the potential voters a chance to learn about the candidates.”

The special election is necessary following the appointment of Dan Kelly to the 11th Judicial Circuit, Division 1, judgeship. Kelly held the 14th Senatorial District seat, which includes Marion, Mercer, Nelson, Taylor and Washington counties, but resigned in order to become judge.

The winner of the election will serve the remainder of Kelly’s term through 2010. However, they must run again in the Primary Election May 18, 2010, and the General Election Nov. 2, 2010. Candidates began filing Nov. 4 for the seat, and the deadline to file is Jan. 26, 2010.

Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 3,006 students who represent 97 Kentucky counties, 30 states and 37 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2010 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 23rd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South, tied for fifth in “most international students” and fourth in “up-and-coming” schools in baccalaureate colleges in the South. CU has been ranked 17 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges® and to G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his 11th year as president.

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