Sheriff candidates speak in Lafayette

Six of the eight men running for Christian County Sheriff spoke to a crowded room at the Brick Oven Grill & Deli in Lafayette Wednesday evening.

Each candidate was given time to introduce themselves, speak on issues and discuss what they would like to see accomplished if they were elected. Kahle Morris Jr. says he brings not only law enforcement but also business experience to the table, which will help handle the duties required of the Sheriff.

School Resource Officer Frank Pollard Sr., the only candidate running as an independent, says he would like to see more proactive measures being taken with the youth in the community.

Christian County Sheriff’s Sgt. James Dragoo says he will dedicate himself to getting juvenile offenders back on the right track and he would like to see more diversity training in the department.

Lt. Lyn Moe says he would like to focus on helping the mentally ill in the community by partnering with Pennyroyal Mental Health.

Hopkinsville Police Lt. Tyler DeArmond cited his experience in law enforcement, including 13 years at the city police department.

Chuck Inman says he has big plans in mind if elected Sheriff, including creating a “Unity towards Family” program, which would help create learning opportunities instead of disciplinary.

Morris, Dragoo and Moe will face off in the May primary election as Democrats, along with Jerry Pepper and Julius Catlett Sr. who was unable to attend. DeArmond and Inman are running on the Republican ticket.  Pollard will not appear on a ballot until the general election in November.