Sixth District Christian Fiscal Court Magistrate Jack Lackey believes he’s been successful in that capacity and wants four more years to serve the Pembroke, Oak Grove and Fairview area, while Republican challenger Phillip Peterson says it’s time for a change.
The candidates debated Monday night at the League of Women Voters forum, with both placing an emphasis on improving infrastructure—particularly repaving an widening KY Highway 115.
Peterson says Fiscal Court can do a better job of representing Oak Grove and its interests.
Lackey says he’s confident he’s doing a good job of staying in touch with Oak Grove based on the feedback he receives from Christian County’s second-largest city.
Lackey and Peterson both intend to wait to see what the Kentucky Racing Commission decides for the Oak Grove project before they will commit to supporting or opposing a racetrack in Oak Grove.
Peterson says the District 6 magistrate needs to be more of an advocate to the state for infrastructure needs in the area, while Lackey says he’s already on the phone with someone in Frankfort nearly every day.
Both candidates oppose the creation of a library tax.
Listen to the entire debate below: