Clark County

Clark County

Did judge retire at filing deadline to help his wife succeed him?

The timing of a family court judge’s announcement of his resignation – and the subsequent filing by his wife to succeed him – has raised questions in Clark and Madison counties about whether the retirement was orchestrated to prevent competition from other potential candidates. Jeffrey Walson, who retired effective Aug. 7, denies the allegation. He noted that another person, Joan Deaton Grefer, filed on the Aug. 9 deadline and will appear on the November ballot along with the judge’s wife, Kimberly Blair Walson.

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House fire in Winchester

Firefighters with Winchester and Clark County fire departments battled a mid afternoon structure fire that heavily damaged the house at 15 Linden Ave. Several units from the Lexington Fire Dept. were dispatched to Winchester to provide fire coverage while Winchester firefighters were busy with this fire.
cbertram@herald-leader.com
House fire in Winchester 0:27

House fire in Winchester

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Mark Stoops has some Nick Saban stories

Mark Stoops: Defense heard what I had to say 1:31

Mark Stoops: Defense heard what I had to say

Sarah Combs, author of the young adult book, 1:03

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