Campaign signs for both candidates for Kentucky's 49th District, Republican Rebecca Johnson, and Democrat Linda Belcher, share space on Kentucky State Road 61 in Shepherdsville, Ky., on Feb. 20. Belcher won by a wide margin.
Campaign signs for both candidates for Kentucky's 49th District, Republican Rebecca Johnson, and Democrat Linda Belcher, share space on Kentucky State Road 61 in Shepherdsville, Ky., on Feb. 20. Belcher won by a wide margin. Timothy D. Easley AP
Campaign signs for both candidates for Kentucky's 49th District, Republican Rebecca Johnson, and Democrat Linda Belcher, share space on Kentucky State Road 61 in Shepherdsville, Ky., on Feb. 20. Belcher won by a wide margin. Timothy D. Easley AP

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Tom Eblen

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Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.