Politics & Government

Beshear sets Feb. 12 election for vacant House seat in southern Kentucky

FRANKFORT — Gov. Steve Beshear has set a special election for Feb. 12 to fill the unexpired state House term of Republican Sara Beth Gregory, who won a special election last month for a state Senate seat.

Party officials in the House's 52nd District in southern Kentucky will choose nominees for next month's election. The district includes Wayne and McCreary counties and part of Pulaski County.

Gregory, 30, of Monticello, joined the House in 2011. Her House term runs through the end of this year. She won a special election last month to fill the 16th Senate District seat left vacant by the resignation of David Williams.

Williams, who was president of the state Senate, resigned to accept a circuit judge appointment by Beshear.

The 16th Senate District includes Clinton, Cumberland, McCreary, Monroe, Wayne and Whitley counties.