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Local Candidates Fixing Campaign Signs

By Chris Taylor

Paducah, KY – Some candidates running in McCracken County are scrambling to fix campaign signs. Signs for McCracken County Clerk write-in candidate Becky Bowers and Second District state Senate candidate Rex Smith do not comply with state election laws because they don't clearly identify who paid for them. The Paducah Sun reports signs for Clerk write-in candidate Mark Kidd and Clerk incumbent Jeff Jerrell were also out of compliance, but the candidates have added stickers including disclaimers. Bowers' signs listed her campaign's treasurer, but election officials say when disclaimers list only the treasurer; it remains unclear to voters who is responsible. If an investigation finds a candidate willfully violated the law, they could be removed from office.

Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.