We've had many calls, emails, and messages with requests for the Edmonson Voice to write some sort of election feature that includes all candidates. After much consideration, instead of simply writing a feature, we have scheduled our very first "Meet the Candidates" event for Friday, May 4th, 2018 at the Edmonson County Community Center at 6:30pm.
Feedback from the public seemed to be that local events around election time are mainly fundraisers, which keep a large number of voters away. While those fundraisers are great for the local organizations that host them, (and necessary) most of the attendees are family members of candidates or members of the host organization.
We wanted to organize a community event that was free to the public with no fundraising. We are also not selling advertising for the live event. This is our way of providing a platform for each and every local candidate to speak with the readers and followers of Edmonson County's number one source for local news and info, The Edmonson Voice.
Electronic or written invitations have been sent to all candidates, so for those candidates that haven't yet received one, it's on the way.
The event will be hosted by Bowling Green's classic rock station WDNS D93's Tony Rose, one of the areas most popular media personalities.
We want the community involved, too. Here's how:
You can attend this free event in person, submit your questions to candidates, or both. We'll randomly draw candidates' questions at the event. If there are candidates that do not receive questions, they'll still have the opportunity to speak however they wish.
This isn't a debate, but a meet-and-greet, type event that allows you to get to know your candidates. We will live video stream the event on our Facebook page and website with multiple camera angles and professional audio so in case you don't attend in person, you can meet the candidates in the comfort of wherever you wish, on video.
Got questions? Just fill out the form below, and you can send in as many questions as you like, to as many candidates as you choose.