Caddell, Steely elected to W’burg school board
Two local school boards will be getting new members next year.
During Tuesday’s General Election, Williamsburg voters and Corbin voters each elected one new school board member.
Williamsburg voters gave the nod to incumbent Allan Steely and newcomer Jason Caddell, who is the Deputy Chief at the Williamsburg Police Department, to fill the two seats up for election Tuesday.
Caddell was the leading votergetter in the three-way race garnering 987 votes. Steely was the second leading votegetter with 807 votes and Ed McGrath finished third with 538 votes.
Incumbent Williamsburg board member Kim Broome White opted not to run for re-election.
Although the Corbin Independent Board of Education race was uncontested, the board will be getting one new face next year.
Incumbent Angela Morris opted not to run for re-election.
On Tuesday, voters re-elected incumbents Todd Childers and Stephen Mulberry along with newcomer Keith
Edward Gibson, who will take Morris’ place on the board.
Childers was the leading votegetter with 2,869 votes in Whitley and Knox County combined. Gibson garnered a total of 2,681 total votes and Mulberry received 2,526 total votes.
Whitley County Board of Education District Three Member Malorie Cooper, District Four Member Brenda K. Hill and District Five Member J.E. Jones were all unopposed in their bids for re-election.
Cooper received 1,331 votes. Hill received 874 votes. Jones received 760 votes.