Tomorrow's election important

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By The Staff

We all have an important decision to make tomorrow.

With the governor's appointment of former Sen. Dan Kelly to the vacant judge's seat in the 11th Judicial Circuit, his chair in Frankfort is now empty.

And voters in the 14th District - Taylor, Marion, Mercer, Nelson and Washington counties - have a special election to elect the person to fill that position.

Tomorrow, we will choose between Republican Jimmy Higdon and Democrat Jodie Haydon.

There have been debates and public appearances, door-to-door campaigners, newspaper and other media advertisements and multiple mass mailings. In addition, each candidate completed a questionnaire, and a story about their responses can be read in the Dec. 3 issue of the News-Journal or on our Web site at www.cknj.com. A story about last week's debate is published on today's front page.

According to the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance, as of last week the Higdon campaign had reported $116,249.08 in campaign contributions while the Haydon campaign reported $333,455. A complete list of donors' names and contributions can be found at the Registry's Web site at www.kref.state.ky.us/krefsearc/.

In addition, a story on today's front page lists changes in precincts for some voters as well as other information about tomorrow's election.

All of this means that we have been given ample opportunity to learn about the candidates and how they stand on the issues that are most important to us.

Now it's up to us to choose the one we believe will best serve us.