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The new political landscape in South Central Kentucky

House Bill 2 seems to have changed the political geography of Adair and surrounding counties. The new map was vetoed by the Governor, but his veto was quickly overridden. The bill became law in late January without the Governor's signature. However, the first legal challenge to the redistricted map was filed in Franklin Circuit Court almost immediately by the Kentucky Democratic Party.

Redistricting is common after a census, and lawsuits about redistricting are not entirely uncommon. The Kentucky legislature enacted a new map on Jan 31, 2002, after the 2000 census, and these became law without challenge. In 2012, a new legislative map was signed by the Governor but then was successfully challenged in court. As a result, 2012 Kentucky elections took place under the 2002 map, and a new map was passed on Aug. 23, 2013. (For an in-depth look at 21st Century redistricting in Kentucky, see https://redistricting.lls.edu/state/kentucky.

According to the new law, Adair and surrounding counties are spread among the following five districts:
  • District 21 - Adair, Cumberland, Metcalfe, Monroe
  • District 24 - Green, Hart, Larue
  • District 51 - Marion, Taylor
  • District 54 - Boyle, Casey
  • District 83 - Clinton, part of Pulaski, Russell


District 21 is currently represented by Bart Rowland (R) of Tompkinsville, who has served since 2012, but did not file for reelection this year. Sarge Pollock, who Adair County voters selected in the 2021 Special Election, would represent Taylor and Marion Counties in the new version of District 51.

This story was posted on 2022-02-01 09:42:25
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The new political landscape



2022-02-01 - Frankfort, KY - Photo courtesy LRC.
The new state legislative district boundaries for Adair and surrounding counties, as of late January 2022. Under the new map, Adair County will be part of District 21, along with Cumberland, Metcalfe, and Monroe Counties.

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