Get mad. Then run for office

Politics, even locally, is often driven by anger, and people who are mad at the way things are are driving a surge of entries into races this year for Floyd County elections. Kerry Underwood, co-owner of Oddfellas Cantina and distiller of legal moonshine whiskey, got mad over things like an appointment to the Floyd County […]

Bailiff dismissal ramps up talk on sheriff’s race

Lots of talk in the county along with several days of social media postings on the dismissal of court bailiff Jimmy Howery on the day a letter by him endorsing county sheriff candidate Doug Weddle appeared in The Floyd Press. This brought commentary pro and con on Facebook groups that focus on Floyd along with […]

Several seek county offices

As local elections take center stage in Floyd County and throughout the Old Dominion in 2015, voters here will have a variety of choices for races where incumbents are retiring or have moved on to other positions.