Bob Leeper

Government
5:43 am
Tue January 13, 2015

New McCracken County Fiscal Court Making Changes Under Leeper

Credit Lance Dennee

The McCracken County Fiscal Court held its first regularly scheduled meeting of the year Monday night, and the first under new judge-executive Bob Leeper.

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Government
12:01 pm
Thu January 8, 2015

Leeper and Kaler Address Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce Breakfast

Credit Lance Dennee

Paducah Mayor Gayle Kaler and Judge Executive Bob Leeper issued the State of the City and County addresses this morning to the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Government
3:19 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

McCracken County’s Future Bright Despite Messy Audit

New McCracken County Judge Executive Bob Leeper
Credit Lance Dennee

McCracken County’s new Judge Executive Bob Leeper is beginning his term working to clean up a messy audit. Kentucky’s State Auditor found several discrepancies among the county’s financial report, including lack of receipts for credit card payments, overpayment of employees, mishandling of budget surpluses, and general sloppiness.

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Government
6:00 am
Mon December 29, 2014

Leeper Prefiles Bill to Change Requirements for Municipal Utility Commissioners

Retiring State Senator Bob Leeper of Paducah has pre-filed legislation to loosen requirements for municipal utility commissioners. 

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Politics
11:09 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Bob Leeper Wins McCracken County Judge-Executive Office

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Former 2nd District State Senator Bob Leeper is McCracken County’s new Judge-Executive. 

The independent beat Democrat Jeff Hines by 319 votes to succeed current Judge-Executive Van Newberry.  

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Politics
2:51 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

McCracken County Judge-Executive Debate: Bob Leeper v Jeff Hines

Independent Bob Leeper (left) and Democrat Jeff Hines (right)
Credit Lance Dennee

The candidates for McCracken County Judge-Executive laid out their plans for improving the local economy.

Democrat and former circuit judge Jeff Hines debated independent 2nd district state senator Bob Leeper for over 45 minutes at the Crisp Center on Murray State University Paducah Regional Campus. 

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Politics
12:29 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

2nd District State Senate Debate: Jeff Parker v Danny Carroll

Jeff Parker (left); Danny Carroll (right)
Credit Todd Hatton

The candidates for Kentucky’s 2nd District State Senate seat are at odds over the future of the affordable care act in the commonwealth. 

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Politics
4:34 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

Update: Newberry Opts Out of McCracken Judge Executive Race

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UPDATE: The Paducah Sun is reporting incumbent McCracken County Judge Executive Van Newberry has decided not to run for re-election. Newberry recently changed his party to Independent and had until 4:00 this afternoon to file his paperwork to seek a third term.  Yesterday, retiring district 2 State Senator Bob Leeper filed his paperwork to seek the Judge Executive post. 

In a statement printed in the Sun Newberry said: 

I am proud of my hard work and accomplishments over the last eight years.... I applaud anyone who is willing to step up and take on the task of the county judge-executive. It is not an easy job! If you do this job right, 50-60 hour weeks are much more common than 40 hour weeks. This job requires a huge commitment and will take time away from your family and friends. So, I wish the best of luck to whoever is in this position on January 1, 2015.

Newberry, who is facing felony charges related to changes to a zoning map, said he will be acquitted of those charges when he goes to trial.

ORIGINAL STORY: Outgoing 2nd District state Sen. Bob Leeper has officially filed to run for McCracken County Judge-Executive this fall.

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Politics
10:17 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Carroll Grabs Republican Nomination for 2nd District Senate Seat

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Easter Seals West Kentucky president Danny Carroll is the Republican nominee for the 2nd District state Senate seat being vacated by Bob Leeper.

Carroll defeated David Hoffman in Tuesday’s primary election, by a 55-45 percent margin.

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Politics
11:30 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Republican Candidates for 2nd District Senate Seat Prepare for May 20 Primary

Danny Carroll and David Hoffman

The first step to replace retiring 2nd District state Sen. Bob Leeper comes in less than three weeks as Paducah Republicans Danny Carroll and David Hoffman fight for their party’s nomination.

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