Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

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February 24, 2012

Old legislative boundaries reinstated

Feb. 24, 2012 — The Kentucky Supreme Court agreed Friday by a 6-0 vote that new state legislative boundaries are unconstitutional and that this year’s elections should be conducted in the district alignments in place since 2002.

Locally, the decision means that Rep. Jill York, R-Grayson, will continue to represent Carter and Lewis counties if she is reelected.

Sen. Robin Webb, D-Grayson, is not immediately affected because her seat is not up until the 2014 elections.

The high court’s decision upheld the ruling by Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd who found earlier that the redistricting plan approved earlier this month was unconstitutional.

Had the new boundaries been upheld, York and Rep. Rocky Adkins, D-Sandy Hook, would have been pitted against each other.

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