From left to right: top, Jamie Kinman and Roy McAllister; and bottom, Eddie Mefford and Todd Yocum
From left to right: top, Jamie Kinman and Roy McAllister; and bottom, Eddie Mefford and Todd Yocum
Jamie Kinman

Party: Democrat

Age: 37

Address: 1839 Mound Hill Rd., Carrollton

Contact information:

(502) 525-2033; email,

Education: Carroll County High School graduate, Kentucky Wesleyan College, Eastern Kentucky University, Commonwealth of KY Department of Criminal Justice Training, KY Sheriff's Procedural & Safety Issues, KY Sheriff's Civil Process & Procedures, Undercover Narcotics, Prescription Drug Abuse, John Reid Interview & Interrogation, Methamphetamine Update, Intro to Controlled Substances, Homeland Security Training, Basic Response to Crisis Situations, Legal Practice: Arrest Search & Seizures, Emergency & Precision Driving, Command Decisions Course, Defensive Tactics, DUI Detection, Breath Test Operator, Police training Officer, Advance Traffic Stops, Narco-Terrorism Personal Protections Course, Disturbance & Riot Control Specialist, Protecting Lives, Saving Futures Course by the Attorney General's Office and Firearms Certified

Current or past employment: Carroll County Sheriff; previous, deputy jailer, deputy sheriff, training officer, major crimes investigator with the Carrollton Police Department

Other relevant experiences for political office: My political experience has been gained through working as a Deputy Sheriff at the Carroll County Sheriff's Office throughout two political terms. Later, I gained additional personal political experience by becoming a candidate for Carroll County Sheriff in the 2010 primary and general election.

Family members: Wife of nine years, Danielle; daughter, Kylee; son, Kolt

Memberships: Member of Worthville Baptist Church, Masonic Lodge F&AM 134, Shop with a Cop Program, Lion's Club Member, Member of the Kentucky Sheriff's Association and National Sheriff's Association, supporter of the Kentucky Sheriffs Boys and Girls Ranch, Community Advisory Panel, Local Emergency Planning Committee, 911 Board

Describe two of the top law enforcement issues in the county, and how you would address those issues if elected to office:

As sheriff, I have seen the growing problem our community faces with drug- and alcohol-related crimes. My Department and I will continue to fight this battle. I routinely see the negative impact these drugs have on citizens and families; and the destruction it causes financially, emotionally and physically. Sadly, heroin is a big issue faced by this county. With this issue in mind, I will continue working with the fiscal court for funds to hire another deputy in effort to provide our county with more daily coverage. This additional coverage will help deter the drug issue.  As Sheriff, I will also continue to coordinate investigations, target, identify, arrest and incarcerate those responsible for the sale and distribution of these life and family destroying drugs.

As a community we need to stick together to protect our county, our families, our children and grandchildren. I want members of the community to feel comfortable about reporting any suspicious activity or crimes they may witness to Law Enforcement. I would like the community to utilize our anonymous tip link at more and feel comfortable that the link truly is anonymous. Our anonymous tip link has been very successful and very helpful to my department. By reporting certain situations to Law Enforcement, you could potentially save someone's life or prevent a crime.  I don't want the people of this community to feel intimidated by law enforcement. We are here to help and protect our county and all the people in it.

Roy McAllister

Party: Democrat

Age: 32

Address: 1105 Sixth St., Carrollton

Contact information: (502) 686-0890; email,

Education: Capitol High School graduate; studied computer technology and networking at Ivy Tech Community College

Current or past employment: Self-employed computer repair

Other relevant experiences for political office: Ran for constable and city council. Not yet had the opportunity to serve the people of Carroll County.

Family members: Wife, Julie McAllister; children, Kayla Stewart, Tyler Westrick, Bailey Westrick, Clayton McAllister and Mya McAllister; parents, Charlie McAllister and Wanda Sue Hanlon McAllister

Memberships: Sons of the American Legion and Calvary Full Gospel Church

Describe two of the top law enforcement issues in the county, and how you would address those issues if elected to office:

Drugs in the community, theft, and vandalism. By making sure myself or a deputy will be available at all times.

Eddie Mefford

Party: Democrat

Age: 63

Address: 707-A Main St., Ghent

Contact information: (502) 773-8865 or (502) 347-9313

Education: GED; Eastern Kentucky University Criminal Justice training

Current or past employment: Carroll County Fiscal County, roads department; Carroll County Sheriff's Office, deputy sheriff

Other relevant experiences for political office: 10 weeks of police academy at Eastern Kentucky University; 10 weeks of drug interdiction; four years experience with K-9 unit

Family members: Wife of 45 years, Melody Mefford; son, Lonnie Mefford; daughter, Tracy Walker; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter

Memberships: American Legion

Describe two of the top law enforcement issues in the county, and how you would address those issues if elected to office:

Drugs! Not enough deputies to cover the county. I would work to get more deputies so that we could cover the whole county to fight the drug problem and give the county the support they need, and the protection they need, from burglaries and child/elder abuse.

Todd Yocum

Party: Democrat

Age: 47

Address: 4 Hunters Ridge Drive, Carrollton

Contact information: Cell, (502) 525-1051; email,

Education: Carroll County High School graduate; University of Kentucky, bachelor's degree in agriculture and economics

Current or past employment: Ford Motor Company Kentucky truck plant repairman, 21 years

Other relevant experiences for political office: N/A

Family members: Parents, Bobby and Sharon Yocum; daughter, Elliann; son, Eli

Memberships: Red Cross, Crusade for Children, Humane Society, UAW 862 member, National Rifle Association, Quails Forever, Trooper Island, Kentucky Sheriffs' Ranch, Champions for Kids, CCHS boosters, Carrollton Christian Church, Autism Awareness, Wounded Warriors, National Hot Rod Association, UK Wildcat Society, National Wild Turkey Federation, B.A.S.S., Carroll County Parks and Recreation, Hunters Ridge Homeowners Association, American Cancer Society, J.D.R.F., UK alumni Association, Hospice and Dare to Care

Describe two of the top law enforcement issues in the county, and how you would address those issues if elected to office:

Drug epidemic and child abuse.

With 258 report cases of child abuse in 2013 in Carroll County this is a topic that must be addressed and drugs are a major concern in Carroll County and in our regional area.

When elected Sheriff my first tasks at hand would be to use all local, state and federal programs to fund a school resource officer, a K9 unit and adding deputies to the sheriff office. A school resource officer is a MUST because that position can tackle many issues that confront our youth and children in our school systems. An officer in the schools can visually watch for child abuse plus educate and get information to prevent our children from being abused. A resource officer can also monitor drug issues by educating about drugs and obtaining information first hand from our youth on what is going on with drugs in our county.

A K9 unit will provide a valuable resource that a human officer cannot by being able to find drugs, provide safety and be a deterrent for drug dealers in Carroll County. Using the K9 unit to sweep schools and keep our schools drug free and show our children safety is a must in the schools.

Adding deputies to the sheriff department is also something that must be done. Carroll County is a large county and 3 deputies are not enough coverage to combat all the issues we have in the rural areas. I believe adding college educated officers who have education and training in the current drug epidemic will be a valuable resource for the sheriff office and a learning experience for people looking to make law enforcement their profession for their life.