Clay Cable, Kathy Goff, Dean Miller, Jesse Saggus and Bobby Lee Westrick.
Clay Cable, Kathy Goff, Dean Miller, Jesse Saggus and Bobby Lee Westrick.
Clay Cable

Party: Democrat

Age: 54

Address: 1110 Sixth St., Carrollton

Contact information: (502) 645-8121; email,

Education: Trimble County High School graduate; Carroll County Vocational School; U.S. Army, 1977-1983; electronics/hydraulics school; Texas A&M HAZMAT school; Eastern Kentucky University police academy

Current or past employment: Employee of Dow Corning Corporation in Carrollton for 17 years until 2003; maintenance superintendent at General Butler State Park; Fillin' The Blank owner/operator from 2005 to Feb. 2013; Chief Deputy Sheriff of Carroll County from 2010 to 2013, resigned to run for office. During all of my careers, I have run my own construction business on the side, Cable Contracting, and continue with that work today.

Other relevant experiences for political office: Member of the first Ethics Board of Carroll County; Carroll County School Board member for seven years, serving as chairman for two years; Kentucky School Board Association in Frankfort for two years while serving on local school board; Carrollton Board of Adjustments for three years; Kentucky State Park System for 7+ years.

Family members: Wife of 32 years, Lisa Hofmann Cable; three children, Danny Ice Cable, Jacklyn Cable Fink and Casey Cable; five grandchildren, Garrison, Bryson, Jack, Payton and Taylor.

Memberships: I am past president of Carrollton Rotary, a 33 year member of the American Legion, and an active member of Ghent Fire Protection District.  I have been affiliated with the Kentucky Sheriff's Association Boys and Girls Ranch and a member of the Kentucky Bikers Association. I am a member of St. John's Catholic Church and have been named a Kentucky Colonel.

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

Carroll County faces many issues as a whole, both positive and negative. Drug abuse in the county would probably rank number one and needs immediate attention. Another issue is the education system. While I believe we have excellent educators, there are problems within the system that we, as a county, need to look to resolve in order for our youth to become and remain successful and be able to give back to Carroll County! A great way to jump start this would be the new campus for Jefferson Community and Technical College, and that is a project that I am willing to become greatly involved in. With my background being in law enforcement and education I believe that I can have the influence necessary to address most of the issues that face Carroll County now and in the future. I have hopes of finding a solution to all of the above mentioned top issues as well as others that the county may incur. I would like to see the D.A.R.E program re-introduced, or one similar that will begin educating our youth on the affects of drug use at a very early age within the school system. My goal is to also find a way to place resource officers in our schools and create as much awareness to the drug problem as possible! I will utilize all resources available through the county and state. I understand these issues may not be solvable immediately, but with the help of the people, other elected officials, and resources, we can make things happen.

Kathy Goff

Party: Democrat

Age: Information not provided

Address: 1550 Kings Ridge Rd., Carrollton

Contact information: (502) 732-6731; email,

Education: Carroll County High School graduate; Eastern Kentucky University; Spencerian Business College; real estate broker's license; numerous State Farm schools for licensure for life, health, auto and casualty insurance; Series 6/63 licensing; State Farm Banking.

Current or past employment: State Farm Insurance brokerage for 23 years; real estate brokerage; bookkeeping; medical records at Carroll County Memorial Hospital

Other relevant experiences for political office: No reply

Family members: Husband, Dennis Goff; son, Greg Goff; daughter, Barbara Isert; and three grandchildren

Memberships: Big Brothers/Big Sisters Board of Directors; Big Brothers/Big Sisters participant; Carroll County Hospital Auxiliary president; Carroll County Food Pantry; Carrollton United Methodist Church

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

There are many. Recent newspaper articles describe Carroll County's low social standing. We are often compared to the Appalachian regions of Eastern Kentucky. Despair, attitude and lack of self-confidence and education are large factors in drug abuse. Building renewed community pride and spirit is essential.

Kathy's FIVE new Carroll County Cares initiatives which I will commence as soon as I take office in January.

One, I will join with our local education system in a special effort to examine once again what you and I and the Carroll County Fiscal Court can do to address the social needs of parents of our school children.  

Two, I will take steps within my power to support law enforcement to take a firm stand against illegal drug use in Carroll County including strong support for Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County.

Three, I will immediately commission a citizen-led initiative to find ways of using our parks and the Camp Kysoc property to the betterment of all Carroll County citizens

Four, I will create a community advisory board, whose responsibility will be to hear the concerns and suggestions from all our citizens on ways to improve our community. This group will be charged with the responsibility of building Pride in Carroll County. We must take ownership of our problems and solve them together.

Five, I will make a special effort to bring county government into a closer working relationship with Carrollton city government. City residents pay county taxes too. Fiscal Court will not be a closed society.

More of the same is what we have now but more of the same will not resolve our problems.

Dean Miller

Party: Democrat

Age: 57

Address: 212 Eleventh St., Carrollton

Contact information: Home, (502)732-5090; cell, (502) 525-0385 or (502) 525-0384; email,

Education: Carroll County High School graduate; Sullivan Business College graduate

Current or past employment: Owner/operator of Millers Auto Sales for 37 years; Carroll County Magistrate District 2 for 16 years

Other relevant experiences for political office: More than 650 hours of continuing education in county government

Family members: Wife of 36 years, Carol Miller; son, Deanie Miller; daughter, Holly Frye; son, Billy Miller

Memberships: St. John's Catholic Church

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

The top issue is poverty with education and employment as contributing factors. Addressing these issues will change the downward spiral in Carroll County.

As County Judge-Executive, my job will be to find ways to support employment and education opportunities. The county must be friendly and attractive to industry and business, and we have to let the world know just how attractive we are. I will work with all governmental and social entities to get a plan in place to eliminate barriers and promote Carroll County as a fiscally attractive place to do business.

Along with promoting the county, I want to be able to promote the people as an employable workforce. I will continue to work toward getting Jefferson Community and Technical College what it needs to educate and prepare our population to work in the current and any incoming industries. I will continue to support the local GED program to get people prepared to enter college. I will support a county tutoring program with services for all ages - from elementary through college. This will bring education and employment into the limelight for our county citizens and go a long way toward reducing poverty.

There are many pressing issues such as drugs, senior citizen support, roads, the animal population, and the infrastructure of services we must provide to citizens. I will address all of those issues as county judge-executive. But a happy, productive citizenry is essential to a successful county. Getting to the issue of poverty and supporting citizens as they work to achieve will put our county on the road to success.

Jesse Saggus

Party: Democrat

Age: 31

Address: 147 Briarwood Court, Carrollton

Contact information:

Education: Boone High School (Orlando, Fla.) graduate; Jefferson Community and Technical College in Carrollton

Current or past employment: Credit manager at Rent-A-Center

Other relevant experiences for political office: United States Marine Corps veteran

Family members: Wife, Amy; children, Conner and Ava

Memberships: Marine Corps veteran; Disabled American Veteran

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

Drug problems and having more activities and places to go for our youth are the two issues I would like to address, if elected.

I would address the drug issue by supporting local and state law enforcement, supporting Champions for Drug-Free Carroll County and any other affiliations that support this cause. I also would like to see the Carroll County Detention Center expanded.

I would address our youth activities issue by being supportive and actively involved in our Parks and Recreation program and will work toward getting more programs for our youth, first being working towards building a Community Center for our town.

Bobby Lee Westrick

Party: Democrat

Age: 64

Address: 2790 Goose Creek Rd., Sanders

Contact information: (502) 682-8020;

Education: Carroll County High School graduate

Current or past employment: Small business owner operator for 36 years.

Other relevant experiences for political office: I feel my experience come from my Dad as I watched him serve the county for 20+ years as its sheriff and judge-executive. I grew up and lived watching his dedication and love for this community.

Family members: Wife of 40 years, Debbie; daughter, Stacie Darnold; two grandchildren

Memberships: K.O.O. of Kentucky Hauling Association of Sanders, Home Building Association of Louisville, AARP, KBA chapter of Carrollton

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

Working with all officials to combat the drug issues

Roaming resource officer in schools

Education and completing the Community College. Talking with industries to make sure students have adequate training for their employment.

Making sure our hospital remains open to support the industry and surrounding communities

Improvement to the County Park. Develop plans for the multi-use of Camp Kysoc to promote quality of life for all the citizens of this community.

Continue to upgrade and maintain our roads and bridges.

I am a person that can and will talk to anyone. I have a very strong personality that will stand up for our county on the issues mentioned. I will fight to make our county one to be proud to call home.