Local News Politics

Retired Kentucky Department of Agriculture employee Stewart Gritton of Lawrenceburg is running for state Agriculture Commissioner.

The 58-year old Anderson County dairy and tobacco farmer, who dropped by the Secretary of State’s office to file his papers and pay the $500 qualifying fee, is running as a Democrat.

Gritton joins three other Democrats already in the race – Bob Farmer of Louisville, David Williams of Glasgow and B.D. Wilson of Frankfort.

Republicans already running are Representative James Comer of Tompkinsville and Rob Rothenburger of Shelbyville

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation."