Coroner candidate's
campaign sign.
Letcher County.
April 15, 2002.
2:47 p.m. EDT.

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Photographer's comments:
     We're in the middle of a big political campaign season in Kentucky right now.  Elected offices in every one of Kentucky's 120 county governments are up for grabs.  Candidates are running in their parties' primary races, which will be voted on in May.  The party primary winners will go on to the general election in November.
     This sign for a coroner candidate in Letcher County isn't typical of the signs that can be seen all over the state these days, but it caught my eye and I had to turn the car around to go back and read the candidate's message.
     I don't know how it is in other states, but county coroner elections in Kentucky at times have been spirited contests.  The coroner can wield a lot of power.  In "coroner cases", described by law as any unnatural death, the county coroner pretty much has the final say on how someone died.
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Other photos of this subject:
     1)  This is a larger view of the above photo, including the wooden shed wall where the poster was nailed.
     2) This display in Franklin County is more typical of political campaign signs throughout the state.
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More location information:
     
Beside US 119 in Letcher County, near the Harlan County line.
     Letcher County is in the southeastern part of the state, bordering on Virginia. 
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Tech notes:
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Posted April 20, 2002.