Updated: Tonight’s Republican Forum Canceled Due To COVID-19 Concerns

(BEDFORD) – Tonight’s Lawrence County Republican Party Candidates Forum has been canceled due to concerns over COVID-19.

Late Wednesday, a county employee tested positive for the virus. That employee had been in contact with other county employees and candidates participating in tonight’s forum.

Due to concern expressed by County Health Nurse Mary Kinser, the decision was made to cancel the forum.

Krystal Shetler, a reporter for the Times Mail newspaper; and Sean Duncan, radio personality of Super Oldies 105.5 WQRK; were to moderate a question and answer session beginning at 5:30 p.m.  Instead, each participating candidate will record their responses to the earlier prepared forum questions on a personal video.  

Those individual response videos will be broadcast on 1340 AM WBIW at 7 a.m. on Monday and again on Friday, May 29th. You can also listen to these videos on WBIW.com via stream or on our Facebook page.