Although a bid for re-election is years away, Owen County’s new state senator walked the streets of downtown Owenton Thursday.
Julian Carroll, D-Frankfort, who served as Kentucky governor from 1974 to 1979, has taken up the role as Owen County’s state senator from Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown.
The shift in representation was the result of redrawn state senate districts.
Thayer is not the only change. Ryan Quarles, R-Georgetown, will replace State Rep. Brian Linder, R-Dry Ridge, as Owen County’s voice in the Kentucky House of Representatives.