A special election Dec. 8 will decide who will fill the vacant District 14 state senate seat. The district includes Marion, Mercer, Nelson, Taylor and Washington counties.
The candidates are Jodie Haydon, a former state representative from Bardstown, and Jimmy Higdon, a sitting state representative from Lebanon.
Both candidates recently responded to a questionnaire sent by Landmark Community Newspapers. Their answers reveal a number of similarities as well as a few differences.