The race for Warren County Sheriff is just one of several highly contested races in our viewing area.
The 2002 Vote: Candidate Profile
Jerry "Peanuts" Gaines- Incumbent
Allen Houchin- Challenger
This race received media attention after candidate Allen Houchin released a lengthy packet of information accusing Sheriff Gaines of fraud, neglect and mismanagement of taxpayer funds.
Those allegations were addressed by the state auditor’s office during a routine audit of the Warren County Sheriff's Department. The audit revealed no criminal wrongdoing on behalf of Sheriff Gaines.
Houchin did submit the same packet of information to Kentucky State Police and the State Attorney General's Office, thus far neither agency has begun an investigation.