Louisville primary election moves Ball to June 4 showdown

From press and staff reports


Incumbent Alderman At Large Francis Ball took the majority of votes in the May 7 democratic primary election as she prepares to face independent candidate Larry Veazey in the Tuesday, June 4 General election.

Ball received 550 votes or 57 percent of the vote to democratic challenger Stqcy Thames 422 or 43 percent of the vote. The turnout for the primary was reported as sporadic.

Ball will face independent candidate Larry T. Veazey on June 4.

In addition to the contested race for At Large Alderman on the June 4 ballot, a referendum for a proposed two 
percent tax levy on the room rentals for local hotel and motels to
 provide funds to promote tourism and parks and recreation within the
 City of Louisville will also be voted on.

Mayor, Will Hill; City Clerk, Babs
W. Fulton; Ward 1 Alderman, Dickie Caperton; Ward 2 Alderman, Judy H.
McLeod; Ward 3 Alderman, Gwenita Mays; and Ward 4 Alderman, Eugene 
Crosby do not have any opponents in the in the June 4 general election.

All registered municipal voters in the City of Louisville are
 encouraged to vote. The City Hall will be open on Saturday, June 1
from 8 a.m. to noon for absentee voting.

On June 4, polls will be open 7
a.m. to 7 p.m. at the following locations: Ward 1, Louisville
Coliseum, 201 Ivy Avenue; Ward 2, Old National Guard Armory, 503
Pontotoc Street; Ward 3, Voting Building at Lovorn Tractor Company,
713 East John C. Stennis Drive; and Ward 4, Louisville Housing
Authority Community Center, 605 West Main Street, Louisville.

The deadline to register to vote in the June 4 election was May 3.