Substance abuse, child support, and commitment to the citizens of Caldwell County were among topics discussed by candidates seeking the County Attorney seat on November 6th.

Incumbent County Attorney Roy Massey IV and Private Attorney Matthew Schalk, who are vying for the seat discussed these issues and more during WPKY’s ongoing political coverage.

When asked the biggest challenge facing the County Attorney’s Office, both candidates agreed on substance abuse in the community. Attorney Roy Massey IV stated he will work to combat this issue by implementing Casey’s Law within Caldwell’s court system. 

Attorney Matthew Schalk says he would work on implementing various programs to find those that work. 

Attorney Schalk went on to reveal that, if elected, he would stress to raise the amount of child support collected within the county. 

Attorney Massey expressed that he would continue to follow his three pillared platform, commitment, compassion, and collaboration. 

Concerning his experience, Attorney Massey not only touted his time as County Attorney in handling over 2,200 cases, but stressed the importance of being committed to the citizens of Caldwell County. 

Attorney Schalk stated that while his experience practicing criminal, family, and contract law, as well as personal injury work and social security and disability denials is important, the most important quality a County Attorney must possess is a moral compass. 

The full political comments from both candidates can be found here