McFarland offers gratitude to supporters

BOURBON — Les McFarland holds several titles in the Bourbon community, among them, father, husband, business owner, Marshall County and Bourbon Police Officer, but come January, he will add Bourbon Town Councilman to that list.
The night of Nov. 2, many candidates were sweating it out awaiting results of voters but not McFarland. “I was on duty,” he said. “ I was trying to listen on the radio (for area results) but I was busy taking calls and so I didn’t officially find out until the next day.”
“I appreciate all the support from the voters and the people who assisted my campaign,” he said. “I hope to make a difference in the community and I want people to know that my door is always open ... for questions and concerns. I’m here for the people. I hope the board and myself can work together to do good for the town.”
Though he didn’t offer any major goals or specific changes he wanted to make, McFarland said he did have “some ideas” he planned to present to the council in the future.
“I’d like for the meetings to be recorded so what happens can be posted on the (town’s) website, so that people that can’t get out or can’t make it (because of schedule conflicts) can keep up with what is going on. I think its important for the board to be as transparent as possible to the community.”