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Few file as non-partisan deadlines set for Aug. 12

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General Election 2014

By Thomas Barr

 SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With just six weeks to go until the filing deadline, several non-partisan races are starting to see candidates announce their intentions.

The most popular place for candidates has been in the city of Hillview.

Mayor Jim Eadens has filed for another four-year term.

In the city council races, incumbents Kim Whitlock and Lisa Boggs have filed for re-election.

Former councilman David Conn and Karen Moulton have also filed for the non-partisan council seats.

The top six votegetters will begin their terms in January.

In the city of Pioneer Village, incumbent Darlene Riedling Herps has filed for another term.

And in the city of Hebron Estates, Kathy Merrifield has filed for re-election.

The filing deadline is Aug. 12.

There has been some discussion on write-in and independent candidates for various offices.

According to county clerk Kevin Mooney, write-in candidates for county offices can declare their intentions by Oct. 24.

Those who are looking to run for city races as independents, the rules are different than for county races.

According to election officials, anyone can run as an independent candidate for a city office by declaring their intentions by the Aug. 12 deadline.

They are not required to be registered as independent voters, which is the case for county races.

However, if you were on the ballot in the primary and lost, you cannot run for the same office as an independent.

In the case of city council, a losing candidate for mayor could declare intentions to run as an independent for the town board.

The filing deadline is at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 12, in the county clerk's office.