Knox County Clerk Mike Corey has a reminder for all candidates for Barbourville mayor or city council. The filing deadline is next Tuesday, August 12, 2014. Candidates must have their paperwork complete and turned into the Clerk’s office by 4:00 pm. That is the deadline. So far, 3 candidates, incumbent Darren West, former Mayor David Thompson, and current city councilman Garry Williams, have filed to be the city’s top executive.
Also, candidates for any office on the November election ballot should note August 25, 2014 on their calendars. That is the date when the Secretary of State in Frankfort certifies the ballots. Candidates who decide to withdraw from a race after that date may still have their name appear on the ballot according to Corey.