There are several races on this year’s election slate, however, only a handful will be on the ballot later this month.

Council races in the county’s four major cities — Elizabethtown, Radcliff, Vine Grove and West Point — all will be decided during November’s general election as well as commission races in Sonora and Upton.

Tuesday was the deadline to file for the Nov. 3 general election.

In Elizabethtown, all six city council incumbents — Anthony Bishop, Matt Deneen, Marty Fulkerson, Terry Shipp, Cindy Walker and Virgil Willoughby — have filed for re-election. Former councilman William Bennett, Julia Springsteen, who ran two years ago and finished eighth, Jamie Armstrong, who finished 10th in 2018, and newcomer Christy Gordon, also have filed for the general election.

Two state representative races on the fringes of Hardin County and with a few northern county precincts, also will have party affiliations decided during the June 23 primary election.

In the 26th District, Republican incumbent Russell Webber will meet Paul Ham with the winner facing Democratic candidate Randall Daniel in November.

In the 27th District, Democrats Brian Chism and Stacy Crosslin of Meade County will seek their party’s nomination to challenge first-term Republican Nancy Tate.

The Radcliff City Council race also is on the primary ballot because 13 candidates filed for the six council seats. Radcliff and Vine Grove use a system that trims the field to 12 – two times the num­ber of available seats – for the general election. However, Jacob Pearman officially withdrew May 4 taking the field to the required 12, all who will advance to the general election.

County Clerk Debbie Donnelly previously said ballots had been printed and absentee forms mailed prior to Pearman’s withdrawal and it was too late to amend the documents.

In Hardin County Schools Board Division 1, John Flanagan and Mark Casey will meet in November, as well as Kay Sharon and Thomas Steven Bland in Division 4. In Division 5, Dawn Johnson was the only candidate to file.

Incumbent Matt Wyatt was the only candidate to file for Elizabethtown In­de­pen­dent Schools election before Tuesday’s deadline.

Jeff D’Alessio can be reached at 270-505-1757 or

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