Several candidates took advantage of the newly passed bill that extended the filing deadline to run for political office on Monday.

Last week’s winter story saw the Christian County Clerk’s office close early on Thursday and remain closed on Friday, which was the final day to register. But swift action by the Kentucky legislature extended the deadline to Jan. 25 and five new candidates turned in paperwork on Monday — five of which will be running for constable and one for Hopkinsville city council.

Democrat Karen Bass registered to run for city council in Ward 3. She will be running against Republican Donald Marsh, who had previously registered.

Those that are new entries to various constable races include Republican Glenn Rickard (District 5), Republican Larry Bailey (District 4), Democrat Gene Glass (District 6), and Democrat Jim Smith (District 5).

The deadline for filing for partisan races that may require a primary is Jan. 25 at 4 p.m. The non-partisan filing deadline is June 7, 2022, at 4 p.m.

The primary election will be held on May 17, 2022 and the general election will be held on Nov. 8, 2022.

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