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Time to step up to the plate

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By The Staff

Tomorrow is the last day for candidates to file to run in the May 20 Primary Election.

On a local basis, the ballot includes races for Campbellsville City Council and 51st District State Representative.

The State Representative's race will be particularly interesting as incumbent Russ Mobley, a Republican, is not seeking re-election. Instead, two other Republicans - Russell Montgomery and Asa James Swan - have filed to run. No Democrat had filed papers as of press deadline for this edition.

If you're interested in state government, now is as good a time as any to make your case.

As for the Council race, there are 12 seats that will be open. As of last week, though, not even all the incumbents had filed to run, and there were no new names on the list either.

From an unsuccessful annexation attempt to the as yet unresolved battle against public smoking, Council members have tackled some hot topics over the past couple of years.

But in order for the City Council race to appear on the Primary ballot, 25 candidates must file. That's not looking too likely at this point.

But, if you're interested, and are at least 21 years old and have lived in the City for at least a year prior to the November General Election, there are filing papers available at the County Clerk's office.

In addition to the few local offices, voters will see races for President, U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator on the ballot.

If you don't like how your governments, be it City, State or Federal, are run, then now is your time to step up to the plate.

And the rest of us will listen to what you have to say.