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Candidates hope to unseat mayors



New and incumbent candidates have filed to run for mayor in the cities of Fleming-Neon, Jenkins and Whitesburg.

Joe DePriest, Letcher County’s current economic director, has filed to run against Jenkins Mayor G.C. Kincer.

Letcher County Central High School Band Director Jason Griffith filed papers in the Letcher County Court Clerk’s office to run for mayor of Whitesburg.

Joe Brown is a candidate for the office of mayor of Fleming-Neon.

As of Tuesday evening, Whitesburg Mayor James W. Craft and Fleming Neon Mayor Susie Polis had not filed for re-election. The two incumbents have until 4 p.m. on August 12 to file.

Eddie Bentley is the only person to have filed so far to run for a seat on the Whitesburg City Council.

Randy Bailey has filed to run for a seat on the Letcher County Conservation District Board.



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