Betty Kelley Hart is first candidate to file for Bardstown City Council seat


Wednesday, May 30, 2018 –– Betty Kelley Hart, 61, of Bardstown, is the first person to file as a candidate for Bardstown City Council this year.

All six city council seats and the office of mayor will be on the Nov. 6, 2018 General Election ballot. They are non-partisan races.

According to the Kentucky State Board of Elections, candidates for city council must be 18 years of age, a resident of the city for not less than 1 year prior to his or her election, a qualified voter in the city, and plan to live in the city during their term of office.

City council members are elected to two-year terms of office. The office of mayor is also on the November ballot, though it is a four-year term.

Of the six current members of the Bardstown City Council, only one has made it clear he does not plan to see re-election. Councilman John Kelly Jr. — Betty Kelley Hart’s ex-husband — said he will not be seeking another term on the city council.

Hart is a Realtor with Demaree & Hubbard real estate in Bardstown.

The filing deadline for the non-partisan races on the November ballot is 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14.


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