A long time Russell County office holder has filed for re-election and will apparently be unopposed next year.
Circuit Clerk Tony Kerr, who was first elected in 1993, filed for re-election on November 8th. Under Kentucky law, a person seeking the office of Circuit Clerk must first pass a test administered by the Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts. One person from Russell County did register to take the test which was given last week in Frankfort. However, WJRS News has learned that no person successfully passed the exam so, therefore, Kerr will be unopposed and re-elected next year for an additional six-year term.
Kerr, who has been very active in civic events in the community for many years, has also served as a board member for the Kentucky Trust for Life and has been chairman of the Russell County Blood Drive for almost 40 years. The Circuit Clerk’s office is the local administrative arm of the Kentucky Judicial system.