Seven people - including five incumbents - will vie for the six open seats on the Lancaster City Council in the general election Nov. 2.
Incumbents Cecilia Adams, Daniel Napier, Donna Murphy Powell, Randy Stathers and Jesse Wagoner will run for re-election against Donald Rinther and Ronald Smallwood.
Walter Lee Arnold, who was appointed to serve out the term of Delmer Warren, will not seek the seat. Warren resigned to move out of the area.
Because state law mandates a minimum number of candidates based on the number of seats available, there will be no primary in May.
According to Garrard County Clerk Stacy May, the law requires double the number of candidates, plus one, for primaries. In Lancaster's case, six open seats mean there would have to be 13 candidates to hold a primary.
No candidates filed, according to the county clerk's office.
Only one race in Mercer County has opposition. By 4 p.m. Tuesday, two people had filed for the Democratic Party's nominee to become judge-executive. Incumbent John Trisler, 61, of 728 Kirkwood Road, Salvisa, is being challenged by Larry R. Peyton, 52, of 555 Unity Road.
Trisler was appointed by then Gov. Paul Patton to succeed the late Charles McGinnis until the next primary or general election.
No Republican filed for the job, so the winner of the primary election in May will be the judge-executive for the remainder of McGinnis' term.
The four incumbents were the only people to file for election to Harrodsburg City Commission, so they are, in essence, re-elected.
They are Kevin Perkins, 40, of 551 Chesapeake Drive; Jack Springate, 60, of 376 VanArsdell Drive; Eddie Long, 57, of 810 E. Lexington St.; and Joe Hood, 61, of 202 Park Ave.