Confusion which caused two candidates for the position of constable to vacate their positions, was cleared up by the Jessamine County Fiscal Court in a special court meeting on July 10.
Because the two men, James Lewis and Bobby Wombles, were not sworn in and bonded in the amount of time specified by state law after their elections, they were forced to vacate their positions.
But, Fiscal Court learned that the Kentucky Legislature had approved an amendment to the law extending to 30-days -the time allowed for a person appointed to office to take the oath of office.
That amendment meant that Lewis and Wombles could keep their original positions.
Jessamine County Judge-Executive Wm. Neal Cassity reversed a previous order to vacate the positions, officially making Lewis the duly elected 3rd District Constable and Wombles the 4th District Constable.