The long-time Judge-Executive in Nelson County is facing competition as he seeks another term in office.
Nelson County Judge-Executive Dean Watts is a Democrat who has held that office since 1994 and has filed for re-election.
Watts faces a challenge in the Democratic primary from Kenny Fogle, whose experience includes serving as executive director of the United Way of Nelson County and 27 years with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
The one Republican who has filed, so far, for the Nelson County Judge-Executive position is Don Thrasher.
The statewide deadline for candidates to file is Jan. 30. Primary elections will be held on May 22 and the general election on Nov. 6.