Voters in three Eastern Kentucky counties will choose a new circuit judge in November.
A special election will be held for the 41st Judicial Circuit First Division which covers Clay, Jackson and Leslie Counties.
Long-time Circuit Judge Cletus Maricle retired this month but remains on the bench right now as a senior judge.
Court officials say two candidates want the position so far, Attorney Alan Roberts and District Judge Oscar Gayle House.
Candidates have until August 14th to file.
The judge elected will serve until the next election which won't be until 2014.