A third candidate has joined the May Republican Primary race for sheriff, but probably not the one most people are anticipating.
Billy Rowe of Williamsburg filed early Friday afternoon in the Whitley County Clerk’s Office to run for sheriff.
He joins retired Kentucky State Police Detective Colan Harrell and former Sheriff Ancil Carter in the race.
So far incumbent Sheriff Lawrence Hodge hasn’t filed, but has indicated that he may file for re-election as early as next week.
Republican and Democratic candidates have until January 26 at 4 p.m. to file for office.