The make-up of several local city councils was decided in the election.
Oak Grove City Council will be made up of Janet Edwards, James McKnight, Bea Burt, Randy Pierce, Tim Johnson and write-in candidate Jean Leavell—who narrowly edged out Jan O’Brien by one vote.
Crofton City Council will include Randy Hunt, Lewis Croft, Brenda West, Gregory Owen, Anthony Durham and Reta Fleming.
The four Pembroke City Commissioners will be David Rule, Jeanette Aldridge, Sherry Byerline and Sharon Walker.
Elkton City Council will be comprised of incumbents Eugene Jefferson, David Powell, Danny Laster, Jimmy Scott and newcomer David Haley. Cindy Sidebottom was the only incumbent to not make the top six.
Guthrie City Council members will be George Winters, James Covington, Albert Thomas, Norma Johnson, David England and Mary King.
Voter turnout has been heavy through the day in Christian County, with extra ballots needed for at least one precinct.
Christian County Clerk Mike Kem says the Crofton precinct came close to running out of ballots sometime early in the afternoon.
Kem says the only other issue in the afternoon at a precinct was a miscommunication about the ballot when the voter didn’t see the school board race.
What could have been a problem late in the morning turned out to be a non-issue, according to Kem, who says a good cleaning fixed a machine at St. John United Methodist Church.
The morning started with a couple of problems with handicapped voter machines in Lafayette and Herndon—though solutions were found quickly.
Nathan Dean is a poll worker at the Christian County Courthouse precinct and says it’s been a smooth day.
Voting in Todd County has been heavy and smooth.
County Clerk Kim Chapman says they’ve been problem free and are seeing a good turnout.
All Todd County voters have a State Senate and State House election to cast a ballot in this time around. There are seven candidates running for six seats on Elkton City Council and 11 running for six seats on Guthrie City Council.
Todd County features 13 precincts.
It looks like the voter turnout in Trigg County will be on the high end, with only one minor problem reported there early.
Trigg County Clerk Dorris McGill says there’s been a consistent flow of voters at that county’s 14 precincts.
Ms. McGill said the one voting machine problem reported early was quickly fixed.
Trigg County features races for State Representative, State Senate and Circuit Court Clerk.
Polls close at 6pm, though anyone in line at 6 will be allowed to vote. Our live election coverage will begin at 6 on all of the whop family of stations.
State officials are reminding citizens to be on the look out for voter fraud or anything unusual concerning the voting process today.
Kentucky residents wanting to report voter fraud are urged to call the Election Fraud Hotline at 1-800-328-VOTE.
In addition to the Election Fraud Hotline, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has enlisted investigators to monitor polling precincts across the state to immediately respond to voting irregularities and complaints.
The Office of the Attorney General has jurisdiction to investigate and prosecute violations of the Kentucky Election laws.
Officials with Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area are inviting the public to come out and experience the newly constructed Central Hardwoods Scenic Trail.
Land Between The Lakes’ Trails Manager, Bill Ryan says the design of the trail is family friendly with smooth surfaces, gentle grades, and trailside rest areas.
Ryan added that the paved 3.2 miles of the eastern portion of the trail provides shoreline views of Lake Barkley as well as wildlife viewing opportunities in adjacent open areas.
Meanwhile, the 8.5 miles of the central and western portions of the trail were developed using a compacted stone surface with visitors able to explore rolling hills and ridge tops of a central hardwood forest ecosystem.
The Central Hardwoods Scenic Trail is the result of a mitigation project for the completed four-lane highway with Trails Unlimited, one of the Forest Service’s 17 Enterprise Units, helping with the design and construction of the trail.
A joint investigation is now underway after an elderly Clarksville woman was found deceased in a residential fire Monday night.
Police and Fire Investigations are working in unison to determine the cause of the residential fire, which claimed the life of 80-year old Carolyn Hinton of Trahern Terrace.
Police say on Monday, around 11:07 p.m. emergency responders were called the scene of a residential fire at 10 Trahern Terrace.
Emergency personnel were on the scene shortly after receiving the call with the house already fully engulfed in flames.
Members with Clarksville Fire Rescue entered the residence, and found Hinton nonresponsive and efforts to revive her were unsuccessful and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police and fire investigators are working together to determine the source and cause of the fire with the deceased taken to the Medical Examiner’s office in Nashville to determine the cause of death.