There will be two new Christian County School Board members next year.
Incumbent District 2 School Board member Betsy Glover fell 1,623-1,239 to Teresa Moss after serving two years in the seat.
Meanwhile, Sara Shepherd defeated Clayton Boyd 1,639-1,488 in District 1 to fill the seat left by Shelia Cottrell who chose not to run for another term.
Trigg County Judge-Executive Stan Humphries will only hold that title for about two more months, as he defeated former Congressman Carroll Hubbard for the First District State Senate seat.
Judge Humphries won 1,858 votes overall in the seven counties—including a resounding win in his home of Trigg that made him proud.
Fulton was the only county won by Hubbard.
It came as no surprise to anyone when Congressman Ed Whitfield won another term against long shot Charles Hatchett.
Congressman Whitfield out-paced the Democrat Hatchett by over a two to one margin across the vast First District, including a win by over eight thousand votes in Christian County.
The Congressman also won every county in the Pennyrile and Purchase Regions. He has represented the district since 1995.
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.