Commonwealth Journal

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November 7, 2012

Glitch sends Pulaski election workers into frenzy late into evening


Somerset —

Sara Beth Gregory, in the 52nd House District; David Meade who succeeds Danny Ford in the 80th House District; Jeff Hoover in the 83 House District; and Tommy Turner in the 85th House District, all were unopposed for reelection. Gregory  got 1,521 votes in Pulaski County; Meade picked up 809; Hoover polled 5,972; and Turner collected 10,826, all complimentary votes.
Eddie F. Montgomery, unopposed for reelection as commonwealth’s attorney in the 28th Judicial District, got 21,209 complimentary votes, and George Flynn, also unopposed, received 21,601 complimentary votes for another term as Pulaski circuit clerk.
In small city elections, following are apparent winners:
Linda Hughes
Anthony W. “Tony” DePrato
Malissa Pitman Thacker
Pammela Sue Cordell
John Westberry
Sandy Pitman
Terry Wesley
Jeffrey W. Wesley
 Mike Hall
 David Phelps
 Bill Leslie
 Lula Jean Thompson-Burton
 Dwayne Sellers
 Willis H. Eadens
 Susi Brooks Lawson
 Joyce M. Gregory
 Winners were not announced from Eubank because vote totals are close and information from the Lincoln County precinct in Eubank was not available at presstime.
Herbert “Skip” Norfleet and Charles R. “Renny” Smith apparently were elected to the Science Hill Board of Education, and Jeff L. Perkins and Gretchen W. Cole apparently are winners in the Somerset Board of Education contest.
Don Minton, Barbara Fulcher Jones, Timothy Tarter and Jack DeBord were elected as Soil and Water Conservation District supervisors.
Some 19,500 Pulaski Countians voted “yes” and 2,644 voted “no” on a constitution amendment. The question was “Are you in favor of amending the constitution to state that the citizens of Kentucky have the personal right to hunt, fish and harvest wildlife, subject to laws and regulations that promote conservation and preserve the future of hunting and fishing, and to state that public hunting and fishing shall be a preferred means of managing and controlling wildlife?”
Somerset City Council contests and Pulaski County Board of Education winners are in other stories in this edition.

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