Turnout slightly eclipsed Secretary of State Trey Grayson’s pre-election prediction of 48 percent. Les Fugate of Grayson’s office says the higher number is not surprising.
House Speaker Pro Tem Larry Clark of Lousiville eked out a victory last night over Republican Brian Simpson to win re-election.
Democratic Sens. Mike Reynolds and David Boswell lost to Republicans Tuesday. Republicans also picked up the seat being vacated by Senate Minority Leader Ed Worley and held onto the seat being vacated by Sen. Gary Tapp.
Fugate says turnout, as expected, is strongest in Louisville and Lexington. Secretary of State Trey Grayson is predicting voter turnout statewide will be around 48 percent. The polls remain open until 6:00 pm, local time.
Polls open at 6:00 am local time Tuesday and close at 6:00pm.
There are contested races in more than 50 House districts. The Senate has 15 contested races, but President David Williams is confident Republicans will maintain control of that chamber.
Union officials say they will continue to work through the Governor’s Employee Advisory Council to address furloughs and other workplace issues of importance to state employees.
Conway goes head-to-head with Republican U-S Senate nominee Rand Paul in Tuesday’s election. In recent days, Paul has increased his lead over Conway in several polls.
Turnout in Kentucky was around 48 percent in 1998 and 2002, and those too were non-presidential election years with U.S. Senate races on the ballot. Turnout for the 2008 presidential election in Kentucky was 64 percent.
Dr. James Tidwell, head of the university’s aquaculture program, says the vessel will be used to research water quality and fish and freshwater mussel populations, and for graduate programs, like the master’s in environmental studies.