With many hotly contested general election races, seven races were given a closer eye to see if the votes were counted correctly.

Two state House of Representative races with Madison County districts will be among seven contests recanvassed Thursday at 9 a.m., according to word from Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes' office.

Composition of the Madison Fiscal Court will remain unchanged for the next four years, if results tabulated Tuesday night hold.

Sen. Jared Carpenter, a Republican from Berea, won a third four-year term representing the 34th District in the state Senate on Tuesday, with 61.8 percent of the vote.

The votes are in and the citizens have spoken and elected Bruce Fraley Mayor of Berea, defeating incumbent Steve Connelly who held the seat for 16 years and local businessman Charles Arnold.

After the votes were counted Tuesday, it was a red tide and not a blue wave that washed over the contests for State House of Representatives serving portions of Madison County after four of five seats were claimed by the GOP, though not all were claimed by large margins.

With a margin of slightly more than one percent, Republican attorney David M. Fernandez defeated Madison Circuit Clerk Allee Combs Whicker on Tuesday.

Incumbent Billy Ackerman, Democrat, will remain Madison County's property valuation administrator for another term after winning by a little more than 3 percent of the vote in Tuesday night's general election.

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) -- Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Barr won a fourth term in Kentucky's 6th Congressional District, defeating Democrat and former Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath on Tuesday in a district that President Donald Trump won by double digits in 2016.

Democrat incumbent Mike Coyle and lifelong Madison County resident beat newcomer Rick Johnson in the race for Madison County sheriff Tuesday night.


After 16 years serving on the Richmond City Commission, Robert Blythe was named Richmond's mayor elect. Voters made the decision by a margin of 661 votes with Blythe having 4,661 to challenger Jim Newby's 4,000.

There will be a new jailer for Madison County come next year.

Lines of voters surrounded various polling stations across Madison County Tuesday as citizens from both sides of the political aisles exercised their right to vote.

While Richmond residents Betsy Burch and Wayne Robinson don't completely agree with the candidates they plan to vote for, each knows who they'll pick in the tightly contested Sixth Congressional district race.

Madison County is home to about 91,226 people, as well as two well-known institutions of higher education, Eastern Kentucky University and Berea College. The central Kentucky county has made its mark in various fields, including industry, education, medicine, farming and the arts, and this y…

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