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Doug Ponder
Republican state representative candidate Brandon Reed (right) calculates the totals as they came in after the polls closed last Tuesday. Reed won the republican primary for the 24th district representative seat and he will face Democrat incumbent Terry Mills in November. Also pictured with Reed is Kaye Whitlock.
Wild election in LaRue

With all the other races decided by large margins in LaRue County, the race for the democrat candidate for state Senate District 5 came down to a difference of 103 votes.

Democrat Ricky Alvey narrowly beat Democrat Leslie Stith 878 (53.12%) to 775 (46.88%) votes. However, Stith was the overall winner in the district with 5,470 (52.29%) to 4,990 (47.71%) votes. In the 2016 General Election in November, Stith will face Republican Steve Meredith, who was unopposed in the Primary Election.