Trigg sees Booker photo

Senate candidate Charles Booker speaks at a campaign stop at Pikeville City Park on June 22 in Pikeville. Booker took a lead in the early Trigg County Democratic U.S. Senate primary results.

More than 850 voters came out to vote in the Kentucky Primary Election in Trigg County June 23 while more than 1,200 opted to mail in their ballots.

While the final totals will not be announced in the county until June 30, the preliminary poll numbers show Charles Booker took the early lead in the Democratic U.S. Senate primary. Booker received 126 votes with Amy McGrath taking 92. In the Republican U.S. Senate primary, Mitch McConnell received 416 votes.

In the race for the 1st District Court of Appeals, Chris McNeill currently leads with 257 votes; he is followed by Jenny Hines with 213, Judge Rene Williams with 126, and Jason Cothran trails with 69 votes.

“We were much busier than we expected,” said Trigg County Clerk Carmen Finley. “I’m glad that so many people got out and voted, and I am very pleased.”

The Trigg County Election Board will now tally all of the paper ballots and the absentee voting machine, over 2,000 ballots, before giving the unofficial numbers June 30.

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