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Down ballot results for far western Ky. in 2024 Primary Election

This story has been updated.

Down ballot races across western Kentucky were decided during Tuesday's Primary Election, which also saw voters cast ballots for U.S. president and other state and federal offices.

Paducah attorney Jenny Hines and James Mills — the 1st Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney for McCracken County who was recently appointed as interim district judge — defeated two other opponents in a nonpartisan primary for the district judge seat in the 2nd Judicial District’s 2nd Division. They’ll face off in November after defeating Craig Newbern Jr. and S. Scott Marcum.

Also, former Kentucky Court of Appeals Judge Donna Dixon beat out sitting McCracken County commissioner and local attorney Eddie Jones in a race for Commonwealth’s Attorney in the 2nd Judicial Circuit.

In Christian County, four of the seven Republican primary races for Hopkinsville City Council went against the incumbents, according to preliminary results from the Christian County Clerk’s Office.

The Hoptown Chronicle reports that Ward 1 Councilwoman Natasha Francis lost to challenger Vance Smith; Ward 9 Councilwoman Jamie Lynn Lienberger lost to Brittanie Bogard; Ward 10 Councilman Steve Keel lost to Michael A. Velez Sr.; and Ward 12 Councilman Matthew Handy lost to Elizabeth Draude.

Bogard will face off with Ward 9’s Democratic Primary winner Angelique Victor. Velez will face Democrat Andra Gold, who won the Ward 10 primary for the party.

Former city police chief Clayton Sumner won the Ward 7 GOP primary. Meanwhile, Ward 4 and 5’s Republican incumbents Chuck Crabtree and Amy Craig defeated challengers in their wards.

Just north, in Hopkins County, the field is now set for the Madisonville City Council race in November.

Voters in Madisonville cast ballots in three wards, picking the top two candidates from each to advance to the general election. Charles Kington and Misty Cavanaugh will compete for Ward 1. Marvin Hightower and Jimmy Young for Ward 2. And Larry Noffsinger and Timothy Trice for Ward 4.

A native of western Kentucky, Operle earned his bachelor's degree in integrated strategic communications from the University of Kentucky in 2014. Operle spent five years working for Paxton Media/The Paducah Sun as a reporter and editor. In addition to his work in the news industry, Operle is a passionate movie lover and concertgoer.
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