All precincts have reported the results from the Tuesday, April 2 election, but one race — a heated contest for a seat on the Pike County R-III Board of Education — remains unresolved.
The success of a write-in campaign by ousted board member Greg Talbert may hinge on the votes cast in a small part of the district in Lincoln County. While Lincoln County has reported that 96 write-in votes were cast in the race, it has not reported whether they were cast for Talbert or for some other, non-certified candidate.
Talbert needs 56 of those votes to win. If those votes do not turn up, the election will go to incumbent Kimberly Hunter.
Lincoln County election officials said Wednesday morning that they would not report who those votes were cast for until they certify their election results Monday.
Polls closed at 7 p.m. Results listed below are unofficial; final results will be certified Friday at 1 p.m.. Winners are in bold and italicized.
For two three-year seats on the Pike County R-III Board of Education, which governs Clopton School and the Pike-Lincoln Technical Center (two will win):
Kimberly Hunter – 201
Linda Perrone – 35
Christy Kuntz – 453
Michele “Mickie” Henderson – 184
Greg Talbert (Write-in) – 146
Write-in (unprocessed) – 96. These ballots were cast in Lincoln County. They may represent additional votes for Talbert, or ineligible votes cast for a non-certified write-in candidate.
For one four-year term on the Pike County 911 Board representing the whole county:
Gregory L. Owens – 774
Kimberly Niffen – 378
Reesa Vanhooser – 694
For one four-year term on the Pike County 911 Board representing the eastern part of Pike County:
Rhonda Stolte Darnell – 355
Larry LaFave – 473
For two two-year terms on the Pike County 911 Board representing the eastern part of Pike County (top two win):
Andy Young – 325
Kevin Keely – 450
Bill Sterne – 477
For one four-year terms on the Pike County 911 Board representing the western part of Pike County:
Robert A. Jones – 157
Barbara Marshall Luckett – 80
Adam Johnston – 36
Mark Bair – 325
Holly Turner Leverenz – 534
For two two-year terms on the Pike County 911 Board representing the western part of Pike County (top two win):
Richard “Al” Murry – 504
Snookie Ward – 387
Whitney Long – 402
Clarence L. Henke – 304
For three two-year seats on the Village of Eolia for Board of Trustees (top three win):
John J. Burbridge – 89
Katheleen Watson – 90
Tim Graham – 80
Mick Harding – 93
For Proposition S, a bond issue for the Bowling Green School District (the issue had to pass with four-sevenths of the vote):
Yes – 761
No – 510
For Proposition 1, a tax increase in support of roads in the City of Frankford:
Yes – 34
No – 25