Boyle County voters elected Democrat Richard "Dickie" Mayes over Republican Ruth Ann Elliott to fill the District 1 Magistrate seat left vacant following the death of Mickey Harmon by a sizable margin Tuesday.
Mayes took 884 votes to Elliott's 432 in the district which includes part or all of the precincts in West Perryville, East Perryville, Mitchellsburg, Parksville and Bluegrass. It was the only contested race on the ballot in the county, but Matt Bottom received 144 votes to retain the vacant seat he was appointed to on the Perryville City Council earlier this year.
The county also voted heavily for the ticket of Governor Steve Beshear and Lieutenant Governor candidate Jerry Abramson. The incumbent governor got 3,407 total votes to 1,791 for Republican Senate President David Williams and running mate Richie Farmer, while Independent Gatewood Galbraith and Dea Riley received 993 votes.
Here is how the voting for the rest of the state offices went in Boyle County: