Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

May 21, 2014

Wallace, Malone to face off this fall

From staff reports

May 21, 2014 —

Carter County Judge-Executive Charles Wallace defeated two Democratic primary opponents Tuesday to set up a November general election contest with Republican nominee Mike Malone, who outpolled Kevin (Mooch) McDavid.


Wallace, who is seeking a fourth term, received 1,354 votes to 1,258 for Millard Cordle and 530 for Chester “Chuck” Highley.


Malone won the nomination with 1,212 votes. McDavid, a former sheriff now serving as Grayson’s police chief, had 850 votes.


County Clerk Mike Johnston said just 30 percent of voters participated in the county’s 26 precincts.


The Coroner's race was the only one where an incumbent was ousted. Current coroner George Sparks received 1,662 votes to William Waddell's 1,987.


Sheriff Casey Brammell won the Democratic nomination for his office, defeating three opponents. He will face Jeffrey May in November.


Vote totals for sheriff were Brammell 1,266; Keith Hill 956; Donald Beller 190; and R. D. Porter 1,220.


In the Republican primary for sheriff, May won with 1,371 votes to 541 for Meek.


Other races in the Democratic primary involved three magisterial seats.


In District 2, incumbent Clarence “Sonny” Fankell lost to former magistrate James O. Wilburn, 331 to 220. Randy “Roadside” McGuire received 293 votes.


In District 3, former sheriff Carl “Wes” Walker lost to Mark Miller with Larry Martin finishing third. Vote totals were Walker 288; Miller 390; and Martin 61.


In District 4, incumbent Clifford “Sodbuster” Roe won the nomination with 302 votes. Other totals were Bill Reynolds 260; R. “Rocky” Kiser 222; and Jefery D. Fite 40.


Three magisterial nominations were at stake in the Republican primary.


In District 1, Chris Huddle defeated Nicholas Lynn Wilburn, 258 to 131.


In District 3, Eugene Tussey lost to Larry E. Knipp, 170 to 229.


In District 5, incumbent Brandon Burton turned back two challengers, William “Bill” Webb and Paul Richards. Vote totals were Burton, 287; Webb 203; and Richards 18.