CARTER COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- As precincts numbers came in during Tuesday's primary election, candidates and the curious shook their heads and bit their fingernails as numbers went back and forth.
Carter County had close races for County Judge Executive, Sheriff and Coroner.
The four-term Democrat incumbent Judge Executive Charles Wallace will go up against Republican newcomer Mike Malone. Malone says he's not a politician and proud of that "people are tired of the way things have been going, and I think they're ready for a change and they maybe ready for a politician that works to gain trust and to include all the citizens in Carter County's government."
Another close race was for Sheriff. Casey Brammell is the current Sheriff who will be the Democratic candidate in November, but he received 105 fewer votes than Republican candidate Jeffery May. Brammell and May have been life long friends but will face off against each other in November.
Both candidates for County Coroner were Democrats with no candidate from the Republican Party. George Sparks won out over William Waddell by only 325 votes. Sparks could be opposed by a write-in candidate in the November election.