Darren Doyle, story:
All the ballots have been finalized and counted for the District 3 Magistrate race, which was the only contested local race in Edmonson County this election. The race for District 3 (Rocky Hill/Cedar Springs area) was write-in only.
Tarter, a democrat who was appointed by Governor Andy Beshear in July after the passing of Republican incumbent Clark Wood, won a tight race over republican challenger B.J. Honeycutt by only 12 votes, 143-131, who had moved into second place on Tuesday night. Today, all mail-in ballots were processed and counted by the Edmonson County Election Board at the County Clerk's Office to make the final tally.
Tarter claimed 42.1% of the district vote while Honeycutt took 38.6%.
There were four other candidates in the race who garnered votes: