Voter Turnout to Reach 50 Percent in Western KY

Nov 2, 2010

Smithland, KY – Voters steadily stream in to the polls in Kentucky today. Les Fugate of the Secretary of State's office says as expected turnout is strongest in Louisville and Lexington. In Western Kentucky, Graves, McCracken, and Livingston County election officials expect turnout to reach or exceed 50 percent. Livingston County Clerk Carroll Walker says an alcohol referendum in Smithland is bringing more people out.

"We're right here in Smithland, and Smithland's divided into two precincts, and we've had a big turnout at both, mainly because of that."

Walker says the Sheriff's race, with three candidates, is also drawing voters. Secretary of State Trey Grayson is predicting voter turnout statewide will be around 48 percent. The polls remain open until 6:00 pm.