Walter wins Democratic sheriff race in Scott County; votes delayed in Bollinger County

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Incumbent sheriff Rick Walter has won the Democratic primary in Scott County, gaining re-election to the post he's held for two terms.

Walter took 2,047 votes to 526 for challenger Paul A. Johnson, police chief of Morley.

Another incumbent sheriff, Leo McElrath, faces a challenge from two -- Darrin Shell and Denny Cato -- in the Republican primary in Bollinger County.

However, the vote counting has been delayed by technical problems, and ballots are now being hand counted.

Look for updates later.

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