In 2 Kentucky races, it's a coin toss

AP News
Posted: Nov 07, 2014 8:57 AM

STANFORD, Ky. (AP) — Heads or tails? For four political hopefuls in central Kentucky, the choice meant winning or losing an election.

Simple coin tosses decided the winners in two tied races, both in rural Lincoln County.

The Advocate-Messenger ( reports that incumbent Randall Price and challenger Priscilla Manuel tied for fourth place in the four-seat race for Crab Orchard City Commission, with 113 votes apiece.

Manuel called tails, but the coin landed on heads. Price got the seat.

In the second race, challengers John W. Sallee Jr. and Peggy Denham Hester tied for sixth place in the six-seat race for Stanford City Council, each with 377 votes.

Hester called heads, but the coin landed on tails. Sallee won the seat.

County Clerk Sonny Spoonamore flipped the coin both times Thursday, with a small crowd gathered.


Information from: The (Danville, Ky.) Advocate-Messenger,