Trigg County Clerk Carmen Finley will serve a second term in office after beating back a second challenge from Melissa Burgess. Finley won with 3,364 votes compared to 2,518 for Burgess.
Finley won nine of the 14 precincts, including the North Cadiz #1 precinct by 268 votes. Burgess won both the Linton-Maggie and East Montgomery precinct by one vote, carried the Canton #1 precinct by 25 votes, and the Bethesda precinct by 35 votes. The two were tied in the Hamtown precinct.
Finley says she is looking forward to again serving the citizens of Trigg County.
Finley defeated Burgess in the 2014 Democratic Primary with 52-percent of the vote and was elected Trigg County Clerk in November following the retirement of Doris McGill.