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The 16th Kentucky Senate Race at a glance

Max Wise carries Adair, Clinton, Russell and Taylor Counties. Sara Beth Gregory wins in Cumberland, McQueary and Wayne. The vote with all seven counties reporting, is Wise - 14,037; Gregory, 11,743.
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By Ed Waggener

Max Wise of Campbellsville won an impressive victory tonight to capture the 16th Kentucky Senate seat, wresting it from incumbent Sara Beth Gregory by a margin of 2,284 votes district wide.

Wise carried 4 of the seven counties in the district, Adair County, Taylor County, Russell County the new counties in the district, by big margins, won Clinton County
by a narrow vote, and lost Cumberlandnarrowly.

Gregory won decisively in her home Wayne County, and in the district's most eastern county, McQueary Wise received 54.45 percent of the district wide vote, or 14,037; Gregory received 45.55%, or 11,743 votes.

For results for all counties, click to Results by County, then click on individual counties.

This story was posted on 2014-05-20 22:41:46
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Bear hugs and dancing in the street in Campbellsville

2014-05-20 - Main Street, Campbellsville, KY - Photo by Larry Smith. Campbellsville celebrated into the night with the victory by Max Wise in the Kentucky 16th Senate District. He's getting a big hug from 51st District Representative Bam Carney the middle of Main Street. Brothers BBQ restaurant furnished barbecue and the party was originally supposed to to held inside. When the large restaurant proved too small, Mayor Tony Young had two blocks of Main Street cordoned off. There hasn't been a celebration in Taylor County like this one in a long time. - LARRY SMITH, Operations Manager, Shoreline Communications - (FM 99.9 the Big Dawg and FM 92.7, the WAVE Radio Stations. )
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Street party in Campbellsville

2014-05-21 - E Main Street, Campbellsville, KY - Photo by Larry Smith.
"This was just a small a part of the crowd which turned Max Wise's victory in the 16th Senate District race into a street party, rivaling the 4th of July. People were here from all over the district to join the celebration. Brothers BBQ on Main Street furnished BBQ for the party, and Mayor Tony Young cordoned off Main Street for the occasion. Wise carried 4 of the 7 counties - winning Taylor County by 9 to 1, and Adair County and Russell County by 2-to-1 margins." - LARRY SMITH, Operations Manager, Shoreline Communications (The WAVE, 92.7 FM, and the 99.9 FM the Big Dawg).

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