The field of candidates in Grayson County's 2018 elections slimmed down dramatically following the Tuesday, May 22 Primary Election.

In the Republican Primary for Grayson County Judge/Executive, incumbent Kevin Henderson defeated current District 4 Magistrate Jason Dennis. Henderson received 3,551 votes (70.81 percent) to Dennis's 1,464 (29.19 percent). There are no Democrats running for this position, so Henderson will be unopposed in the November General Election.

Rick Embry and Kevin Pharis will face off in November for the position of Leitchfield Mayor. They were the top two vote-getters Tuesday, with Pharis receiving 461 votes (33.48 percent) and Embry receiving 423 votes (30.72 percent). As for their opponents, Charlie Elmore received 243 votes (17.65 percent); Margaret Alvey-Fey received 171 votes (12.42 percent), and David Higdon received 79 votes (5.74 percent).

In the Republican Primary for Grayson County Attorney, Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Jeremy Logsdon unseated incumbent Clay Ratley. Logsdon defeated Ratley for the County Attorney position with 3,023 votes (60.59 percent) to Ratley's 1,966 (39.41 percent). No Democratic candidates are running for this position, so Logsdon will be unopposed in the November General Election.

In the Republican Primary for Grayson County Clerk, Charlotte Willis defeated Jaime Layman Bratcher with 3,622 votes (72.91 percent) to Bratcher's 1,346 votes (27.09 percent). Willis will now face off against Democrat Becky Mercer, whom was unopposed in the Primary Election, in November's General Election for the position of Grayson County Clerk. Current County Clerk Sherry Weedman will retire at the conclusion of her term.

Grayson County will also see an entirely new Fiscal Court in January.

In the Republican Primary for 1st District Magistrate, Robby Higdon defeated incumbent Harold Johnson. Higdon received 382 votes (60.35 percent), and Johnson received 251 votes (39.65 percent). No Democratic candidates are running for this position, so Higdon will be unopposed in November.

In the Republican Primary for 2nd District Magistrate, Darin Whitely defeated incumbent Presto Gary. Whitely received 487 votes (55.66 percent), and Gary received 388 votes (44.34 percent). No Democratic candidates are running for this position, but Independent James Thomason, Jr., has filed his intent to run for the position. Thomason has until Aug. 14 to garner 100 signatures, and, if he does, he will be placed on the General Election ballot in November. 

In the Republican Primary for 3rd District Magistrate, Tommy Higdon received the most votes over his three opponents. Higdon received 319 votes (35.72 percent) to Terry Hayes' 219 (24.52 percent), Randy Joyce's 204 (22.84 percent), and Stephen Votaw's 151 (16.91 percent). There are no Democratic candidates running for this position, so Higdon will be unopposed in November.

In the Republican Primary for 4th District Magistrate, Damon Hornback received the most votes over his three opponents. Hornback received 349 votes (42.77 percent) to Ronnie Smith's 275 (33.70 percent), Ricky Paul's 146 (17.89 percent), and Greg Crawford's 46 (5.64 percent). Hornback will face Democrat Steve Alvey, whom was unopposed in the Primary Election, this November in the General Election.

In the Republican Primary for 5th District Magistrate, Brian Ashley received the most votes over his two opponents. Ashley received 399 votes (48.60 percent) to Hank Meredith's 269 (32.76 percent) and Curtis Grant's 153 (18.64 percent). Ashley will face Democrat Leslie Allen Gibson, whom was unopposed in the Primary Election, in this November's General Election.

In the Republican Primary for 6th District Magistrate, Neal Saltsman received the most votes over his four opponents. Saltsman received 291 votes (31.32 percent) to Gary "Cookie" Cook's 269 (28.96 percent), Dennis McCrady's 223 (24 percent), Travis Rainey's 82 (8.83 percent), and Paul Witten's 64 (6.89 percent). Saltsman will face Democrat Barry Cannon, whom was unopposed in the Primary election, in the General Election this November.

In the Republican Primary for 2nd District Constable, Alvin Dockery defeated Doran Burgin. Dockery received 602 votes (72.18 percent) to Burgin's 232 (27.82 percent). No Democrats are running for this position, so Dockery will be unopposed in November.

In the Republican Primary for 5th District Constable, Mark Stanton received the most votes over his two opponents. Stanton received 447 votes (56.65 percent) to Mark Williams' 207 (26.24 percent) and Herb Popham's 135 (17.11 percent). No Democrats are running for this position, so Stanton will be unopposed in November.

In the Democratic Primary for United States Representative in Congress (2nd Congressional District of Kentucky), Hank Linderman received a total of 14,516 votes (30.02 percent), defeating his three opponents. In Grayson County, Linderman received 361 votes (41.07 percent) to Brian Pedigo's 198 (22.53 percent), Grant Short's 161 (18.32 percent), and Rane Eir Olivia Sessions' 159 (18.09 percent). Linderman will face incumbent Republican Brett Guthrie, whom ran unopposed in Tuesday's Primary Election, in the General Election in November.