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2 races in central Ky. decided by coin toss

STANFORD, KY (AP) -

A coin toss has decided the winner in two separate races for candidates seeking a spot on a central Kentucky city board.

There were ties in races for the Crab Orchard City Commission and the Stanford City Council, both in Lincoln County.

The Advocate-Messenger (http://bit.ly/1x90Ug6) reports Lincoln County Clerk Sonny Spoonamore performed a pair of coin flips to determine the winner in both cases.

In the Crab Orchard race, challenger Priscilla Manuel called tails, but the coin landed on heads and the seat was given to incumbent Randall Price.

In the Stanford race, Peggy Denham Hester called heads but the coin landed on tails and so John Sallee Jr. got the seat.

County Attorney Daryl Day said the situation shows the importance of voting in local elections.

Information from: The (Danville, Ky.) Advocate-Messenger, http://www.centralkynews.com/amnews

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