Barring unforseen circumstances, Gina Lyle will be the next Henry County Circuit Court Clerk.
Tuesday night, Lyle defeated challenger Nick Hawkins 1072 to 927.
The pace of the race remained neck and neck until Lyle the final two precincts — Campbellsburg and Gest. Campellsburg was the next to last to report in. There, Lyle won with 162 votes to Hawkins’ 53.
Early in the evening, Hawkins came to the Henry County Courthouse, hugged Lyle and wished her luck. The sentiment was reciprocated.