Kentucky Republicans had their sights set on winning control of the state House for the first time in 91 years. To do so, they needed to knock off several Democratic incumbents in our listening area. The following Democrats held on to their seats Tuesday evening:
7th Kentucky House in Union and parts of Daviess and Henderson Counties:
Democratic incumbent John Arnold Jr. appears to have narrowly defeated his GOP challenger Tim Kline, 50%-49.9%.
13th Kentucky House in Owensboro:
Democratic incumbent Jim Glenn looks to have held on to his Daviess County seat with a 50.8% to 49.2% win over Independent challenger Bill Barron.
24th Kentucky House in Casey, Marion, part of Pulaski counties
Democratic incumbent Terry Mills has beaten Republican challenger Bill Pickerill 59% to 40%.
So far, Democrats appear to be successfully fending off GOP efforts to take control of the Kentucky House.