Johnson County voters elect new Judge Executive and Sheriff

JOHNSON COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - The end of an era and the beginning of another.

"We've been blessed with good staff and I'm ready for a break," said Dwayne Price.

For 8 years, Price served as the sheriff in Johnson County.

"I'll say this about even the ones that didn't vote for me, I have enjoyed this job," Sheriff Price pointed out.

Tuesday night, voters in Johnson County elected a new sheriff, Doug Saylor.

"I would hope that he would hammer just like we have on the drugs," said Price.

Democrat Mark Mckenzie beat his opponent Republican Roger "Tucker" Daniel in the race for Judge Executive.

"Last night was a great night for us. Of course, we were so humbled by the support we received," recalled McKenzie.

"Just really excited about the future. A lot of emotion. Humility obviously. Very humbled by the support but at the same time, we are excited about the future," said the Judge Executive Elect.

McKenzie says keeping an eye on the future is key for success during his upcoming time in office.

"Those core services, we want to deliver those obviously to the highest level possible. But at the same time we also want to focus on planning for the future," explained McKenzie.

While Price says there is one thing he is going to miss about being sheriff.

"I think what I will miss most is the people. The people that work here and the people we partnered with in the community that volunteered on our projects. That's what I'll miss the most," said Price.

We reached out to Doug Saylor and "Tucker" Daniel but were not able to talk with them today.

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