Incumbent Republican Scott County Coroner John Goble, running while underneath an indictment's shadow, narrowly defeated Democrat Lane Crawley in Tuesday's election.
Goble garnered 10,658 votes, or 51.3 percent, to Crawley's 10,111 votes, or 48.7 percent — a 547-vote margin.
A Scott County grand jury indicted Goble in early June for several charges primarily centered around ammunition allegedly stolen from a Kentucky State Police armory. Goble is a retired state trooper who has served nearly two decades as coroner.
No date has been set for Goble's trial.
Goble last won election in 2014, as a Democrat. He switched parties two years ago.
Goble's victory was part of a near-sweep of Scott County's constitutional offices by Republicans, who became the county's majority party in terms of voter registrations this summer.
Incumbent Democratic Circuit Court Clerk Karen Boehm fell victim to Republican Tina Duncan Foster. The challenger attracted 12,078 votes, or 56.7 percent, to 9,223 votes, or 43.3 percent for Boehm.
In the commonwealth's attorney's race, Republican Sharon Muse defeated Democrat Keith Eardley. In Scott County, Muse drew 12,434 votes to 8,665 for Eardley. Her tally grew to 16,920 votes to Eardley's 11,843 votes when the 14th Judicial District's other counties — Woodford and Bourbon — were added in.
But the Republicans fell short in the race for property valuation assessor, where Democratic incumbent Tim Jenkins edged Mara Maybry 50.1 percent to 49 percent.
Unchallenged Tuesday were GOP incumbents County Clerk Rebecca Johnson, winning her third term; Sheriff Tony Hampton, also winning his third term; and Jailer Derran Broyles, winning a second term.