SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In the battle for First District magistrate, there will be a race between a total newcomer to the political circles and a man who has served several terms on fiscal court.
The winner will replace Ruthie Ashbaugh, the current magistrate in the district that runs from western Bullitt County to Mount Washington.
Michael Thomas was unopposed in the Democratic primary. This is his first political race.
Dennis Mitchell won the Republican primary over Ashbaugh in an attempt to return to fiscal court, where he served 13 years.