Unofficial results showed that out of 11,365 votes cast for Floyd County Sheriff, Blackburn was named on 8,250 of them, or 72 percent. His challengers both received less than 2,000 votes each, with Danny W. Martin, who ran as an independent, receiving 16 percent and Republican John F. Denkins gaining 11 percent of the vote.
Blackburn said that it has taken hard work and dedication to do the job and that that the people of Floyd County should be proud of their accomplishments.
"It is an honor to be elected for three consecutive terms in Floyd County," Blackburn said. "I would like to thank my supporters, voters, employees and family for believeing in me."
In the race for a seat as judge of the Court of Appeals, 7th appellate district, 2nd division, the race in Floyd County was the opposite of what it looked like in the rest of the district.
Janet L. Stumbo, who beat David A. Barber by gaining 62.4 percent of the votes, lost to Barber in Floyd County, with Barber capturing 53 percent of the vote.
Stumbo, who was on the the first woman to be elected to the Kentucky Supreme Court in 1993, lost her reelection bid for that position two years ago.