Presidential polling station opens in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- John McCain has received the first in-person vote cast in the presidential election in Kentucky.

Louisville Republican Bobbie Holsclaw was first in line Thursday at a polling station where she voted for the GOP nominee. Democrat Greg Dearing quickly neutralized Holzclaw's choice by voting for Democratic nominee Barack Obama.

Kentuckians trickled into polls in storm-battered Louisville on Thursday to cast what will be among the first in-person votes in the presidential race.

Kentucky remained under a state of emergency five days after remnants of Hurricane Ike blew through with 75 mph winds that downed trees, knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of families and delayed presidential voting by a day.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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