Kentucky State Senate

Democrat Reggie Thomas has won election to the state Senate from Lexington's 13th District.

FRANKFORT, Ky.  -- Republican state senators are expected to choose their chamber's next president in a meeting Tuesday in Frankfort

GOP Floor Leader Robert Stivers of Manchester is seeking the post as is independent Sen. Bob Leeper of Paducah.

The election was triggered by the resignation earlier this month of longtime Senate President David Williams, who gave up his Senate seat to accept a judicial appointment in southern Kentucky.