(Versailles, Ind.) - Tom Grills will serve a second term as the sheriff of Ripley County.
The Republican incumbent enjoyed a comfortable lead as results trickled in Tuesday night, eventually ending with a 62 to 38 percent final total over Democrat challenger Bill Dramann.
“Just glad to be able to continue the best service possible to the community and I thank all the voters for their support,” Grills said in an e-mail.
Dee Dee Kaiser, an incumbent, won the District 1 County Council race over Jerry Taul 68 to 32 percent.
There were two school board races in the South Ripley. Tim Taylor earned 58.8 percent of the vote in defeating Denise Fields in District 2. James D. Miller won District 4 with 66.5 percent.
Voter turnout in Ripley County came to 42.8 percent of 20,103 registered voters. Fifty-six percent voted a straight Republican ticket, 39 percent straight Democrat, and four percent Libertarian.