THE RESULTS ARE IN: Gatton, Rentschler, Judy win local contested primaries

Tuesday’s primary election turn out may have been low, but nonetheless, votes were tallied and party candidates were selected.Gatton, who currently serves as the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department’s chief deputy, won the Republican sheriff’s race with 69 percent of the votes. “This has been a great experience — not only within the department, with with the whole community,” Gatton said. “A lot of people have helped me.“Not only have I grown as a department employee, but as a Whitley County leader as well.” “I am very pleased with the results,” Rentschler said. “We were cautiously optimistic, but you never know what’s going to happen.”Overall, there were 4,230 people who turned out to the polls out of 21,946 registered voters — 19 percent.For more detailed results of the election, visit read the rest of this story, see the May 7 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.