In both of Morgan’s only contested local races, the incumbents came out on top. In the Morgan County School Board Precinct 1 race, Jody V. Hipwell beat out opponent Lydia Nuttall by just 23 votes. The final count was 418 to 395. For the backyard neighbors, it was an interesting race from the primary vote earlier this year until Election Day. For School Board District 3, incumbent Ken A Durrant won with 427 votes over Clay Ivan Rich’s 295 votes. See this week’s The Morgan County News for the full story.