The voters of Owen County have rejected a proposal that would have expanded alcohol sales.
The final tally was 1,522 votes cast for expanded alcohol sales and 1,792 voting no, a difference of 270 votes.
Owen County Clerk Joan Kincaid said she expected a 53-percent turnout early Tuesday. When all the results were official, only 44 percent of registered voters cast their ballots.
Steve Delaney, one of the leaders of Citizens for a Dry Owen County, said he is pleased with the margin of victory.