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Corinth may get Dollar General Store

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By Deborah Lucas Angel

Is a Dollar General Store (DGS) coming to a Corinth near you?
Discussion on Dollar General dominated the first meeting of 2013 for Corinth’s commissioners on Jan. 7.  

Along with talk about the DGS, an update on possibly rebuilding of Allen’s Grocery and the closing of the Backwoods Grill were discussed.

“I’m sure it’s been rumored and so on and so forth (about) the Dollar General Store.  We’ve been in contact with them for a little over two or three weeks now.  They’re the people that are looking at the …old car wash (on Highway 330).”  “The main problem when (they) got ready to sign their…contracts with the county (was) the county zoning ordinance says you have to have 5.5 parking spaces for every 1,000 square feet of interior space,” said Mayor Billy Hill.
Hill said DGS feels that 5.5 spaces is too much and that the normal four space requirement is adequate.

“To make a long story short they had a application to planning and zoning for that to be taken care of to be on this months meeting plan. “So, looks like it’s going to go through,” Hill said.
He said the city would have to strike through their ordinance and ask for a text amendment to allow the 4 spaces instead of five.
“Hopefully, if all else goes the way it should, we may have a Dollar General Store down here in the near future,” Hill said.
On Dec. 13, the Corinth Board of Adjustments met and considered Allen’s Grocery request for a provisional variance, which was subsequently approved.  

According to Hill, Allen’s’ must now submit his site plan to the Grant County Planning Commission before any further steps can be taken either by the county or city.  The earliest it could be on the planning commission’s agenda would be February.  
The Backwoods Grill has gone out of business.  
In other business, Hill said two repairs were necessary for the sewer system.  First, an electric post apparently fell over and Kentucky Utility cut the electric wires going to the meter for the system, which has been replaced but were waiting on KU to reconnect the electric.  Also, a 20-foot section of galvanized pipe needs to be replaced at the main sewer manhole at the treatment plant.