Monthly landline phone fee for 911 services to be eliminated soon

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By Amanda Kelly, Staff Writer

The Grant County Fiscal Court plans to abolish a $1.99 monthly fee on landline phone bills for residents after previously approving a yearly $36 charge to keep 911 emergency dispatch services afloat. 

As landline phones become obsolete with the rise of mobile phones, Grant County’s 911 dispatch services faced serious funding issues. 

“We modeled this after a Campbell County ordinance,” said County Attorney Joe Taylor. “It had gone up to the [Kentucky] Supreme Court. It’s basically word-for-word.”

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