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Government

  • MLK HOLIDAY OBSERVED:

    Several government offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 17 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

    The following will be closed:
    Corinth City Building
    Grant County Courthouse
    Grant County Judicial Center
    Grant County Public Library
    Grant County Extension Office
    Grant County Health Dept.

    The Grant County News office will also be closed on Jan. 17.

  • Sewer rates on rise

    For the second time in a year, Dry Ridge residents soon will be paying more for sewer services.

    The city council approved increased rates during its Jan. 3 meeting to help pay for construction on a new $15 million sewer plant on KY 36 in Williamstown.

    Construction on the facility is about 55 percent complete and will have a capacity of 1.5 million gallons when finished later this year.

  • On the Job

    Rick Skinner has a vision and it involves the future of  Grant County’s largest city.

    Skinner found himself in a new role on Jan. 3 when he moved from being a city council member into sitting behind the desk of the Williamstown mayor’s office.

    Skinner replaces Glenn Caldwell, who served as mayor for 12 years. Caldwell opted not to run for mayor, but did seek a seat on the city council, which he won in the November election.

  • New Year’s Eve is deadline to change voter registration

    Citizens who want to change their party registration in time to vote for that party in the May primary have until Dec. 31 to do so.

  • Thousands spent on political campaigns

    Several local politicians raised thousands of dollars in hopes of getting elected during the Nov. 2 general election.

    Grant County Judge-Executive Darrell Link, who won re-election by less than 50 votes against Republican challenger Steve Wood, raised and spent the most money.

    Link totaled $32,982 in receipts while spending $28,025, according to the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance Web site.

  • Commission approves zone change for Ark site

    The Grant County Planning Commission, in an 8 to 2 vote, gave their approval to a recommendation for a zone change from Industrial 1 and 2, to PUD, (Planned Unit Development) on property on Ky. 36, just off the Williamstown I-75 exit.

  • Holiday closings

    The following Grant County offices will observe these holiday schedules:

    • City of Corinth – closed Dec. 22-25, reopen Dec. 27; closed Dec. 31
    • City of Crittenden – closed Dec. 24 and Dec. 27; closed Dec. 31
    • City of Dry Ridge – closed Dec. 23, 24; closed Dec. 30, 31 (All taxes and water bills are due by 5 p.m. Dec. 29.)
    • City of Williamstown – closed Dec. 23-24; closed Dec. 30-31 (Extra hours: open Dec. 18 - 8 a.m. to noon; Dec. 22 - 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Dec. 29 - 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

  • Wood concedes election

    After thousands of votes were recounted, Darrell Link has officially been re-elected as Grant County judge-executive.
    Republican challenger Steve Wood decided to petition for a recount after he trailed by 45 votes at the end of election night and after a recanvass of votes Nov. 12.
    At the end of the recount of paper ballots from the E-Scan machines, Link had a net gain of one vote.
    There also were also at least 40 ballots that did not have any vote marked for either candidate or a straight party ticket.

  • Election recount continues

    A recount in the Grant County judge-executive’s race has done little to change election night results.
    With all but two of the 23 precincts counted, incumbent Democrat Darrell Link has seen a net gain of one vote against Republican challenger Steve Wood.
    The recount, which took place during 11 hours between Nov. 29 and Nov. 30, will be completed Dec. 1 at the county clerk’s office.
    It is only the fifth recount in Kentucky history, according to the Secretary of State’s office.

  • Governor announces tourist project

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has something to say on Dec. 1 and Grant Countians are anxious to hear what it is.

    According to a media release received at the News office on Nov. 30, Beshear, along with Ark Encounter LLC and Answers in Genesis will make a joint announcement about a major new tourist attraction in Northern Kentucky.

    The announcement should end months of talk and speculation about a “big” development coming to Williamstown.

    Grant County Judge-Executive Darrell Link is also scheduled to speak at the press conference.