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Government

  • Truck stop doesn’t feel ‘Love’ in Williamstown

    Love’s Truck Stop did not get a warm reception last week from the Williamstown City Council, neighbors to the proposed site and other merchants.

    In a 3-2 vote with Councilman Glenn Caldwell absent, the city council rejected amending the city’s zoning ordinance to allow the truck stop in a highway commercial zone.

  • TWO ADDITIONAL CANDIDATES FILE FOR GEOFF DAVIS’ SEAT

    The race to replace U.S. Congressman Geoff Davis, who will not run for re-election, is now even more crowded.

    Two more Republican candidates filed on the Feb. 17 filing deadline for the 24-county 4th district seat, which includes Grant County.

    Attorney Marc Carey of Sparta and building contractor Walter Christian Schumm of Crestwood will join five other Republicans for the May primary.

  • City council says no to truck stop

    The Williamstown City Council  met Tuesday night to hear from the proposed developers of a Love’s Travel Center on Barnes Road and voted 3 -2 not to approve a text amendment that would allow the development in a highway commercial zone.

    Some residents of the area were not pleased with the development.

  • Ark project to be built in phases

    When will the residents of Grant County see some dirt move on the Ark Encounter?

    It could be awhile longer because financing for the project has not materialized as developers hoped it would.

    No date has been set for a groundbreaking.

    The Ark Encounter LLC did  close on the final piece of property, known as the Finke property, needed for the project, which will encompass 800 acres.

    The announcement that the Finke property, consisting of 550 acres, had been purchased was made on Feb. 15.

  • Linder, Adkins file for elections

    With the filing deadline extended several days, two Grant County residents have decided to become candidates in the upcoming election.

    Republican Brian E. Linder of Dry Ridge filed for state representative of the 61st district, which includes Grant, Owen and part of Kenton County.

    Linder is currently a magistrate with the Grant County Fiscal Court.

    He joins Scott Bruce in the Republican primary race in May for the right to go against the Democratic primary winner in November.

  • Casino gaming?

    FRANKFORT —  Calling it “the best way to keep hundreds of millions of dollars here at home,” Gov. Steve Beshear and Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, announced their plan Feb. 14 to introduce an expanded gaming bill in the Senate.

    The bill would authorize a statewide vote to amend the state’s constitution to allow expanded gaming in up to seven locations in Kentucky.

  • Adams to retire

    State Rep. Royce Adams, D-Dry Ridge, withdrew Feb. 10 from his bid for a sixth term as legislator of the 61st District amid health-related issues.

    The 73-year-old Adams announced he will retire from the legislature at the end of the year.

  • Linder, Adkins file for elections

    With the filing deadline extended several days, two Grant County residents have decided to become candidates in the upcoming election.
    Republican Brian E. Linder of Dry Ridge filed for state representative of the 61st district, which includes Grant, Owen and part of Kenton County.
    Linder is currently a magistrate with the Grant County Fiscal Court.
    He joins Scott Bruce in the Republican primary race in May for the right to go against the Democratic primary winner in November.

  • Grant County Park to receive new play structure

    When spring returns, area children will have something new to play on at the Grant County Park in Crittenden.

    Thanks to a matching grant received by the Grant County Parks and Recreation, a new play structure will be installed at the park designed for 2- to 5-year-olds.

    The $12,000 playground equipment, which includes a small slide and climbing wall, will replace existing equipment near the Bobby Gibson Field at the park.

  • Candidates file to challenge Adams, Thayer

    State Rep. Royce Adams, D-Dry Ridge and state Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown will have some competition in their re-election bids.

    Adams has filed for his sixth term as state representative in the 61st district, which includes Grant, Owen and part of Kenton County.

    Two Dry Ridge residents — Wanda Crupper Hammons and Camilla “Kay” Patton — have filed to challenge Adams in the Democratic primary in May.

    Barring any other Republican candidates, Scott Bruce of Mason will await the primary winner in the November general election.