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  • Jump excited to win circuit clerk’s race

     

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    The Grant County circuit court clerk race was decided by Democratic voters May 22 during the primary election, electing veteran deputy clerk Wray Jean Jump.

    Former Grant County Circuit Court Clerk Shirley Wilson lost the election to Jump 1,419 votes to 491 votes. 

  • Bates II hopes for smooth transition to county attorney

     

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    Republican voters went with a different choice for county attorney this primary, electing challenger Stephen Bates II over incumbent Joe Taylor. 

  • Webster plans to assess detention center, set priorities

     

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    Republican voters overwhelmingly chose Mike Webster over incumbent Chris Hankins on May 22 to be the next jailer of the Grant County Detention Center.

  • U.S. 25 yard sale set for June 7-9

     

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    The annual US 25 yard sale is set for June 7-9, spanning hundreds of miles through Tennessee and Kentucky. 

  • Corinth water leak fixed

    A leak that left thousands without water for several days was found and fixed May 23-24. 

    After major rains forced a water main to break off KY-36 between Moon and Dunn Mazie roads, Corinth water district manager Billy Hill said crews were able to locate and fix the leak that lost about 4.2 million gallons of water, but the extra water lost will cost the district. 

  • ‘Dismal’ voter turnout hits 21 percent in Grant County

     

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    Voter turnout for the May 22 primary election was at 21.32 percent, dipping even lower than the last county-wide primary election in 2014. 

    In May 2014, voter turnout was 24.68 percent, still less than one-fourth of registered voters.

  • Three arrested in meth investigation

     

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    Law enforcement made three arrests in a drug investigation May 15-16 in Dry Ridge. 

  • Corinth residents go days without water

     

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    Hundreds of Corinth water district customers haven’t been able to shower, cook, wash dishes or do laundry since May 18. 

  • Two confirmed Hepatitis A cases at jail

     

     

    Two cases of Hepatitis A at the Grant County Detention Center have been confirmed by Jailer Chris Hankins on May 22. 

    Hankins said 84 inmates, plus jail staff, have had “direct contact” with the two inmates with Hepatitis A, potentially exposing them to the virus. 

  • Grant voters choose primary winners

     

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    The slate is set for the November general election after results rolled in from the May 22 primary.

    Three local offices also were decided, including two incumbents failing to be re-elected by voters.

    Republican candidate Mike Webster handily defeated incumbent Chris Hankins for the jailer’s seat by 1,016 votes.