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  • 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.)

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  • Knife-wielding robber caught a mile from Corinth gas station

    Golden Hall, 31, of Corinth, was arrested at 6:10 a.m. on Nov. 28, about an hour after police say he robbed the Corinth Marathon at knifepoint.
    According to police, Hall entered the gas station around 5 a.m.  wearing a blue and black flannel jacket and blue ski mask. He demanded money and cigarettes from the clerk.
    He left the station with $300 in cash and five cartons of cigarettes.

  • 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.

  • Shipp joins Fort Mitchell law firm

    Jeff Shipp has joined the law firm of Wallace Boggs PLLC in Fort Mitchell.
    Shipp, a native of Grant County and the city attorney for Williamstown, previously was an equity partner at Kohnen and Patton since 1987.
    “Myself and Scott Best felt it was a better decision to stay on this side of the river where we were close to the people we serve,” Shipp said of his decision not to move with Kohnen and Patton when the firm consolidated into an Ohio-based law firm.

  • Corinth man dies in Dry Ridge crash

    A Corinth man was killed when the car he was driving crossed the centerline and struck another vehicle.
    Derrick Huff, 29, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident on Nov. 24.
    The accident occurred when, according to police, Huff’s 1994 Pontiac Sunbird crossed the centerline and hit a 1998 GMC SUV driven by Jacqueline Embry, 58, of Crittenden.
    The wreck was approximately one-half mile north of Sherman-Mt. Zion Road on U.S. 25. It happened around 1:10 a.m.
    Embry was taken by Rural Metro Ambulance to St. Elizabeth Florence.

  • 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.