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Grant County is all wet; voters approve full alcohol sales in ‘moist’ county

Staff report

Grant County voters approved a measure to allow full alcohol sales in the county in a special election Tuesday, by a margin of 56 percent to 44 percent.

alcohol screen shotGrant County, has been described as a moist county in recent years because the cities of Williamstown, Dry Ridge and Corinth all have approved the limited sale of alcohol.

Darren Spahr, chairman of the End Grant County Prohibition Campaign, issued the following statement after the results were announced:

“Today’s vote was a historic event in Grant County and we are confident that it will prove to be a springboard for future economic development in our county. We believe this vote will bring new businesses, new residents, and new energy to our community. We want to thank everyone who worked hard in this campaign and who came out today to vote to End Prohibition in Grant County. We couldn’t have done this without you.”

Only a handful of restaurants now serve alcohol in Grant County, which has no liquor stores and does not allow the sale of beer at convenience stores.

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