Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

Editorials

May 29, 2013

Wet or dry, make sure you vote

May 29, 2013 — Like other elections, your opinion about the June 11 local option election in Grayson is just so much talk if you don’t go to the polls and cast your own ballot.

You can put signs in your yard or on your business or slap bumper stickers on your car to try to influence others but it may not be as important as voting yourself.

Polls in the seven Grayson precincts will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on that Tuesday. You also can vote early at the county clerk’s office or by absentee ballot if you’re going to be out of town on Election Day.

Comments on various social media have raised questions about why the voting is restricted to the City of Grayson and not being done on a countywide ballot.

Kentucky law says a local option election on the sale of alcoholic beverages can be done at a single precinct, within the limits of a city or countywide.

The scope of the voting is determined by the petition filed to request the election. The bigger the area, the more signatures are required to put it on the ballot.

In our view, if you live in Grayson and you don’t go vote on June 11, then you have no right to complain about what happens.

 

 

Saving old schools saves communities

 

Now that the Carter Christian Academy has settled into the old Hitchins School, that proud old building has new life, much like its counterparts at the former Olive Hill High School and Grahn Elementary.

Outmoded but structurally-sound, those two buildings live on as community centers. In fact, the old OHHS building is awaiting a $500,000 renovation.

After 62 years as a public school, the old Hitchins building is continuing to serve the educational needs of Carter County.

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