Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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March 23, 2012

Walmart may be coming to Grayson

GRAYSON — The City of Grayson voted to dedicate a tract of land that may open the doors for a new Walmart Super Center during a special meeting on Thursday night.

The land, which is part of the old Farmer’s Hardware parking lot, connects Carol Malone Boulevard to Rupert Lane.  Although it has been used as a shortcut to homes on Rupert, the land was never officially a road.

Attorney Will Wilhoit spoke in favor of the ordinance, telling the council that, as attorney for Johnson and Goebel, he could announce the group is in negotiations with a development firm for Walmart to build a store on the former Charlie Horton Farm. 

However, to build the store there, a new light would have to be put in on Carol Malone Boulevard and the intersection of the yet-to-be-named street, according to the Journal-Times. Wilhoit said without the dedication of the roadway, there could be no light, and Walmart would be forced to build outside the city limits.

The first reading of the ordinance was accepted in a 4-2 vote with Pearl Crum and Wayne Suttles voting against it. The second reading of the ordinance will be next week, but a meeting time has not been determined.

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