Tue February 9, 2010
Alcohol Voting Case Could Go Straight to Supreme Court
By Angela Hatton
Cadiz, KY – The attorney for pro-alcohol group Grow Trigg plans to file a motion to send a Trigg County alcohol voting case directly to the Kentucky Supreme Court. Yesterday a judge upheld an appeal that blocked a special referendum in the county's Montgomery precinct. Residents in the precinct had petitioned to vote themselves back to dry status. That follows a vote last year to repeal prohibition in the county. Grow Trigg and the state Board of Elections contend the precinct must wait another three years before holding vote. Attorney W. E. Rogers says the case has the potential to affect every county in the Commonwealth. He expects one way or another, the issue will have to go before the supreme court.