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Wed October 21, 2009
Attorney General to Issue Opinion on Wet/Dry Issue
By Angela Hatton
Cadiz, KY – Trigg County officials say the Kentucky Attorney General will be the deciding factor on how soon individual precincts could vote to resume prohibition within the county. The Alcoholic Beverage Control board has said precincts could force the issue to a vote right away, but the state election board says they must wait three years. Residents voted to repeal prohibition in the county September 29. Trigg Judge Executive Stan Humphries says officials sent a request Monday to Attorney General Jack Conway for an opinion on the matter. Humphries says no one has petitioned for a precinct vote, but he believes some would be interested in doing so. Humphries doesn't know how long the Attorney General's process will take, but hopes to have a decision before the fiscal court finishes drafting an alcohol ordinance. He says if the issue comes up before Conway returns an opinion, the case would go before a circuit judge.