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Wed January 14, 2009
Jackson Precinct Says No to Wine Sales
By Carrie Pond
Murray, KY – Residents of Calloway County's Jackson precinct defeated a measure that would have allowed wine sales at a local business by just 5 votes. County Clerk Ray Coursey says 197 people voted in last night's special election, with 101 voting against alcohol sales. He says 866 voters were eligible to cast ballots in the local option. Vineyard co-owner Ruth Daughaday tells the Murray Ledger and Times because of the narrow margin of defeat, her family plans to try a vote on the proposal again in the future. A similar option in McCracken County found overwhelming support to allow wine sales at the Purple Toad Winery.