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Thu October 22, 2009
Keep It Out Races Keep It Local
By Chad Lampe
Murray, KY – As one effort seeks to expand liquor sales in Murray to package stores, another has sprung up to ban alcohol sales altogether. A group calling itself Keep It Out of Murray is circulating petitions to force a referendum on the current liquor by the drink ordinance that applies to restaurants. Attorney Greg Taylor is a co-chair of the group and says his followers need 1,563 signatures. If the group's petition is certified before one by the group Keep It Local Murray, city residents could vote on whether to dry up the town. The Keep It Local group wants to expand liquor sales. Co-chair Boone Chambers says he plans to get that petition certified first, pre-empting the Keep It Out group. Murray residents voted in 2000 to allow liquor sales in restaurants.