Lyon County Prepares For Alcohol Vote

Jan 4, 2013

Complicated alcohol laws are on the Lyon County's judge executive's mind if his county passes an alcohol referendum later this month. Elected leaders and residents met with Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control representatives yesterday to learn about the potential impact of the upcoming wet/dry vote there.

The three hour presentation was meant to prepare local citizens for possible changes if the vote does pass. Lyon County Judge Executive Wade White said the presentation showed him the state needs to reform its alcohol laws.

“Even the people who presented this said these laws have been put in place over a lot of years," White said. "It’s my understanding they’re working on streamlining all these rules as we speak. That would probably be good cause it’s just very complicated on understanding which rule applies to which city and all that.”

White says if voters to pass the referendum he expects to see Eddyville, the county seat,   apply to become a fourth class city. It is currently a fifth class which means it cannot tax the revenue from alcohol sales. The county will hold its special election on January 15.