Alcohol Vote

Alcohol Vote Coming to McCracken County Precinct

Mar 1, 2013

A petition to allow alcohol sales is going to the ballot in The McCracken County Maxon Precinct, near West Paducah.

Princeton & Sturgis Vote to Allow Alcohol Sales

Aug 7, 2012


Princeton's wet/dry vote passed, allowing alcoholic drinks to be sold in restaurants, as well as in packages at stores. County Clerk Toni Watson says that business owners must wait 60 days before applying for a license to sell alcohol in Caldwell County.

  • Yes 1167
  • No 972

From NPR:  NCAA just announced sanctions on Penn State University's top leadership.

Following Marshall County and the City of Murray, another western Kentucky community will vote on legalized alcohol sales this summer.  On August 7th, Princeton residents will decide whether or not to allow alcohol.  

Murray Votes to Allow Packaged Alcohol

Jul 17, 2012

Murray voters passed packaged alcohol sales Tuesday by 53 percent in a special election.


Calloway County Clerk Ray Coursey says,

“It’s a pretty busy day, now..."

Coursey says it's not exactly 'heavy' yet;  voters don't usually show up in force until after lunch. Coursey says other than voters looking for their polling station and a brief delay to repair a voting machine, no problems have been reported at the polls.

Special Election to Cost Calloway Co. 25K

Jul 16, 2012

It will cost Calloway County around $25,000 for tomorrow's local option election in Murray.

"Dry County Blues"

Jul 15, 2012

Local musician and Murray State graduate student Kirk Raper felt a bit of a culture shock when he moved from the Nashville area to Calloway County and found that the closest place to buy packaged alcohol was across the state line. This inspired him to write a commentary in the form of a song, titled “The Dry County Blues.”

Please note, the views expressed in this commentary are solely those of the contributor and do not necessarily reflect the views of WKMS.

On July 17th, Marshall County will settle an issue that has divided the area for months, whether or not to allow the purchase of alcohol within county lines.

The Marshall County Chamber of Commerce has released the results of its survey of local opinions on the upcoming county local alcohol election.