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The Kentucky County Clerks Association has proposed amending Kentucky law so that county clerks don’t have to sign marriage licenses.

The legislation is being crafted so that county clerks who oppose same-sex marriages would be exempted from signing off on them.  

A local group working to legalize the sale of packaged alcohol in Murray has submitted a petition to the Calloway County Clerk. Ray Coursey Jr. says he is in the process of verifying the signatures on the petition. To be considered valid, each signature must be matched with a registered voter who is a resident of Murray. Coursey says the group’s petition has more than enough signatures if they’re all valid.