Packaged Alcohol Vote

Wet Dry Vote
8:21 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Murray Votes to Allow Packaged Alcohol

Murrayans voted "yes" in Tuesday's special election.

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

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Alcohol Vote
12:07 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Local Option Election Noon Update; Participate in Our Informal Exit Poll

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.

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Politics
12:31 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

Special Election to Cost Calloway Co. 25K

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

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Commentary
10:00 am
Sun July 15, 2012

"Dry County Blues"

Kirk plays "Dry County Blues" in Studio C

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.

Politics
11:57 am
Mon July 9, 2012

Marshall County Alcohol Vote Groups Put Thousands Into Campaigns

Alcohol signs in Murray.

Big bucks have been spent on both sides of a wet/dry election in Marshall County. Residents vote next Tuesday on whether to allow packaged alcohol sales.

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Afternoon Update
4:32 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 6/27/12

"In my mind, it was my dad singing and then my mom. I just remember it being incredibly comforting to me."

Today on NPR:Chris Thile's First Musical Memory

 

Bluegrass Politics:

The American Medical Association says it will continue to lobby lawmakers on behalf of the poor and uninsured.

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Government
3:06 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

In-Office Absentee Voting Begins Thursday in Murray

Absentee voting begins Thursday on Murray’s packaged alcohol vote. Calloway County Clerk Ray Coursey said registered voters who will be out of town for the July 17 referendum can come to the courthouse to cast their ballot. 

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Politics
2:17 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

Voter Registration Roles Static Before Alcohol Vote

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Calloway County Clerk Ray Coursey Jr. says he has not seen an increase in voter registration heading into the local wet/dry vote in Murray.

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Politics
4:13 pm
Tue May 15, 2012

Murray Alcohol Forum

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The City of Murray will host a forum next month on the upcoming packaged alcohol vote for the city. City Administrator Matt Mattingly says they invited a Kentucky Alcoholic Beverage Control representative to come to the forum. 

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