Wet Dry Vote

Society
3:38 pm
Thu May 28, 2015

Marshall County Wet/Dry Referendum Set for July 28

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Marshall County judge-executive Chyrill Miller has signed an executive order authorizing a special election after 3,366 residents signed a petition in support of legalizing alcohol sales in the county. That number meets the required 25 percent of voters in last year’s general election.

The referendum is now set to take place Tuesday, July 28.

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Society
1:27 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

McCracken County Precinct Wet-Dry Vote Postponed

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A wet-dry vote for McCracken County’s Maxon Road precinct has been postponed after officials examined the petition calling for the vote and found it was five signatures short. The county’s Deputy Judge Executive Doug Harnice says 323 valid signatures were necessary for the vote that was scheduled for May 7.

“I looked at the signatures on all of them, and found that some didn’t have the last name in it and some didn’t have a telephone, address and some of them were actually in another precinct,” he said.

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Politics
11:35 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Lyon County Votes to Allow Alcohol Sales

Lyon County residents approved alcohol sales in a countywide wet/dry vote yesterday. It is the latest in a string of alcohol sales referendums in west Kentucky’s dry patches. County Judge Executive Wade White says people have been quick to take advantage of the county’s new wet status.

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Government
1:42 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

Princeton Passed Second Reading of Alcohol Ordinance

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Princeton’s city council voted last night to pass the second reading of their new alcohol ordinance. Mayor Gayle Cherry says applications will now be accepted for the city’s two available liquor store licenses. She says it will be at least a couple of months before the stores open. City residents voted in August to go wet. The proposed measure allows businesses to sell alcohol from 7 a.m. to midnight, except on Sunday. Liquor stores may not be located within 1,000 feet of a school or within 200 feet of a church.

Society
7:09 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Princeton & Sturgis Vote to Allow Alcohol Sales

Princeton

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

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Society
11:49 am
Tue August 7, 2012

Princeton sees high vote turnout for wet/dry vote

Caldwell County's Clerk says a high number of Princeton voters are casting their ballots on a local option election to allow alcohol sales in the city. If passed, Princeton’s measure would allow packages sales in the city as well as restaurant sales. County Clerk Toni Watson says the turnout so far today is much higher than it was for the state primaries in May. Sturgis, Kentucky residents are also voting today to allow the sale of wine and beer in the dry areas of Union County. Polls in both counties close at 6pm.

Wet/Dry Vote
12:17 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Princeton Pro-Alcohol Group Outraises Opponents

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Princeton, Kentucky’s pro-alcohol sales group has raised more money than their opponents in the lead up to the city’s August 7th wet/dry vote. 

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Government
4:31 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Murray Wet Votes To Be Certified Friday

Votes for Murray's wet dry election could certified as early as Friday. The city voted to allow package alcohol sales this week, in a local option election.

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Wet Dry Vote
5:55 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Wet Wins in Murray; Marshall Stays Dry

The City of Murray and Marshall County held separate local option elections today. Murray, a city that allows liquor by the drink sales, asked residents to vote on whether or not to expand alcohol sales to allow package liquor. Marshall County residents voted on whether or not to allow alcohol sales in package stores and restaurants. 

Uncertified results are: Murray votes to go wet. Marshall County will stay dry.

More on reaction from residents tomorrow on Morning Edition on WKMS news.

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Afternoon Update
4:03 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 7/9/12

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