Wet Dry Vote

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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.

Princeton & Sturgis Vote to Allow Alcohol Sales

Aug 7, 2012

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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

Princeton sees high vote turnout for wet/dry vote

Aug 7, 2012

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.

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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. 

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.

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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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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Tater Day Attendees: For and Against Alcohol Sales

Apr 2, 2012
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Not a single beer can mingles with the soda and water bottles for sale in the crowd of vendors at Benton’s annual Tater Day celebration. However, that could change in the festival’s future.

Last week, a group named Marshall First delivered a petition with 2,400 signatures to the county courthouse.

The petition pushes for a referendum to legalize the sale of alcohol within county lines. At today’s festivities, Marshall County residents like Kim Bomgardner and her daughter, Terah, expressed mixed opinions regarding the issue.

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