wet/dry vote

Marion By-the-Drink Alcohol Vote Fails

Mar 23, 2016

UPDATE: Marion residents have voted to keep their city dry after a special election Tuesday night.

Only 298 votes were cast against legalizing by-the-drink alcohol sales, but that was enough to best the 245 in favor.

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The Graves County Clerk’s Office is in the process of validating around 1,300 petition signatures turned in to bring a referendum on alcohol sales within Mayfield city limits.

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Three years after a narrow defeat, the option to allow alcohol sales could be on the ballot once again this year in Marshall County.

Kentucky Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau executive director Randy Newcomb says his board supported going wet in 2012 and will take the lead this year in the effort. He said he wants to see visitors’ dollars stay in Marshall County.

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Package liquor sales could begin as early as next week in Murray. Earlier this week the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control issued the first packaged alcohol licenses for Murray liquor stores.

ABC Task Force Holds Public Forum at Madisonville

Oct 15, 2012

Madisonville Community College hosts one of three public forums this week on Kentucky’s alcohol laws. The Governor’s task force on reforming Kentucky’s Alcoholic Beverage Control laws is gathering information. They plan to make recommendations on changing the state’s complicated alcohol regulations for the 2013 General Assembly session.