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London Voters Defeat Liquor Sales Push

Congratulations to the citizens of London on the defeat of a push to allow packaged liquor sales. On March 6, 54 percent of voters in a special election in London voted against the sales. It was the third city in southeastern Kentucky that have long been dry to deal with efforts to expand alcohol sales […]

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Corbin Voters Approve Package Liquor Sales

Unlike voters in Barbourville who voted down alcohol sales last week, voters in the city of Corbin  decided in a local option election Tuesday to allow package liquor sales by a vote of 887-789. According to the Whitley County clerk, less than 33 percent of eligible voters cast ballots. We can’t help but wonder what […]

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Barbourville Citizens Vote to Remain Dry

Congratulations to the citizens of Barbourville on their decision yesterday to block alcohol sales in the city. City residents rejected a push to make Barbourville wet by a tally of 55 percent “no” to 45 percent “yes,” according to The Mountain Advocate newspaper in Knox County. Final vote tallies for the local option election were […]

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Owen County Votes to Remain Dry

This just in from the Kentucky Ethics League: We are extremely pleased to report that the voters of Owen County have rejected the proposal to expand alcohol sales in the county. The vote was held yesterday, July 26. Although a larger voter turnout was expected, only 44 percent of registered voters cast their ballots. The […]

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Alcohol Expansion Doesn’t Have to be Forever

Following local-option elections last month that saw two of three ballot initiatives to expand alcohol sales in the affected communities, Don Cole, executive director for the Kentucky Ethics League prepared these guidelines to help citizens continue to be a positive influence on the issue in those communities where expansion was approved: With the abundance of […]

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League Reports on Alcohol, Legislative Issues

The KBC Committee on Public Affairs has recently received the following information from Don Cole, executive director of the Kentucky League on Alcohol and Gambling Programs (Kentucky Ethics League), regarding upcoming alcohol sales expansion petitions in Kentucky and legislation pending in the General Assembly: OWENTON — Efforts to expand the availability of alcohol in Owenton […]

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