Tag Archives: local option election

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 […]

Posted in Alcohol | Also tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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 […]

Posted in Alcohol | Also tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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 […]

Posted in Alcohol | Also tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Life You Save Might Be Your Own

University of the Cumberlands President James Taylor recently wrote a powerful letter to the editor to the News Journal in Corbin urging citizens to vote against bringing alcohol into Williamsburg in a local option election on March 20. The message is a good one for citizens throughout Kentucky to hear: U of C President says […]

Posted in Alcohol | Also tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment