Olive Hill Wet-Dry Vote Set for March

By: WSAZ News Staff, The Associated Press Email
By: WSAZ News Staff, The Associated Press Email

OLIVE HILL, Ky. (WSAZ/AP) – Folks in Olive Hill will decide in March whether to allow alcohol sales in the city.

Carter County Judge-Executive Charles Wallace set a special election on March 11 for the wet-dry vote. The vote will take place in the city’s five precincts.

The move comes after residents submitted a petition asking for the vote.

Nici Raybourn, who headed up the petition drive, says she thinks allowing alcohol sales could boost the city's economy. She said noted that at least four other nearby cities allow alcohol sales.

The last time a local option election was held in Olive Hill was in 1971. The city has been dry since 1937.

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