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Boyd Votes Wet

By: Dave Benton Email
By: Dave Benton Email

The proposal to allow alcohol by the drink sales to areas outside of Ashland passed by a 2 to 1 margin. A little over 65 hundred for it... and 31 hundred seventy seven against it.

Voter turnout was better than expected, almost 10 thousand people showed up to the polls in Boyd County. This could be good news for some businesses who've worked hard to get the word out to vote yes.

The Kyova Mall's election day reminder on the marquee worked, and now the once struggling mall might just see light at the end of the tunnel.
Within a couple hours of polls closing all 47 precincts reported to the Boyd County courthouse.

But the outcome isn't what Rev. Harold Cathey wanted to see.
Cathey says it's opening the door for further spread of alcohol in community.

Now that it's passed, restaurants with 100 seats or more and generate at least 70 percent of revenues from food can serve alcohol by the drink.

Reverend Cathey says he fears Tuesday's vote will spread to surrounding counties... and there is a possibility the proposal could be appealed. Opponents to this passing say they haven't made that decision just yet.

This vote will allow additional restaurants in Ashland and around the county to sell alcohol by the drink.


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