UPDATE: Council Passes Alcohol Ordinance in Grayson

UPDATE 7/30/13
GRAYSON, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Alcohol sales are a go in Grayson, Kentucky.

Council voted to pass the second reading of the ordinance at Monday's meeting.

Residents went to the polls in June and passed a measure for the sales.

Mayor George Steele tells WSAZ.com that they are sending the ordinance to the Alcohol Beverage Commission in Frankfort, and once they approve it, they will make an announcement letting vendors know when they can apply for a license and start selling alcohol.

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UPDATE 6/11/13 @ 7:15 p.m.
GRAYSON, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Voters in the town of Grayson passed a measure Tuesday to permit alcohol sales within town limits, according to unofficial returns.

They show that 511 voted to permit alcohol sales, while 393 voted against such sales.

Portions of seven precincts voted on the wet-dry issue.

Despite the approval of alcohol sales, voters will have to wait at least three years if they want the issue back on the ballot -- due to state law.

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UPDATE 6/11/13
GRAYSON, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Voters in Grayson, Ky. are going to the polls Tuesday to decide if alcoholic beverages can be sold within city limits

A relatively large turnout is expected for the special election.

Portions of seven precincts are voting on the wet-dry issue.

Polls opened at 6 a.m. and close at 6 p.m.

No matter Tuesday's outcome, voters will have to wait at least three years if they want the issue back on the ballot due to state law.

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ORIGINAL STORY 5/17/13
GRAYSON, Ky. (WSAZ) -- For the first time in 42 years, Grayson voters will have the opportunity to vote “yes” or “no” on the issue of allowing the legal sale of alcoholic beverages within city limits.

A relatively large turnout is expected for the wet-dry election taking place on June 11.

“Vote no” signs predominately fill local businesses windows and tree lawns, but many residents disagree. Bob Genung, fitness trainer, says he is going to vote yes to benefit taxes and recreation in the area.

“We need money here. We need to quit being in denial and not accepting the fact that it is already here,” Genung explained.

For others, the vote is a moral decision.

“We are making it handy to you, and we have enough problems with drinking and drugs in our town,” explained Sarah Caudill.

No matter Tuesday's outcome, voters will have to wait at least three years if they want the issue back on the ballot due to state law.


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