- Associated Press - Thursday, December 31, 2015

BARBOURVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Voters in Barbourville have decided to allow alcohol sales in the city.

WYMT-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1mQSWW8) a petition began in October to turn the city from “dry” to “wet.” On Tuesday, residents voted 498 to 433 in favor of allowing alcohol sales.

Bob Dunaway, one of the original petitioners, says the city has been “stuck in a rut” since the 1930s. He thinks the vote will give Barbourville a chance to grow and change.

A similar special election occurred four years ago, but 55 percent of voters were against the sale of alcohol.

The Barbourville City Council and Alcoholic Beverage Control will now decide when sales will be allowed.


Information from: WYMT-TV, https://www.wkyt.com/wymtnews

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