- Associated Press - Monday, August 22, 2016

PINEVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Voters in a southeastern Kentucky town will decide next month whether to expand alcohol sales in the community.

WYMT-TV (https://bit.ly/2b5AhQg ) reports the city of Pineville already allows alcohol to be sold in restaurants, but if the ballot initiative passes on Sept. 27 it would loosen restrictions at eating establishments and allow package stores.

Jacob Roan, who is actively supporting the measure, said it would boost tourism and the local economy. He noted that nearby Barboursville voted to go wet last year.

Others opposed the issue, including First Baptist Church Pastor Ron Howard. He says he opposes drinking due to his religious beliefs.

Leaders in Pineville say they hope the decision is made without too much controversy.


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

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