- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 23, 2016

CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky judge has ruled that the election to expand the sale of alcohol in Boyd County will proceed, but said election officials could not certify it immediately.

News outlets report that Judge David Hagerman ruled on Monday that voters in all 46 county precincts can continue with the “wet” election as scheduled on Tuesday.

The city of Ashland and a local pastor had filed a lawsuit against the county clerk and board of elections in an attempt to block the vote. The city believes it will lose as much as $600,000 in annual revenue from fees related to the sale of alcohol if the vote passes.

Hagerman says it’s difficult to determine what harm could be inflicted on the city until after the votes are tallied.

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