Kentucky county alcohol referendum on ballot
TRIGG COUNTY, Kentucky: On September 29, 2009, citizens of Trigg County will be able to vote on ending prohibition of alcohol sales in the county, Judge-Executive Stan Humphries announced recently. The proposition will ask "Are you in favor of the sale of alcoholic beverages in Trigg County, Kentucky?" Officials assured that they had checked and double-checked all 1,851 signatures that Grow Trigg, a local organization in favor of repealing prohibition in the county, submitted. Of that, 1,679 were validated by County Clerk Wanda Thomas and her staff, just surpassing the requirement of 1,655 valid signatures.
Most support for ending prohibition has come from the economic argument, that alcohol sales would help restaurants, convenience stores and even most other businesses raise profit, as well as contributing more tax revenue to the state government. Despite this, opposition to alcohol sales in the county continues to challenge the legitimacy of the initiative. Trigg Citizens Against Alcohol, who led the call for additional research on signatures, have said that they would continue to seek legal counsel on ways to challenge the petition before the vote date.