Knoxville Town Alcohol Prohibition Continuation Measure (April 2011)

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A Knoxville Town Alcohol Prohibition Continuation Measure was on the April 5, 2011 ballot in the town of Knoxville, which is in Knox County.

This measure was defeated

  • YES 126 (14.62%)
  • NO 736 (85.38%)Defeatedd[1]

This measure asked residents if they wanted to keep prohibition in the town, those wanting to repeal it and allow alcohol to be sold would vote 'No'. This measure was brought forth by a petition by residents which submitted 529 valid signatures to get this issue on to the ballot. Since the measure was defeated, meaning prohibition is repealed, then the town will then need to pass an ordinance to officially repeal the 77 year old ban on alcohol sales.[2] The town will also have to decide how businesses would obtain a license to sell alcohol and which businesses would be permitted to sell alcohol as well. The last time this issue was brought to a vote was in 1995, though proponents of allowing alcohol sales noted that times have changed although this has been a long term battle.[3]