Whitesville votes to become ‘wet’ city, allow alcohol sales

Alcohol: Beer and Wine

WHITESVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Whitesville residents have voted to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages in the city.

Media outlets report that voters went to the polls Tuesday to answer the question, “Are you in favor of the sale of alcoholic beverages in the city of Whitesville?” The results were a decisive yes, with the measure passing 114 to 56.

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Whitesville held its last wet-dry election in 2012, and anti-wet voters won 71 to 66.

The next step will be for the Whitesville City Commission to hire an alcohol beverage control administrator and set the licensing fees for package liquor stores and bars.

Whitesville City Commissioner Bob Abell says alcohol sales will likely be discussed at the commission’s next meeting on July 5.


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