CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (AP) – Residents in two Kentucky communities have voted against referendums on alcohol sales.
Media report voters cast ballots Tuesday in Boyd County to decide whether to expand alcohol sales and in Casey County to decide whether to allow alcohol sales.
The measure in Boyd County, which already allows restaurants to sell drinks, would have expanded sales to package stores and allowed bars and smaller restaurants to apply for liquor licenses. The issued, which attracted 6,553 voters, lost by 1,105 ballots.
The measure in Casey County attracted 4,670 voters and lost by 127 ballots. The county is dry, so alcohol remains unavailable for purchase.
According to state law, communities have to wait at least three years to hold another local-option election after residents reject legalizing alcohol sales.
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