PACKAGE ALCOHOL, petition time!

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teetotaler

Lexington, KY

#1 Aug 15, 2012
You all do realize Jackson is a 4th class city, and as such can vote for package alcohol sales separate from the county.

To do so, you need a petition of registered voters. The number of signatures needs to equal or exceed 25% of the last general election in the city.

Being that only 700 showed up to vote in 2010, and the turnout for 2011 was about half that, probably 100 names would do it.

Out of the 1400 or so registered voters in Jackson city limits, don't you think you could get 100 to sign a petition?

Why hasn't this been attempted? Every town in the state is having wet/dry elections, most towns are voting to go wet and raking in the profits. Georgetown, Manchester, Whitesburg, Elizabethtown, Somerset, Corbin, Danville, Lancaster, Junction City, Radcliff, etc etc.

Why isn't Jackson?
why

Hyden, KY

#2 Aug 15, 2012
teetotaler wrote:
You all do realize Jackson is a 4th class city, and as such can vote for package alcohol sales separate from the county.
To do so, you need a petition of registered voters. The number of signatures needs to equal or exceed 25% of the last general election in the city.
Being that only 700 showed up to vote in 2010, and the turnout for 2011 was about half that, probably 100 names would do it.
Out of the 1400 or so registered voters in Jackson city limits, don't you think you could get 100 to sign a petition?
Why hasn't this been attempted? Every town in the state is having wet/dry elections, most towns are voting to go wet and raking in the profits. Georgetown, Manchester, Whitesburg, Elizabethtown, Somerset, Corbin, Danville, Lancaster, Junction City, Radcliff, etc etc.
Why isn't Jackson?
why don't you just move to one of those Towns? I'm sure you would be very happy in either one of them!!
teetotaler

Lexington, KY

#3 Aug 15, 2012
why wrote:
<quoted text> why don't you just move to one of those Towns? I'm sure you would be very happy in either one of them!!
Unlike you, I would rather see Jackson proper and grow.

People need jobs. The economy of Breathitt county needs help. Your idea, telling people who want to change Jackson for the better to move, would do the exact opposite and hurt Jackson.

It is obvious you are a selfish person with no interest in the working conditions of your neighbors. Maybe you're the one that should move?
teetotaler

Lexington, KY

#4 Aug 15, 2012
Either that, or a bootlegger.

Bootleggers don't card children, but places that legally sell alcohol do.

Bootleggers sell pot and pills right alongside their alcohol. Legal liquor establishments do not.

So, either make alcohol legal and prosper, or keep it illegal and ensure the black market can sell alcohol, pills, and pot to minors with impunity.

Tough choice!
agree

Georgetown, KY

#5 Aug 15, 2012
teetotaler wrote:
Either that, or a bootlegger.

Bootleggers don't card children, but places that legally sell alcohol do.

Bootleggers sell pot and pills right alongside their alcohol. Legal liquor establishments do not.

So, either make alcohol legal and prosper, or keep it illegal and ensure the black market can sell alcohol, pills, and pot to minors with impunity.

Tough choice!
Couldn't agree with you more!!!
why

Hyden, KY

#6 Aug 15, 2012
There's not enough money in the world to justify the heartache alcohol causes familes in so many different ways. If none of you have experienced it, be thankful, and I pray you never will. Yes, I do care about this county and my neighbors, I am a Christian, and I care about you and want you to prosper in every way.
please

Ivel, KY

#8 Aug 15, 2012
legal sales wrote:
The above post proves that alcohol is already in the county. The black market prospers, yet those responsible adults are denied their freedoms due to the outdated and backward thinking of the Prohibitionist.
Anyone who wants to abuse alcohol currently does so. Yet the money either goes to black market bootleggers/drug dealers or to Perry/Wolfe county.
Could you give us some examples of how legal alcohol sales have made Perry Co and Wolfe Co better? Have you actually seen improvements in Wolfe Co? Let's get real, the only people who REALLY see prosperity are those who SELL IT!!! Easier access to alcohol is only going to make it easier for bootleggers to sell it to our children. I grew up in Perry Co and bootleggers outnumbered legal sales by far!! My neighbor was less than 2 miles from a beer joint, didn't hurt his business any!!
A functional alcoholic

Hyden, KY

#9 Aug 15, 2012
I like to drink. I'd love to be able to buy some beer in Jackson, then return home to party. Instead, I go to Campton or Hazard every damn weekend, or to my local bootlegger if it's snowing. We NEED to go wet. We are absolute FOOLS for not doing so. Why do you think that the big chain restaurants like Applebees or TGI Fridays or Buffalo Wild Wings won't set foot in Jackson? Because they can't sell booze. Wake the F up Breathitt County. And to the Christian who wrote the above post, I mean no disrespect, but people young and old are getting drunk as heck around here despite us being dry. We really need the revenue that being wet would bring. This place is going to die.
are you serious

Clinchco, VA

#10 Aug 15, 2012
A functional alcoholic wrote:
I like to drink. I'd love to be able to buy some beer in Jackson, then return home to party. Instead, I go to Campton or Hazard every damn weekend, or to my local bootlegger if it's snowing. We NEED to go wet. We are absolute FOOLS for not doing so. Why do you think that the big chain restaurants like Applebees or TGI Fridays or Buffalo Wild Wings won't set foot in Jackson? Because they can't sell booze. Wake the F up Breathitt County. And to the Christian who wrote the above post, I mean no disrespect, but people young and old are getting drunk as heck around here despite us being dry. We really need the revenue that being wet would bring. This place is going to die.
So how many restaurants has the legal sales brought to Campton? Yeah, alcohol makes up a part of their sales, but they do have to sell food, too, and this area does not have enough people or income to support those kinds of restaurants. Now you stay safe and sober till we talk again!! lol
Really

Winchester, KY

#11 Aug 15, 2012
Is there a cheap no name hourly motel in Jackson??
A functional alcoholic

Hyden, KY

#12 Aug 16, 2012
If at least the city of Jackson was wet, and if somebody was bold enough, a strip bar would be a surefire way to bring some much needed revenue and attention to BC. Legal alcohol sales would be helpful, period. Don't you realize that when I go to Hazard to buy beer, I also purchase snacks, gas, etc. I'd much rather buy that stuff in Jackson. And as for Campton not bringing in the type of restaurants that I mentioned earlier, well of course not. There's like, what, 400 people who live there? I believe that entire population of Wolfe Co. is less than 5,000. Nearly 14,000 people live in Breathitt County. Let's hear it for common sense.
really

Hyden, KY

#13 Aug 16, 2012
A functional alcoholic wrote:
If at least the city of Jackson was wet, and if somebody was bold enough, a strip bar would be a surefire way to bring some much needed revenue and attention to BC. Legal alcohol sales would be helpful, period. Don't you realize that when I go to Hazard to buy beer, I also purchase snacks, gas, etc. I'd much rather buy that stuff in Jackson. And as for Campton not bringing in the type of restaurants that I mentioned earlier, well of course not. There's like, what, 400 people who live there? I believe that entire population of Wolfe Co. is less than 5,000. Nearly 14,000 people live in Breathitt County. Let's hear it for common sense.
Do you REALLY believe that?? I don't know what the population of the county is, but I do know that it's one of the lowest income in the nation. There is no way any of those restaurants will be coming here. Look at Perry Co, a much larger population, yet only ONE good chain restaurant. You really need to find another reason for legal alcohol sales, enticing restaurants and your being an alcoholic just ain't gonna do it. Anyone with common sense should know that!!
A functional alcoholic

Hyden, KY

#14 Aug 16, 2012
Well, the Mexican restaurant over by Wally World would do better business. Mexican cuisine and beer go together like peanut butter and jelly. When my friends from Lexington come to visit, they always want to go to Hazard to eat and drink a few. They're kinda wealthy. Right there goes some good business to Perry that Breathitt should be getting. Furthermore, I have a theory that if booze were legal in BC, our drug problem wouldn't be as bad. I'll share that later if you're interested.
Never know

Irvine, KY

#15 Aug 17, 2012
A functional alcoholic wrote:
Well, the Mexican restaurant over by Wally World would do better business. Mexican cuisine and beer go together like peanut butter and jelly. When my friends from Lexington come to visit, they always want to go to Hazard to eat and drink a few. They're kinda wealthy. Right there goes some good business to Perry that Breathitt should be getting. Furthermore, I have a theory that if booze were legal in BC, our drug problem wouldn't be as bad. I'll share that later if you're interested.
I could not agree with you more. Today I drove to Perry County and spent about seventy five dollars on alcohol for the week to come. I am not a drunk, I work every day and I like to have a few when I get home from work as I relax with my wife and enjoy televsion. So ... if these morons would rather have someone drunk driving to either Wolfe or Perry County ( probably drunk on there way home) that is just the way it is going to be until someone has enough balls to start a petition. I wish there was some way I could get ahold of some people who would support me ( as registered voters) I would sure as this world revolves draft one. And by the way, I believe that Christ died on the cross to save me of my sins.
Beamon

Bronx, NY

#16 Aug 25, 2012
I personally don't drink but i have drank my share. The point is if someone wants a six pack or case they should have that right. I mean it is legal. Just a group of holier than thou trying to tell people how to live their lives
2 Getson RATS

Winchester, KY

#17 Aug 25, 2012
Jessica Getson Noble(26) and her brother Michael Getson(36)are both ratting to get out of trouble.They are not in jail.So remember this and avoid them at all costs.They are both setup artist.I know believe me.
a voter

Bellevue, WA

#18 Aug 25, 2012
why wrote:
There's not enough money in the world to justify the heartache alcohol causes familes in so many different ways. If none of you have experienced it, be thankful, and I pray you never will. Yes, I do care about this county and my neighbors, I am a Christian, and I care about you and want you to prosper in every way.
I am a christian too and i won't be voting for it to be wet i hope it continues to be dry. Being wet would cause more trouble. I agree there are more way to prosper. It causes lots of problems brooken home accidents people die.
Manchester

Winchester, KY

#19 Aug 27, 2012
Manchester went wet, hasn't hurt them at all. In fact, the businesses that are selling it have been able to hire more workers, and a couple of new businesses have opened up.

Christians, I respect your beliefs. What I do not respect is the desire some of you have to force your beliefs onto me.

Religion is like a penis. It's fine to have one. It's fine to be proud of it. But please don't wave it around in public and don't shove it down my children's throats.
Idiots

United States

#20 Sep 1, 2012
People are going to alcohol whether the christians dont like it or not. They will go to wolfe perry any surroudig county or even pay double to triple the prive at bootleggers. 90% of the people driving to bootleggers are drunk and ran out. 75% of people driving to other counties drink and drive. Now with all that beig said since people are going to buy it either way why not keep that money in the county and keep the people who do deink from driving several miles to buy alcohol which could result in less drunk driving accidents/deaths. Do some reaearch roughly 8/10 accidents involving alcohol occured near wolfe or perry lines.... Also there is several wealmthy families in jackson and people love to eat out its just quicker i could see us getting a nice sit down restaurant. Not to mention the mexican,pozza hut would both serve alcohol we could get a nice sports bar the possibilities are endless.
peeps

Richmond, KY

#21 Sep 4, 2012
People in Breathitt County don't know how to drink responsibly or do anything else responsibly. They can't even drive down a highway without wrecking.

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