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Resident

London, KY

#23 Jul 19, 2013
I just read the news report and it is amazing that Corbin collected nearly three quarters of a million dollars in alcohol tax the first year of sales. Given London was already wet and full of bars, we really screwed up not voting for package sales. Hopefully next time people won't listen to people like WillyP, who obviously was wrong or deliberately deceived us.
exbuddy

Simpsonville, SC

#24 Jul 19, 2013
London would get this kind of money too if the "ho's" running the place got out of each others beds long enough to do something.

“smiling on a cloudy day”

Since: Jan 09

Shakedown Street

#25 Jul 19, 2013
Resident wrote:
deliberately deceived us.
When Somerset had their wet/dry election, this was probably the biggest obstacle the wet side faced. So much misinformation was spread by the dryers that many truly didn't know the ramifications of a Yes! vote.

We blew up Topix and Facebook in the months preceding the election, preemptively refuting the common lies recited by the No! crowd. People 18-21 can vote in a wet/dry election. The city can spend tax money however they see fit, not just on new police cruisers. The city can collect taxes on alcohol sales(dryers actually tried to say that wasn't so!) We quoted Kentucky State Police studies that showed DUI rates and fatalities were higher in dry territories.

We quoted KRS statutes that proved everything we said was factual. The teetotalers were left with no argument other than "Somerset will never be the same!" Well of course not, we were voting to repeal PROHIBITION, of course it will never be the same. Just like most towns aren't the same as they were in 1933, when PROHIBITION was repealed for most of the country.

That's another thing we wrote about often, the history of PROHIBITION and the 18th and 21st amendments. We posted old time photos of Women's Temperance Unions and such, intentionally linked the teetotalers with outdated thinking a century old.

The dry crowd didn't like it, but the voters were presented with the truth. It passed 2-1 here in Somerset, by such a large margin the preachers who headed up the dry vote proclaimed they wouldn't even try for another vote in 3 years. It is a done issue now, though some still try to impede progress however they can.

Liquor is in Somerset now, and it is here to stay.

“smiling on a cloudy day”

Since: Jan 09

Shakedown Street

#26 Jul 19, 2013
Also dryers will call anyone who supports alcohol sales a boozer or a drunk, thinking that shame is still as effective of a tool as it was back in 1980.

http://youtu.be/W1M1DulB7ok
Boozer

Middlesboro, KY

#27 Jul 19, 2013
Ralph wrote:
<quoted text>
Spoken like a 3 times DUI convict. I really don't care about you. One of my family goes because of your ideas. I will kill their family, dogs, cats, grass, and piss in the ashes of what's left.
So bottoms up and enjoy.
I have enjoyed 20 beers today. I am on my way to Shiloh's to enjoy 5 or 6 more. Come and have one on me. I will be the one in the Hummer.
WYMT Report

Liberty, KY

#28 Jul 23, 2013
Go to the Wymt web site and read their report on the first year of alcohol sales. They report Corbin collected over $720,000.00 during the first year, from which, among other things, they bought 5 new police cars. But most interestingly, the DUI rate in Corbin declined during the past year. You don't have to be stupid to live in London but it would help protect ones sanity.

“smiling on a cloudy day”

Since: Jan 09

Shakedown Street

#29 Jul 23, 2013
WYMT Report wrote:
Go to the Wymt web site and read their report on the first year of alcohol sales. They report Corbin collected over $720,000.00 during the first year, from which, among other things, they bought 5 new police cars. But most interestingly, the DUI rate in Corbin declined during the past year. You don't have to be stupid to live in London but it would help protect ones sanity.
That's because the ones living in Corbin are home with their liquor before they start drinking.

London citizens who buy their alcohol in Corbin are just starting to catch a buzz when they reenter Laurel county.

How much you bet London DUIs are on the increase since London voted to stay dry?
steamy

Germany

#31 Jul 27, 2013
re: Corbin got $721,000.00 from Alcohol taxes

but what good will it do if all the crooked politicians put it in their pocket and charge all construction labor and other labors to the state?
Boozer

Middlesboro, KY

#32 Jul 28, 2013
Ralph wrote:
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Spoken like a 3 times DUI convict. I really don't care about you. One of my family goes because of your ideas. I will kill their family, dogs, cats, grass, and piss in the ashes of what's left.
So bottoms up and enjoy.
You couldn't kill a weed. Your family is at the bottom of the gene pool. Natural selection will take care of all of you.
Anon

Paris, KY

#33 Jul 28, 2013
Ahahahahaahahaha good for Corbin. I refuse to buy drinks in this town,nah I'd rather be my own bartender and give money to a town that's not stupid. Liquor King and Liquor Mart for the win!
Anon

Paris, KY

#34 Jul 28, 2013
Ralph wrote:
<quoted text>
Spoken like a 3 times DUI convict. I really don't care about you. One of my family goes because of your ideas. I will kill their family, dogs, cats, grass, and piss in the ashes of what's left.
So bottoms up and enjoy.
Oooooh spoken like a true internet tough guy. Do you know how dumb you sound and how non scary your threat is? We're all so scared Mr.Scary "I'll kill your animals and family for no reason" Ralph. Pffft I've heard better threats out of 15 year olds so either grow up or get better material.
In front of your nose

Lexington, KY

#35 Jul 28, 2013
Wheres the Beef wrote:
Times Tribune 7-18-2013... Corbin Buying City Park
"McBurney said a $25,000 donation from the Corbin Tourism and Convention Commission helped to seal the deal. The city thought about buying the property for some time, and we got serious about it a couple of years ago. We even asked if the bank would donate the land to us. We approached Tourism about us buying the property back in April, and they gave us the $25,000 in May towards purchasing the property. It’d been hard for us to buy it if Tourism hadn’t given us the money."
Corbin couldn't afford to buy a piece of property without a $25,000 donation ?? Where's the Beef ??
The "beef", reverse cash cow is on top the hill at the south Corbin exit. Probably takes $1 million to run that thing every year and it might make $300,000. Gotta cover that somehow.
Old Man

Elizabethtown, IN

#36 Jul 28, 2013
How right you are. People in corbin can't add very well.

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