Has going wet hurt or helped Manchester?

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Wondering

Manchester, KY

#1 Jan 25, 2013
Did our community get better or worse from going wet? Do you think we should put it back on the ballot for re-consideration? Let's see what you think?
Nobody

Manchester, KY

#2 Jan 25, 2013
No real difference either way but maybe a little additional revenue?!
Slick

London, KY

#3 Jan 25, 2013
It could only help.
for real

Manchester, KY

#4 Jan 25, 2013
I think the easy access has put poor families in a bind. They spend money on boos before necessities. It's sad if they have children too. I think it's done more damage to us for the benefits from revenue....for real.
weezy

Manchester, KY

#5 Jan 26, 2013
for real did those poor families your talking about buy booze before it became legal?
It would be very unusual for anyone to start drinking just because it became legal. I bet those same families your talking about bought it from the bootleggers and paid about twice as much for it then as they do now so how can it possibly take away from their household budget?
The easy access was before it became legal. Now everyone that looks like they are underage get carded. Bootleggers dont give a hoot how old people are as long as they have the cash to pay. Bootleggers dont pay taxes either.
So which is better? Legal sales in a responsible manner or bootleggers selling to anyone that can pay for it?
UNCLE JED

Madisonville, KY

#6 Jan 26, 2013
I would think that most of the money generated by the liquor stores is leaving the county to benefit the owners on liquor mart and liquor world .A few locals have found minimum wage jobs though.So my guess is that it hurts more than it helps.
weezy

London, KY

#7 Jan 26, 2013
uncle jed how many jobs did the bootleggers give clay countians? How much tax dollars did they give clay county?
How many underage drinkers have they turned away that were trying to buy booze?
If the click in this damn county allowed out of towners to own any of the liquor stores around here somebody really should take a good hard look at their bank accounts to find out why.
I dont drink anymore. I havent bought one single bottle or can of beer in a very long time but I truly believe it should be legal for the adults that do want to drink it.
Minimum wage jobs suck but they beat no job all to pieces when it comes to bringing home a paycheck.
Until the peeps in clay county decide to step up, get an education, stay off the drugs and be a responsible adult nothing will ever change around here.
The ones that already do all the stuff I mentioned are to be applauded cause they are the exception instead of the rule in clay county. And that is a crying shame.
Well

Williamsburg, KY

#8 Jan 26, 2013
weezy wrote:
uncle jed how many jobs did the bootleggers give clay countians? How much tax dollars did they give clay county?
How many underage drinkers have they turned away that were trying to buy booze?
If the click in this damn county allowed out of towners to own any of the liquor stores around here somebody really should take a good hard look at their bank accounts to find out why.
I dont drink anymore. I havent bought one single bottle or can of beer in a very long time but I truly believe it should be legal for the adults that do want to drink it.
Minimum wage jobs suck but they beat no job all to pieces when it comes to bringing home a paycheck.
Until the peeps in clay county decide to step up, get an education, stay off the drugs and be a responsible adult nothing will ever change around here.
The ones that already do all the stuff I mentioned are to be applauded cause they are the exception instead of the rule in clay county. And that is a crying shame.
That's isn't the question. The question was has going wet hurt or helped Manchester.

Alcohol sales have helped city government as far as generating tax revenue plus enhancing the potential for commerce and job creation and thereby further revenues. At a social level I'm sure there have been and continue to be some negative consequences.
wondering

East Bernstadt, KY

#9 Jan 26, 2013
As a retired person who now has alot of free time i have noticed listening to my scanner a signifiant rise in domestic violent calls. If it is due to alcohol or drugs am not sure but it has risen a huge amount. As for benefiting the city what benefit other then the hiring of extra cops to handle the side effects of drinking i have not seen nothing else. Yea they been a few eating places open but most them closed shortly after. As a former drinking person it is an individual choice whether to drink or not, but just remeber that a lot of those drinking either get extra courage want to be seen or mix there drugs with it. I come to a realization clay county is not like any other place, its has people who through either ignorance, poor up bringing or just don't care will abuse anything and alcohol is just another thing they will abuse. As for ones saying it stopped underage drinkers from buying it, sorry got news for you i lived where alcohol was sold and know teenages will get it, just get someone of legal age buy it for you, its that simple and if you think they can not do that then i got a piece of the moon i will sale you. Maybe i am old fashion or whatever but as long as you got a mind set in this county among so many of its people that being crooked is ok, taking favors from crooks, defend them crooks because they your friends, or look to a government for your financial welfare then old clay county will remain what it is.
tad pole

Madisonville, KY

#10 Jan 26, 2013
It has been a wonderful asset to our community, just look around at all the new industries and eating establishments that are opening up , Alcohol sales are the best thing that has ever happened in the town.
Stan

London, KY

#11 Jan 26, 2013
Wet has benefited the city with additional tax revenues that may be able to prevent additional city resident tax increases. Several jobs have resulted, several businesses have increased revenues, reduced illegal bootlegging, and the potential to continue to increase commerce and trade with economic development efforts.

What did dry ever do other then benefit the few that sold illegally to anyone who drove up no matter the age.

Everyone speaks as if we can't do anything to improve our community, that we can't grow business opportunities, we can't, whoa is me, we can't. Well I say we can and with real authentic leadership that works to improve the community we can have sustainable development.

The same people who spent their last dime on a drink at the bootleggers is the same ones now who you complain about spending at a legitimate business who actually emplys people and circulates money throughout the community.

Geesh, economics 101 says consumer spending is a good thing and increases commerce and business investments.
Stan

London, KY

#12 Jan 26, 2013
You are correct. Entry level wage jobs are a starting point for many who lack higher levels of education or have minimal work experience. Who is to say that ove time these entry level workers are not promoted to Asst Manager or navigate the business world to new job opportunities based upon their new found work experiences.

Any job is better than no job. I know I started low wage, but over time and with performance I moved around and secured a number of wonderful opportunities over the years.

We all have to start somewhere and I prefer that locals have an opportunity here than have to drive out of town. It is a no brainer!
weezy wrote:
uncle jed how many jobs did the bootleggers give clay countians? How much tax dollars did they give clay county?
How many underage drinkers have they turned away that were trying to buy booze?
If the click in this damn county allowed out of towners to own any of the liquor stores around here somebody really should take a good hard look at their bank accounts to find out why.
I dont drink anymore. I havent bought one single bottle or can of beer in a very long time but I truly believe it should be legal for the adults that do want to drink it.
Minimum wage jobs suck but they beat no job all to pieces when it comes to bringing home a paycheck.
Until the peeps in clay county decide to step up, get an education, stay off the drugs and be a responsible adult nothing will ever change around here.
The ones that already do all the stuff I mentioned are to be applauded cause they are the exception instead of the rule in clay county. And that is a crying shame.
What

Hazard, KY

#13 Jan 26, 2013
tad pole wrote:
It has been a wonderful asset to our community, just look around at all the new industries and eating establishments that are opening up , Alcohol sales are the best thing that has ever happened in the town.
Just what has opened up...and what new industries are u talking about ive seen nothing???i cant see nothing it help
for real

London, KY

#14 Jan 26, 2013
weezy wrote:
for real did those poor families your talking about buy booze before it became legal?
It would be very unusual for anyone to start drinking just because it became legal. I bet those same families your talking about bought it from the bootleggers and paid about twice as much for it then as they do now so how can it possibly take away from their household budget?
The easy access was before it became legal. Now everyone that looks like they are underage get carded. Bootleggers dont give a hoot how old people are as long as they have the cash to pay. Bootleggers dont pay taxes either.
So which is better? Legal sales in a responsible manner or bootleggers selling to anyone that can pay for it?
Poor people are drinking more due to the easy access. They're hooked! Line and sinker......Before, they had to pay doulbe and they had to be sneaky to get it from the bootlegger or risk getting caught. Now, they spend the rent money just walking in the store. Their kids are having less due to increased drinking. It's cheap....The business that owns it makes most of the money and it's out of town. There's other ways to increase revenue for city government other than alcohol.....we need to be creative and take back our communtiy.....
eddy

London, KY

#15 Jan 27, 2013
I think it's good cause I can drink when I get off work. It's on the way home and it's cheap.....I really don't care if it hurts or helps....non of my business....
Bill

Somerset, KY

#16 Jan 28, 2013
Going wet has almost stopped bootlegging in clay and so that means that kids have a harder time getting it.people is going to drink even if they have to drive to hazard or Richmond to get it.i would rather them buy it here and go home and drink.i know when I used to go get beer I would be drinking it on my way back.
ricky

London, KY

#18 Jan 30, 2013
its raining and im wet
sdaskl

London, KY

#19 Jan 30, 2013
hurt for sure...cause every morning they are a nasty drunk person on my steps
Farmer

Somerset, KY

#21 Feb 4, 2013
I shore hope its wet this summer maybe i can grow some wackyweed
I know

Houston, TX

#22 Feb 4, 2013
for real wrote:
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Poor people are drinking more due to the easy access. They're hooked! Line and sinker......Before, they had to pay doulbe and they had to be sneaky to get it from the bootlegger or risk getting caught. Now, they spend the rent money just walking in the store. Their kids are having less due to increased drinking. It's cheap....The business that owns it makes most of the money and it's out of town. There's other ways to increase revenue for city government other than alcohol.....we need to be creative and take back our communtiy.....
"Their kids are having less due to increased drinking"

If their kids are drnking they should be taken away from them and put in foster homes.
It is considered child abuse to allow kids to drink.

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