Booze Blues

Aug 30, 2012 Full story: McCreary County Record 9

Yesterday [Aug. 28], more than 5,000 McCreary Countians cast their ballots and, while the county will stay dry for the time being, the margin was much smaller.

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Josh

Wartburg, TN

#1 Aug 30, 2012
Its a win for Somerset and a sad day for McCreary.
half full

Columbia, SC

#2 Aug 31, 2012
Maybe you should take a trip to Somerset & drown your sorrows. The voters have spoken! So quit the cry baby, sore looser act.
Vote YES

Stearns, KY

#3 Sep 2, 2012
half full wrote:
Maybe you should take a trip to Somerset & drown your sorrows. The voters have spoken! So quit the cry baby, sore looser act.
Maybe we lost by 47 votes. So what? We all know that this was the same as a win, and you know it, too, if you're even halfway intelligent. Now it's not a matter of if we go wet, but when. If we had another election today, the wet side would win. Get ready for it. There are too many benefits of legalized alcohol sales for us to let this die. Our families deserve the economic benefits that the tax money will bring our law enforcement, emergency services, and the county's general fund. Corbin just took in over $45,000.00 in tax money last month alone. While we don't expect to have the sales that Corbin has, even half that would be over $270,000.00 dollars a year. Mark Sewell himself said he expected $390,000.00. Gus Skinner says it takes $40,000 to put a deputy on the road for a year. All four of our ambulances are worn out. A new ambulance would cost around $100,000. Why should we sit here in poverty, while our citizens that consume alcoholic beverages are donating their tax money to the economies of surrounding counties? Let's not forget the bootleggers. They pay no taxes into our system, and sell to anyone, including your children. With legal sales, their business will dry up and they will be forced to stop. Thos that are against alcohol sales are hopelessly ignorant if they tell you alcohol will increase underage drinking and traffic accidents. It is a proven FACT according to a Kentucky State Police study that wet counties have safer roads than dry counties, due to people traveling long distances to purchase drinks. There is NO DOWNSIDE TO LEGAL ALCOHOL SALES! Beer and Liquor have been here all along. There are people here that have been bootlegging for over 40 years. Let's put a stop to this criminal activity, put the tax money to work for us, and VOTE YES in the next election to advance McCreary County!
clinton

Somerset, KY

#4 Sep 3, 2012
Vote YES wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe we lost by 47 votes. So what? We all know that this was the same as a win, and you know it, too, if you're even halfway intelligent. Now it's not a matter of if we go wet, but when. If we had another election today, the wet side would win. Get ready for it. There are too many benefits of legalized alcohol sales for us to let this die. Our families deserve the economic benefits that the tax money will bring our law enforcement, emergency services, and the county's general fund. Corbin just took in over $45,000.00 in tax money last month alone. While we don't expect to have the sales that Corbin has, even half that would be over $270,000.00 dollars a year. Mark Sewell himself said he expected $390,000.00. Gus Skinner says it takes $40,000 to put a deputy on the road for a year. All four of our ambulances are worn out. A new ambulance would cost around $100,000. Why should we sit here in poverty, while our citizens that consume alcoholic beverages are donating their tax money to the economies of surrounding counties? Let's not forget the bootleggers. They pay no taxes into our system, and sell to anyone, including your children. With legal sales, their business will dry up and they will be forced to stop. Thos that are against alcohol sales are hopelessly ignorant if they tell you alcohol will increase underage drinking and traffic accidents. It is a proven FACT according to a Kentucky State Police study that wet counties have safer roads than dry counties, due to people traveling long distances to purchase drinks. There is NO DOWNSIDE TO LEGAL ALCOHOL SALES! Beer and Liquor have been here all along. There are people here that have been bootlegging for over 40 years. Let's put a stop to this criminal activity, put the tax money to work for us, and VOTE YES in the next election to advance McCreary County!
You can find links to the study that back this up in the somerset forum. Type in "wet" in the search box!
wondering

Columbia, SC

#5 Sep 6, 2012
Alcohol is NOT the answer for this county, JOBS is! Rally to get something REAL in this county!
Vote YES

Stearns, KY

#6 Sep 8, 2012
Something real is coming! Alcohol sales will provide many new jobs, and the tax money from it sure can't hurt either. Do some research and you will find that wet counties offer safer roads and better economies. You might as well get ready for it. We are going to push this through. If this law suit doesn't work, we have other plans. Alcohol sales are coming to good old McCreary County, I promise you!
Keenanv

Big Creek, KY

#7 Sep 8, 2012
Vote YES wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe we lost by 47 votes. So what? We all know that this was the same as a win, and you know it, too, if you're even halfway intelligent. Now it's not a matter of if we go wet, but when. If we had another election today, the wet side would win. Get ready for it. There are too many benefits of legalized alcohol sales for us to let this die. Our families deserve the economic benefits that the tax money will bring our law enforcement, emergency services, and the county's general fund. Corbin just took in over $45,000.00 in tax money last month alone. While we don't expect to have the sales that Corbin has, even half that would be over $270,000.00 dollars a year. Mark Sewell himself said he expected $390,000.00. Gus Skinner says it takes $40,000 to put a deputy on the road for a year. All four of our ambulances are worn out. A new ambulance would cost around $100,000. Why should we sit here in poverty, while our citizens that consume alcoholic beverages are donating their tax money to the economies of surrounding counties? Let's not forget the bootleggers. They pay no taxes into our system, and sell to anyone, including your children. With legal sales, their business will dry up and they will be forced to stop. Thos that are against alcohol sales are hopelessly ignorant if they tell you alcohol will increase underage drinking and traffic accidents. It is a proven FACT according to a Kentucky State Police study that wet counties have safer roads than dry counties, due to people traveling long distances to purchase drinks. There is NO DOWNSIDE TO LEGAL ALCOHOL SALES! Beer and Liquor have been here all along. There are people here that have been bootlegging for over 40 years. Let's put a stop to this criminal activity, put the tax money to work for us, and VOTE YES in the next election to advance McCreary County!
WELL SAID!!!!!!!!!! Keep your chin up! UNTIL you get things straightened out down that way, come on up in a couple months and set down have a COLD ONE with your Somerset budddies!
QQlooking

United States

#8 Sep 8, 2012
Well said! I'm sorry for those that don't understand the simple explanation you have provided.

Two simple economic conclusions:

1. The money for alcohol is flowing out of the county, taxes included.

2. The cost to drive to a nearby wet area means more money flows out of the county.

The safety issue has been well documented.

Also, as stated, the bootleggers love it!

Since: Sep 12

Location hidden

#9 Sep 29, 2012
Vote YES wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe we lost by 47 votes. So what? We all know that this was the same as a win, and you know it, too, if you're even halfway intelligent. Now it's not a matter of if we go wet, but when. If we had another election today, the wet side would win. Get ready for it. There are too many benefits of legalized alcohol sales for us to let this die. Our families deserve the economic benefits that the tax money will bring our law enforcement, emergency services, and the county's general fund. Corbin just took in over $45,000.00 in tax money last month alone. While we don't expect to have the sales that Corbin has, even half that would be over $270,000.00 dollars a year. Mark Sewell himself said he expected $390,000.00. Gus Skinner says it takes $40,000 to put a deputy on the road for a year. All four of our ambulances are worn out. A new ambulance would cost around $100,000. Why should we sit here in poverty, while our citizens that consume alcoholic beverages are donating their tax money to the economies of surrounding counties? Let's not forget the bootleggers. They pay no taxes into our system, and sell to anyone, including your children. With legal sales, their business will dry up and they will be forced to stop. Thos that are against alcohol sales are hopelessly ignorant if they tell you alcohol will increase underage drinking and traffic accidents. It is a proven FACT according to a Kentucky State Police study that wet counties have safer roads than dry counties, due to people traveling long distances to purchase drinks. There is NO DOWNSIDE TO LEGAL ALCOHOL SALES! Beer and Liquor have been here all along. There are people here that have been bootlegging for over 40 years. Let's put a stop to this criminal activity, put the tax money to work for us, and VOTE YES in the next election to advance McCreary County!
We definitly need the money!

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