Petition for County Wet Vote

Petition for County Wet Vote

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Interesting

Somerset, KY

#1 Apr 3, 2013
Interesting article. Worth a read.

http://somerset-kentucky.com/local/x131912288...
lol

Somerset, KY

#2 Apr 3, 2013
Interesting wrote:
Interesting article. Worth a read.
http://somerset-kentucky.com/local/x131912288...
like its that far now to drive out in the county to somerset for beer, better than driving out of the county. Our own newspaper can't even get anything right, we were only alloted 5 liqour lic.

“smiling on a cloudy day”

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Since: Jan 09

Shakedown Street

#3 Apr 3, 2013
Read the article, and it would be great if all of Pulaski county went wet. Two issues:

One, I don't know if that petition is going to pass muster. They have to be worded very specifically, and making a brief mention of alcohol sales while half the petition is something about a "united Pulaski county" isn't the proper wording.

Two, you can't just make beer sales legal. If that's what they are telling people in order to get signatures they're lying to folks. If they legalize alcohol sales it will be all alcohol, not just beer. It would be great, because Pulaski county would qualify for over 30 liquor stores.
Tough Love

Somerset, KY

#4 Apr 3, 2013
I too would like to see the county go wet, but based on the article, this initiative appears doomed to fail. Not only does it come across as self serving, but it appears to be poorly organized. One doesnít get the impression that they have even done their due diligence on how the local option process works. Getting the county voters on board is a whole different ball game. Besides all the church folk who will automatically be against this initiative, I canít imagine that many Somerset residents would vote in favor simply because it would result in reduced revenue for the city. Should be interesting to watch though.
Westwood

Manchester, KY

#5 Apr 3, 2013
Tough Love wrote:
------it would result in reduced revenue for the city.----
How did you come to this conclusion? If it's true, this is an excellent opportunity for the county.
Westwood

Manchester, KY

#6 Apr 3, 2013
If you're talking about just spreading it out and taking a few of Somerset's sales, I understand.
Google

United States

#7 Apr 3, 2013
Bronston Man wrote:
Read the article, and it would be great if all of Pulaski county went wet. Two issues:
One, I don't know if that petition is going to pass muster. They have to be worded very specifically, and making a brief mention of alcohol sales while half the petition is something about a "united Pulaski county" isn't the proper wording.
Two, you can't just make beer sales legal. If that's what they are telling people in order to get signatures they're lying to folks. If they legalize alcohol sales it will be all alcohol, not just beer. It would be great, because Pulaski county would qualify for over 30 liquor stores.
.

Isn't part of TN like that tho, just beer sales with no spirits? Not sure if its a state thing or what, KY might be different.
Money Honey

Somerset, KY

#8 Apr 3, 2013
Now THIS could get entertaining.
drinker

Lexington, KY

#9 Apr 3, 2013
Google wrote:
<quoted text>.
Isn't part of TN like that tho, just beer sales with no spirits? Not sure if its a state thing or what, KY might be different.
That's a Tennessee thing. You don't even need a license to sell beer in Tennessee, that's why every trailer on 27 south past the state line has been transformed into a roadside bar.
Google

United States

#10 Apr 3, 2013
drinker wrote:
<quoted text>
That's a Tennessee thing. You don't even need a license to sell beer in Tennessee, that's why every trailer on 27 south past the state line has been transformed into a roadside bar.
Well good for them. I know it was something weird, I don't think the liquor stores there are allowed to sell beer or have to be in a different building or something.
state line

Morristown, IN

#11 Apr 3, 2013
drinker wrote:
<quoted text>
That's a Tennessee thing. You don't even need a license to sell beer in Tennessee, that's why every trailer on 27 south past the state line has been transformed into a roadside bar.
that is why Tennessee is a much better state to live in and better for businesses to flourish in. Ky needs to get out of dark ages.

“smiling on a cloudy day”

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Shakedown Street

#12 Apr 3, 2013
Google wrote:
<quoted text>
Well good for them. I know it was something weird, I don't think the liquor stores there are allowed to sell beer or have to be in a different building or something.
Liquor stores in Tennessee can have beer, they just can't sell cold beer.

They have some screwed up laws down there. They're really dryer than Kentucky, just they have beer sales statewide, only a handful of counties actually sell liquor. I think you have to go all the way to Oak Ridge on 75 just to buy anything over 5.9%.

That's another thing, even beer is limited to 5.9%. If you look in gas stations, beer like Steel Reserve that is normally 9%-10% in Kentucky will be 5.9% in Tennessee.

“smiling on a cloudy day”

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Since: Jan 09

Shakedown Street

#13 Apr 3, 2013
By the way, I stopped by and signed the petition. It was pointless though, because they will definitely have to redo it. Their petition only has a place for your name, signature, voting district, and zip code.

State law requires your name, physical street address, and either your date of birth or your social security number. The county petition has neither of these, so they definitely won't count.

See law: KRS 242.020

Petition for election.
(1) A petition for an election shall be signed by a number of constitutionally qualified
voters of the territory to be affected, equal to twenty-five percent (25%) of the votes cast in the territory at the last preceding general election. The petition may consist of one (1) or more separate units, and shall be filed with the county clerk.

(2) The petition for election, in addition to the name of the voter, shall state also his residence address, Social Security number or date of birth, and the correct date upon which his name was signed.

(3) No signer may withdraw his name or have it taken from the petition after the petition has been filed. If the name of any person has been placed on the petition for election without his authority, he may appear before the county judge/executive before the election is ordered and upon proof that his name was placed on the petition without his authority, his name may be eliminated by an order of the county
judge/executive. When his name has been eliminated, he shall not be counted as a petitioner.

(4) No petition for a referendum shall be circulated for more than six (6) months prior to its filing.

(5) After a petition for election has been filed, the county judge/executive shall make an order on the order book of the court directing an election to be held in that territory.

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Notice part 2. They don't even have a place for you to put the date next to your signature, so these county petitions will absolutely be voided.

They needed to ask ol' Bronston Man!

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Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#14 Apr 3, 2013
Wal-Mart in Oneida has sold me many a cold brew -

“smiling on a cloudy day”

Level 7

Since: Jan 09

Shakedown Street

#15 Apr 3, 2013
Knowitall9 wrote:
Wal-Mart in Oneida has sold me many a cold brew -
Because they're not a liquor store. Groceries and gas stations in Tennessee can sell cold beer. Kenny's Rowboat had tons of cold beer.

Liquor stores can't, only hot beer.
Easter Sunday Rabbit

United States

#16 Apr 3, 2013
Bought me a 12 pack on Sunday from Speedway. I was traveling through on my way to 100 miles away. I didn't have any beer and remembered Somerset was full wet. Bowling Green doesn't sell on Sundays, I was the hero with the 12 Pack.

Thanks to the wet voters. We were short on beer for Easter and Somerset pulled us through.
mike

Tucker, GA

#17 Apr 3, 2013
Easter Sunday Rabbit wrote:
Bought me a 12 pack on Sunday from Speedway. I was traveling through on my way to 100 miles away. I didn't have any beer and remembered Somerset was full wet. Bowling Green doesn't sell on Sundays, I was the hero with the 12 Pack.
Thanks to the wet voters. We were short on beer for Easter and Somerset pulled us through.
praise the lord bro
mike

Tucker, GA

#18 Apr 3, 2013
Tough Love wrote:
I too would like to see the county go wet, but based on the article, this initiative appears doomed to fail. Not only does it come across as self serving, but it appears to be poorly organized. One doesnít get the impression that they have even done their due diligence on how the local option process works. Getting the county voters on board is a whole different ball game. Besides all the church folk who will automatically be against this initiative, I canít imagine that many Somerset residents would vote in favor simply because it would result in reduced revenue for the city. Should be interesting to watch though.
church folks do drink

“smiling on a cloudy day”

Level 7

Since: Jan 09

Shakedown Street

#19 Apr 3, 2013
mike wrote:
<quoted text> church folks do drink
Surely not!
Airplane

Somerset, KY

#20 Apr 3, 2013
Don't call me Shirley!

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