Citizens unite against wet vote

Citizens unite against wet vote

There are 64 comments on the The Sentinel-Echo story from Feb 6, 2012, titled Citizens unite against wet vote. In it, The Sentinel-Echo reports that:

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. - More than 100 people gathered at London's First Pentecostal Church Thursday night in a unified effort to stop packaged liquor sales in the London city limits.

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well

Chicago, IL

#21 Feb 26, 2012
more death in wet cities, and our children is not safe: madd.com vote no no no
Yes vote

Doniphan, MO

#22 Feb 26, 2012
well wrote:
more death in wet cities, and our children is not safe: madd.com vote no no no
Read the story in the Sentinel about Danville. The DWI's didn't go up. It didn't change. You people need to stop fear mongering.
William

Oman

#23 Feb 26, 2012
Copy, paste and email this to all of your friends. All Churches must do what they can to keep alcohol sales out of Laurel County. Urge Everyone you can to vote no, in the wet dry vote coming up in the spring.
Sometime between Saturday, March 3 and Thursday, April 5, a local option election regarding selling packaged liquor in London is expected to be held if enough signed petitions allow it. Wednesday a committee of three presented petitions with about 753 signatures of London residents who are registered to vote to Laurel Judge/Executive David Westerfield. The signatures necessary to have a local option election are 540. Westerfield made copies of the petitions and took them to County Clerk Dean Johnson, who returned them to Westerfield whose staff will examine the signatures, comparing them with the signatures on voters’ registration cards. Any signatures that seem to be different from the card signatures will call for the signatory to be called to determine if it is their signature, said Johnson. Westerfield predicted that the count will take about seven days.“Next Wednesday everything should be good to go,” he said. There are 110 county precincts inside the city limits of London. However, only nine will be voting sites for the election. The tenth, which has no city citizens inside it, will have a voting machine, Johnson said, but it will be in an adjoining precinct. And, of course since there will be no city citizens to vote there, the machine will not be used, he added. The trio circulating the petitions was hoping for March 7 for the election, said McCarty, who told Westerfield and Johnson to pick the date they wish. The election must be scheduled by April 5, according to the statute. And with the statewide primary election set for May 22, McCarty told Johnson that any date between March 3 and April 5 would be okay for the local option election. Already there seems to be plans for opposition to the election, the Rev. Vernon Jarvis of London’s First Pentecostal Church said in an interview.“We have had just one brief meeting with several other ministers trying to see what, or if, we want to get into a full blown organized opposition,” he said, noting that at that one meeting he wasn’t able to be there.“So as to what’s going to happen I’m not real sure. I would say with this happening right now, if there’s going to be a response, it’ll be pretty quick.” Roy Faulkner, director of Laurel River Baptist Association, said he was waiting for the petitions to be fully signed before any kind of organization would be set up in an interview Wednesday.“That petition was filed today,” he said, adding that Westerfield will have to certify every signature on the petition.“We will get a copy of it and we will go over it as well,” he said.“A committee will be formed to do what we can do,” Faulkner said.“It will be best for us for the petition to be certified before we do anything. Once it is certified there will be a meeting called to form a committee like we did 11 years ago.” In January 2005 limited restaurant sales of alcohol drinks in London began. If the current vote passes, London’s restaurants, with 70 percent of their sales of food and the rest alcoholic beverages, would be able to get 50 percent for food and the rest alcohol. Packaged alcohol stores would be able to sell all kinds of such beverages and grocery stores, drug stores and similar businesses could sell beer. A no vote is a vote for Jesus!
William

Oman

#24 Feb 26, 2012
Yes vote wrote:
<quoted text>
Read the story in the Sentinel about Danville. The DWI's didn't go up. It didn't change. You people need to stop fear mongering.
Yeah, just keep turning your backs upon the alcohol related deaths. You are just imagining things.

You are deceiving yourself and everyone else by voting yes.
dont think so

Doniphan, MO

#25 Feb 26, 2012
William wrote:
Copy, paste and email this to all of your friends. All Churches must do what they can to keep alcohol sales out of Laurel County. Urge Everyone you can to vote no, in the wet dry vote coming up in the spring.
Sometime between Saturday, March 3 and Thursday, April 5, a local option election regarding selling packaged liquor in London is expected to be held if enough signed petitions allow it. Wednesday a committee of three presented petitions with about 753 signatures of London residents who are registered to vote to Laurel Judge/Executive David Westerfield. The signatures necessary to have a local option election are 540. Westerfield made copies of the petitions and took them to County Clerk Dean Johnson, who returned them to Westerfield whose staff will examine the signatures, comparing them with the signatures on voters’ registration cards. Any signatures that seem to be different from the card signatures will call for the signatory to be called to determine if it is their signature, said Johnson. Westerfield predicted that the count will take about seven days.“Next Wednesday everything should be good to go,” he said. There are 110 county precincts inside the city limits of London. However, only nine will be voting sites for the election. The tenth, which has no city citizens inside it, will have a voting machine, Johnson said, but it will be in an adjoining precinct. And, of course since there will be no city citizens to vote there, the machine will not be used, he added. The trio circulating the petitions was hoping for March 7 for the election, said McCarty, who told Westerfield and Johnson to pick the date they wish. The election must be scheduled by April 5, according to the statute. And with the statewide primary election set for May 22, McCarty told Johnson that any date between March 3 and April 5 would be okay for the local option election. Already there seems to be plans for opposition to the election, the Rev. Vernon Jarvis of London’s First Pentecostal Church said in an interview.“We have had just one brief meeting with several other ministers trying to see what, or if, we want to get into a full blown organized opposition,” he said, noting that at that one meeting he wasn’t able to be there.“So as to what’s going to happen I’m not real sure. I would say with this happening right now, if there’s going to be a response, it’ll be pretty quick.” Roy Faulkner, director of Laurel River Baptist Association, said he was waiting for the petitions to be fully signed before any kind of organization would be set up in an interview Wednesday.“That petition was filed today,” he said, adding that Westerfield will have to certify every signature on the petition.“We will get a copy of it and we will go over it as well,” he said.“A committee will be formed to do what we can do,” Faulkner said.“It will be best for us for the petition to be certified before we do anything. Once it is certified there will be a meeting called to form a committee like we did 11 years ago.” In January 2005 limited restaurant sales of alcohol drinks in London began. If the current vote passes, London’s restaurants, with 70 percent of their sales of food and the rest alcoholic beverages, would be able to get 50 percent for food and the rest alcohol. Packaged alcohol stores would be able to sell all kinds of such beverages and grocery stores, drug stores and similar businesses could sell beer. A no vote is a vote for Jesus!
If the churches are active in lobbying in a election or use influence to sway election votes they should loose their tax exempt status. After the election is over the churches doing this should be turned in and their status reviewed.

Since: Sep 09

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#26 Feb 26, 2012
William wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, just keep turning your backs upon the alcohol related deaths. You are just imagining things.
You are deceiving yourself and everyone else by voting yes.
I also know the statistics for Danville for 2002 through 2011. Anyone that read the Sentinel Echo article saw them. There was no increase. Get that part? That's no longer in question ..... there was 'no increase' in their DUI rate or crime rate. Get a copy of the February 22 Sentinel Echo. There are four full pages of things concerning Danville. Someone a few days ago said the anti-alcohol anti-rights church people were not going to like what it said. I guess he/she was right.
back in lily

Doniphan, MO

#27 Feb 26, 2012
corbin is ,wet im in lily i turn left to go to london right to corbin .lose money if you want

Since: Sep 09

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#28 Feb 26, 2012
William wrote:
Copy, paste and email this to all of your friends. All Churches must do what they can to keep alcohol sales out of Laurel County. Urge Everyone you can to vote no, in the wet dry vote coming up in the spring.
Sometime between Saturday, March 3 and Thursday, April 5, a local option election regarding selling packaged liquor in London is expected to be held if enough signed petitions allow it. Wednesday a committee of three presented petitions with about 753 signatures of London residents who are registered to vote to Laurel Judge/Executive David Westerfield. The signatures necessary to have a local option election are 540. Westerfield made copies of the petitions and took them to County Clerk Dean Johnson, who returned them to Westerfield whose staff will examine the signatures, comparing them with the signatures on voters’ registration cards. Any signatures that seem to be different from the card signatures will call for the signatory to be called to determine if it is their signature, said Johnson. Westerfield predicted that the count will take about seven days.“Next Wednesday everything should be good to go,” he said. There are 110 county precincts inside the city limits of London. However, only nine will be voting sites for the election. The tenth, which has no city citizens inside it, will have a voting machine, Johnson said, but it will be in an adjoining precinct. And, of course since there will be no city citizens to vote there, the machine will not be used, he added. The trio circulating the petitions was hoping for March 7 for the election, said McCarty, who told Westerfield and Johnson to pick the date they wish. The election must be scheduled by April 5, according to the statute. And with the statewide primary election set for May 22, McCarty told Johnson that any date between March 3 and April 5 would be okay for the local option election. Already there seems to be plans for opposition to the election, the Rev. Vernon Jarvis of London’s First Pentecostal Church said in an interview.“We have had just one brief meeting with several other ministers trying to see what, or if, we want to get into a full blown organized opposition,” he said, noting that at that one meeting he wasn’t able to be there.“So as to what’s going to happen I’m not real sure. I would say with this happening right now, if there’s going to be a response, it’ll be pretty quick.” Roy Faulkner, director of Laurel River Baptist Association, said he was waiting for the petitions to be fully signed before any kind of organization would be set up in an interview Wednesday.“That petition was filed today,” he said, adding that Westerfield will have to certify every signature on the petition.“We will get a copy of it and we will go over it as well,” he said.“A committee will be formed to do what we can do,” Faulkner said.“It will be best for us for the petition to be certified before we do anything. Once it is certified there will be a meeting called to form a committee like we did 11 years ago.” In January 2005 limited restaurant sales of alcohol drinks in London began. If the current vote passes, London’s restaurants, with 70 percent of their sales of food and the rest alcoholic beverages, would be able to get 50 percent for food and the rest alcohol. Packaged alcohol stores would be able to sell all kinds of such beverages and grocery stores, drug stores and similar businesses could sell beer. A no vote is a vote for Jesus!
If certain religious people don't like drinking ..... they don't have to drink. Don't buy any. But they have no right to force me to believe in their personal religious beliefs or force their doctrines on me and everyone else. This is America.
452 london

Fulton, KY

#29 Feb 26, 2012
vote yes
VOTE NO

London, KY

#31 Feb 26, 2012
VOTE NO
VOTE YES

Campbellsville, KY

#32 Feb 26, 2012
VOTE YES
flintstoned

United States

#33 Feb 27, 2012
barbourville should never go wet and some of you have already said why and didnt even know it.people here in barbourville are not capable of having a few drinks or just a few beers while watching the game,most have come from alcoholic parents and one drink is not possible the crime rate would go out the roof,drunk driving,domestic violence,etc.i dont want to see this our little town is a good little town.yeah we have our problems with the powers that be and that is normal for most city county goverments.the monies that would be made would not go to fixing pot holes or the sewer system it would go to more police,drug courts and in the pockets of the four or five families that run this town,bootleggers will always be around b/c the people have no cars or drivers license to drive 15 miles off the creek or out of kay jay or 10-12 miles down popular creek.vote no our kids and our families are counting on you.

Since: Sep 09

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#34 Feb 27, 2012
flintstoned wrote:
barbourville should never go wet and some of you have already said why and didnt even know it.people here in barbourville are not capable of having a few drinks or just a few beers while watching the game,most have come from alcoholic parents and one drink is not possible the crime rate would go out the roof,drunk driving,domestic violence,etc.i dont want to see this our little town is a good little town.yeah we have our problems with the powers that be and that is normal for most city county goverments.the monies that would be made would not go to fixing pot holes or the sewer system it would go to more police,drug courts and in the pockets of the four or five families that run this town,bootleggers will always be around b/c the people have no cars or drivers license to drive 15 miles off the creek or out of kay jay or 10-12 miles down popular creek.vote no our kids and our families are counting on you.
You may not have faith in the people of Laurel County. But I'm one of them and I grew up among the rest. Dumb hillbillies we are not, even if you seem to think we are. Vote 'yes'.

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#35 Feb 27, 2012
William wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, just keep turning your backs upon the alcohol related deaths. You are just imagining things.
You are deceiving yourself and everyone else by voting yes.
So by your logic then we should outlaw cars too since many accidents happen and claim lives due to a driver falling asleep or not paying attention. Or maybe guns? I have never killed anyone but stupid people with guns have. Should we outlaw them too? How about we simply outlaw religious influences in votes. Be ause if we outlawed everything that ever cost an innocent life churches would be at the top of the list. We actually have a federal founding guideline that says no law shall made to uphold one religion (or it's beliefs) over another. How about you put down the book, open the curtains and join the rest of us in the modern times. You are currently 80 years or so behind.
K_and_a_C

Greenbrier, AR

#36 Feb 27, 2012
___Jenny___ wrote:
<quoted text>
You may not have faith in the people of Laurel County. But I'm one of them and I grew up among the rest. Dumb hillbillies we are not, even if you seem to think we are. Vote 'yes'.
Git 'em
Spitfire

United States

#37 Feb 27, 2012
flintstoned wrote:
barbourville should never go wet and some of you have already said why and didnt even know it.people here in barbourville are not capable of having a few drinks or just a few beers while watching the game,most have come from alcoholic parents and one drink is not possible the crime rate would go out the roof,drunk driving,domestic violence,etc.i dont want to see this our little town is a good little town.yeah we have our problems with the powers that be and that is normal for most city county goverments.the monies that would be made would not go to fixing pot holes or the sewer system it would go to more police,drug courts and in the pockets of the four or five families that run this town,bootleggers will always be around b/c the people have no cars or drivers license to drive 15 miles off the creek or out of kay jay or 10-12 miles down popular creek.vote no our kids and our families are counting on you.
How can you have alcoholic parents in a "DRY" County??
BULLDOG

Trenton, NJ

#38 Feb 28, 2012
95 percent of the country is wet, are they all wrong

“smiling on a cloudy day”

Since: Jan 09

Shakedown Street

#39 Feb 28, 2012
William wrote:
Copy, paste and email this to all of your friends. All Churches must do what they can to keep alcohol sales out of Laurel County. Urge Everyone you can to vote no, in the wet dry vote coming up in the spring.
Sometime between Saturday, March 3 and Thursday, April 5, a local option election regarding selling packaged liquor in London is expected to be held if enough signed petitions allow it. Wednesday a committee of three presented petitions with about 753 signatures of London residents who are registered to vote to Laurel Judge/Executive David Westerfield. The signatures necessary to have a local option election are 540. Westerfield made copies of the petitions and took them to County Clerk Dean Johnson, who returned them to Westerfield whose staff will examine the signatures, comparing them with the signatures on voters’ registration cards. Any signatures that seem to be different from the card signatures will call for the signatory to be called to determine if it is their signature, said Johnson. Westerfield predicted that the count will take about seven days.“Next Wednesday everything should be good to go,” he said. There are 110 county precincts inside the city limits of London. However, only nine will be voting sites for the election. The tenth, which has no city citizens inside it, will have a voting machine, Johnson said, but it will be in an adjoining precinct. And, of course since there will be no city citizens to vote there, the machine will not be used, he added. The trio circulating the petitions was hoping for March 7 for the election, said McCarty, who told Westerfield and Johnson to pick the date they wish. The election must be scheduled by April 5, according to the statute. And with the statewide primary election set for May 22, McCarty told Johnson that any date between March 3 and April 5 would be okay for the local option election. Already there seems to be plans for opposition to the election, the Rev. Vernon Jarvis of London’s First Pentecostal Church said in an interview.“We have had just one brief meeting with several other ministers trying to see what, or if, we want to get into a full blown organized opposition,” he said, noting that at that one meeting he wasn’t able to be there.“So as to what’s going to happen I’m not real sure. I would say with this happening right now, if there’s going to be a response, it’ll be pretty quick.” Roy Faulkner, director of Laurel River Baptist Association, said he was waiting for the petitions to be fully signed before any kind of organization would be set up in an interview Wednesday.“That petition was filed today,” he said, adding that Westerfield will have to certify every signature on the petition.“We will get a copy of it and we will go over it as well,” he said.“A committee will be formed to do what we can do,” Faulkner said.“It will be best for us for the petition to be certified before we do anything. Once it is certified there will be a meeting called to form a committee like we did 11 years ago.” In January 2005 limited restaurant sales of alcohol drinks in London began. If the current vote passes, London’s restaurants, with 70 percent of their sales of food and the rest alcoholic beverages, would be able to get 50 percent for food and the rest alcohol. Packaged alcohol stores would be able to sell all kinds of such beverages and grocery stores, drug stores and similar businesses could sell beer. A no vote is a vote for Jesus!
tl/dr

Learn to <cr>
notme

Greenville, SC

#40 Feb 28, 2012
Did they have a glass of wine after the meeting?
interested person

Martin, KY

#41 Feb 28, 2012
well wrote:
more death in wet cities, and our children is not safe: madd.com vote no no no
That part is just not true at least in Floyd Co. our drunk driving incidents went down for the first three straight years that we were wet and our deaths from drunk driving went down as well. madd can say all it wants but I have the statistics at least for Floyd county. Of course a lot of people used to say "Floyd county is the wettest dry in county in Kentucky" that is until we legalized alcohol sales in 1982.

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