created by: ha ha | Aug 3, 2012

Irvine, KY

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Wet/dry vote for Estill County KY

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  • Entire county wet
  • Irvine wet, Estill County dry (moist)
  • Keep Estill County dry
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Aug 3, 2012
 

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I think limited alchol sales should be allowed in the city limits of Irvine. Similar to Richmond. I read Jacob Estes' comments in the CV and T today. I think the moist option should be available. In the rural parts of the county, there isn't the available police protection to keep minors from drinking. I will only vote for it if the sales are limited to the city limits of Irvine. I would like to see some downtown eateries where alcholic beverages could be sold. I don't drink and detest the stuff but I know that many people feel they have to have it to unwind. I wished prohibition would have worked but it didn't and won't work. I see bad habits as a waste of your money and health. But most people cannot and willnot see it that way. I think the wet supporters shoot for too much too quickly. Try legalizing alchol sales in restuarants in the Irvine city limits first. As long as it is sold in neighboring counties, it might as well be sold here. Just keep it restricted to the Irvine city limits.
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London, KY

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Aug 3, 2012
 
I think it the pro-wet forces would restrict the sell to just restuarants, it might pass. That is how several towns have begun the process.
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Aug 4, 2012
 
Population and market is far too small to support any sort of slcohol serving franchise that you're probably hoping for. Best case scenario with the average income of Estill County and lack of industry, you may see a couple dive bars pop up on the corner, but that's probably where it will stop. Most Estill Countians work out of town anyway and drive past liquor stores, etc. daily, so it isn't a matter of you guys being denied access. Sorry partner, but Irvine will not expand with alcohol. Best wishes but you may be beating a very dead horse...
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Ravenna, KY

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Aug 4, 2012
 
wet wet wet get the picture.
pass the vote

London, KY

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everyone needs to vote for a wet county,we need the jobs and the income from taxes off the sales.We all have to waste gas to drive to richmond or winchester that we could spend at the store.This would help bring in other business if there is a sign of growing in the county.We have to start somewhere,why not here.
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Irvine, KY

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Aug 5, 2012
 
people kill me, they say they don't want alcohol sold in this town, and for what reason? I would say it is a fair guess to think that 90 percent of the people that live in this county work in another and they are going to buy it when they leave work anyway so way to go Irvine that's just money lost, hell I don't care one way or another because even if it comes to a vote where our opinion can be heard the bible thumpers will shut it down, I just wish toads would open back up!
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Aug 5, 2012
 
Why is the "moist" option unpopular? Make the town wet. Do people not like the ladies on the Irvine city council?
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Aug 5, 2012
 
Hello wrote:
Population and market is far too small to support any sort of slcohol serving franchise that you're probably hoping for. Best case scenario with the average income of Estill County and lack of industry, you may see a couple dive bars pop up on the corner, but that's probably where it will stop. Most Estill Countians work out of town anyway and drive past liquor stores, etc. daily, so it isn't a matter of you guys being denied access. Sorry partner, but Irvine will not expand with alcohol. Best wishes but you may be beating a very dead horse...
The reason people do not want liquor here is because they are scared of change....market has nothing to do with it, if that was the case there wouldnt be pharmacies and tobacco barns on every corner....with all the drunk people i hear about in estill co, liquor sales would have no problem here. They are obviously buying it somewhere.

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Kool Guy wrote:
Why is the "moist" option unpopular? Make the town wet. Do people not like the ladies on the Irvine city council?
Its unpopular because its completely senseless compromise. Why should we just go "moist" just to keep a handful of people happy? I would like to be able to purchase alcoholic beverages 7 days a week right here in my hometown. Those who dislike alcohol are still perfectly free to abstain. Seriously, why should we compromise on our civil liberties? Besides, if you just kept it in Irvine city limits then there would not be a single legal drop sold ever. In case we forgot the last couple of decades, the local councils/bureaucracy have fought tooth and nail and excersized their authority to keep anything and everything out of city limits. Remember the fight over the woman wanting to open a bed and breakfast? Remember them callously stopping a local citizen from opening a teen hangout in town? Exactly. The busy bodies of Irvine need to have the most diminished authority on this matter possible.

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Aug 5, 2012
 
The best thing you can do is SIGN THE PETITION. We don't need as many this time as last time, but want to get 1000 signatures--that'll mean that even if they invalidate 1/3 of them we'll still have enough to get the vote.

This is perhaps our best chance to get this thing to happen--people want the chance to voice their opinion with a vote--so let's put our faith in the democratic process and allow the people of Estill County to have a voice.

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Also, a thing to remember is that there was in fact enough signatures to get it going last time. Unfortunately, several hundred were stolen. Well, not this time. The will of the citizenry will be heard!

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Cornliquor Federation wrote:
Also, a thing to remember is that there was in fact enough signatures to get it going last time. Unfortunately, several hundred were stolen. Well, not this time. The will of the citizenry will be heard!
There will be MANY photocopies in MANY hands this time. If backroom deals cause an illegal prevention of the democratic process then there will be more than enough evidence to put the criminals who fix the vote behind bars.

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Aug 11, 2012
 
Right now, I'm just thrilled that enough petition signatures have been collected to have a vote. Its still important to collect many more for the few that would be disqualified. Could it really be that we may just have a wet Estill after all those years of "it'll never happen"?

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Aug 17, 2012
 
Good news folks. Far more than enough signatures have been collected and the petition will be formally turned in Tuesday morning at 10. However, it is still very important to sign that petition to help offset any signatures that may be disqualified.
Absolutely inspiring that after 50 years, Estill will finally get to vote on the matter!

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Aug 18, 2012
 
Come on guys, let's GET IT DONE! You know that certain people in power will attempt to squelch the will of the people and disqualify every signature they can--get EVERYONE you know down there. For or against alcohol, it doesn't matter--IF YOU FAVOR FREEDOM, and you want the right to your own voice to be heard, then you must SIGN!
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City of Corbin made $22,000 off of alcohol sales tax last month. They just went wet 2 months ago. Bet they wish they would have done it a long time ago. Let's pump some money into our town instead if Richmond!!

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Aug 19, 2012
 
Best of all, the way the current petition is worded, there would be no prohibition on Sundays! Think about the countless dollars sent to Richmond over the years. Imagine us starting to get some of that money back when Madison County heads our way on Sunday!

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The petition signatures were turned in this morning to the courthouse. There was 1012 legible signatures handed in. 654 were needed. Unless they can disqualify 358 signatures, then this will be going to a vote for the first time in 52 years!
COME ON

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Aug 22, 2012
 

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The Times-Tribune in Corbin reported a dramatic decrease in alcohol related crashes shortly after going wet. Read this article if you have any questions. Its FACTS!

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http://thetimestribune.com/local/x1511619555/ ...

Myself, I would love to see Estill go wet. I'm no drunk by any means but I do like to have a drink from time to time. I think if people are worried about our children, we should be more concerned now with the several bootleggers. This will ultimately bring more revenue, more jobs, good restaurants and less alcohol related crashes. Why the hell would we not do it? Its all around us! Madison County, Clark County and Wolf County. If it don't happen now, it will. Eventually. I say now is the time. People talk about nothing for the kids to do around here. There are only a few with the money to do it but wont. This will create enough money that the county could do something for the kids.

Nothing against our older generation but, they have done there job and failed in many ways. Its time to move forward and grow and quit holding back. This county will never change or better itself if people don't let it.

Just my thought.
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#20
Aug 23, 2012
 
I think it is great that the community gets to vote but it is disingenious to use the economic angle to win votes. Wolfe Co.is wet and has the Gorge and Natural Bridge close and within it's boundries and is still one of the poorest counties in the whole U.S. You will have a few stores with liquor license ones with the right Frankfort connections and that is it. So people get to vote on the kind of community they want that is great but do not blame people and their Christian beliefs if it goes down.

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