Somerset Voters to Decide Between Wet, Dry Status

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
The Augusta Commission voted to decrease the distance stores selling alcohol must be from one another. (January 20, 2011 / WRDW-TV)

The Augusta Commission voted to decrease the distance stores selling alcohol must be from one another. (January 20, 2011 / WRDW-TV)

SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) -- Voters in Somerset will decide later this month if the central Kentucky city keeps the distinction of being the largest city in the state not to have any kind of legal alcohol sales.

A vote on whether to allow the capacity to serve both alcohol in retail packages and drinks in dining establishments is set for June 26.

Kentucky League of Cities research manager Joseph Coleman told The Commonwealth Journal that Somerset, with a population of 11,196, gained the distinction of being Kentucky's most populated city without booze sales after Berea approved alcohol by the drink in April.

Coleman said there are three other cities slightly ahead of Somerset on the population list , Georgetown at 29,098, Murray at 17,741, and Glasgow at 14,028, with limited sales.


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