Cave City Approval Of Liquor Sales Could Have Wide Effect

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GLASGOW, Ky. (WBKO) -- "Whether we're for it or against it, it's going to happen."

The phones are continuing to ring at city hall in Cave City nearly a week after liquor sales were approved by a 2 to 1 vote.

"From an economic standpoint it's going to be a boost for our city," said Mayor Dwayne Hatcher.

Officials believe the availability of liquor is just one more thing that will keep drivers coming from Interstate 65 in town. That means their money comes to town as well. A little further from the interstate, sits another Barren County city that in the past has followed a precedent set by Cave City.

"Cave City became moist before Glasgow, a couple years later that whole effort started," added Mayor Hatcher.

2007 was the year Glasgow made the move to a moist alcohol policy. If another change in the same direction is going to happen, it's up to the people.

"The voter is completely voter driven. It has to involve a petition. That petition has to then be certified by the (city) clerk's office. Once the petition is in place requesting a vote, then it goes on a ballot," stated Glasgow Mayor Rhonda Trautman.

Once all those steps are complete, a vote, just like the one in Cave City has to take place, to decide if the change is ultimately made.
It's been nearly a decade since a liquor petition gained steam in the city, but the town's neighbor is living proof that the people have the power.

"I've heard a lot of comments that I never thought I would see this in Cave City. It's a done deal and that's the way we have to look at it," said Hatcher.

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