Entertainment District Sought for Owensboro

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP)-- A western Kentucky city has taken a step toward creating a downtown entertainment district in an effort to assure that liquor sales won't be stopped by a possible wet-dry vote.

The Owensboro City Commission gave preliminary approval on Tuesday to the proposal. The measure must receive a second vote before it is final.

Under a state law passed this year, cities can approve such districts, which wouldn't have to abide by special elections that sought to stop or limit liquor sales in certain precincts.

The issue came up last fall when a precinct of Owensboro decided to hold a vote on alcohol sales. That led to a discussion on what could happen if a similar vote was taken in the downtown district.

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