Glasgow Allows Alcohol in Restaurants

By: Tamara Evans Email
By: Tamara Evans Email

In Barren County, Glasgow voters faced a big decision on election day on whether alcohol in restaurants will be allowed.

"The question for the city voters of Glasgow is, 'Are you in favor of liquor by the drink to be served in restaurants that seat over 100 people and derive at least 70-percent of the gross receipts from sales of food," explained Pam Hodges Browning, Barren County Clerk.

A wet-dry vote was held on Tuesday within the city.

Earlier in the day, we caught up with voters to find out why they voted "yes" or "no" in this close election.

"I think there will be more accidents because if people have a tendency to get something easily, they tend to go overboard sometimes," said Brenda Deaton, who voted "no" for alcohol in restaurants.

"I believe as an American citizen you have a right to choose to drink or not if you're at a restaurant eating, that's everyone's right. If you go to eat you don't have to drink a beer, but some people like doing it. That's why they created beer and wine," said Sam Basile, who voted "yes" for alcohol in restaurants.

The Barren County Clerk's office expected a fifty percent turnout for today's election, which would be around 13,000 voters.
Around 47 percent showed up to vote, especially for the close wet-dry vote.

Here are the official results of that vote. There was only a difference of 100 votes.

2,422 people voted "yes" to having alcohol in restaurants, while 2,322 people voted "no".

There were also two local positions on the ballot in Barren County.

Tony Oliver was named Constable for the 2nd Magisterial District.

Dwayne Hatcher was appointed to the Cave City City Council.

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  • by Karen Location: Hwy 31 on Nov 7, 2007 at 01:21 PM
    Jobs seem to be the utmost importance these days...Its sad to know that Barren County is going to be selling liquor by the drink...yes,there will be more jobs created---the need for more Emergency personnel, hospital staff and police officer positions to tend to the needs/problems associated with those people who have accidents due to DUI's
  • by Rev. Wesley Hanson Location: Hartford, Ky on Nov 7, 2007 at 07:24 AM
    I was wondering if the old Ky. Temperance League was in the Glasgow community seeking to get out the dry vote:? Murray, Ky went wet four years ago in a simular vote. The wet climate is defintely changing in historically dry communities.
  • by james Location: glasgow on Nov 6, 2007 at 08:50 PM
    thank you citizens of glasgow for your yes votes and to the all the people that opposed better luck next time.
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