Some Say Campaign over Alcohol Votes in Southeastern Kentucky Turning Negative

Aug 21, 2012

Some southeastern Kentucky residents say campaigns on a vote that could allow alcohol sales in the community have taken a negative turn. McCreary County voters head to the polls next Tuesday to decide the controversial issue.

Todd Hansford told WYMT-TV that he set up 50 "Vote Yes" signs, but most of them were pulled up and replaced within 48 hours with signs encouraging people to vote no.

Those who oppose the measure say they've had similar problems.

Mark Sewell said he had a "Vote No" sign taken from his yard and a five-foot banner opposing sales was taken from the yard at his church.

The McCreary County Sheriff says he hasn't gotten any complaints about the signs, but officials say it's not uncommon for signs to disappear during campaigns.