Somerset Voters Approve Alcohol Sales
Somerset had been described as the largest city in Kentucky without alcohol sales. However, unofficial vote totals from the city indicate that situation has changed. The Associated Press reports that 2,167 people voted in favor of alcohol sales and 1,464 voted against in yesterday's voting.
Somerset businessman Dave Weddle had promoted the sales as a way to boost restaurant employment and local economic activity.
Several church groups had opposed the alcohol sales in Somerset.
A wet-dry vote on the same day had a different outcome in Pineville, where voters rejected expanded alcohol sales by a vote of 357 to 230. That city already allows alcohol to be sold at some restaurants.