WKU Public Radio News Staff
Tue June 5, 2012
Somerset Voters to Determine Alcohol Issue
Somerset, Kentucky is currently the largest city in the Commonwealth without any kind of legal alcohol sales. A vote to be held on June 26th could change that situation.
Voters will determine whether to allow the capacity to serve alcohol in retail packages and drinks in dining establishments. A group named "Progress Somerset" succeeded in getting the option election on the ballot. Supporters say the measure could lead to more restaurant-related jobs in the area.
Opponents include several religious leaders and an organization called KIDS (Keep It Dry and Safe.) The Commonwealth Journal has reported that leaders of that group describe themselves as "well-organized".
Only registered voters who are residents of Somerset will be allowed to vote in the June 26th option election.