Hustonville to decide on alcohol sales in May

Published 9:50 am Tuesday, February 1, 2022

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HUSTONVILLE – Hustonville residents will decide in May whether to allow alcohol sales within city limits.

A petition containing signatures was presented to the Lincoln County Clerk’s Office on Jan. 24. The petition was certified by Lincoln County Clerk George O. “Sonny” Spoonamore IV and submitted to the Judge Executive’s office on Jan. 25.

According to Spoonamore, the total number of votes cast in the City of Hustonville during the last preceding general election was 160 votes. In order to put the question on the ballot, a petition containing at least 25 percent, or 40 certified signatures, must be submitted.

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The petition submitted in January contained more than 40 signatures, according to the paperwork

“The petition contains the signatures of, and other required information about, more than 40 constitutionally qualified voters of the City of Hustonville, Kentucky, which equals or exceeds the required number to place the petitioned for election on the ballot on the date reflected in the petition,” the paperwork states. “The petition conforms, or substantially conforms, to KRS 242.020 in all respects.”

The question “Are you in favor of the sale of alcoholic beverages in Hustonville, Kentucky?” will appear on the May 17 ballot for Hustonville voters.

Stanford was the first city in Lincoln County to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages in Nov. 2020 with 1006 residents voting “yes” and 624 voting “no.”

A local option election was held in Crab Orchard in 2018 but did not pass.