The petition is requesting the question “Are you in favor of the sale of alcoholic beverages by the drink at Arrowhead Golf Club in the Cadiz South #1 Precinct?” be placed on a ballot and allow all registered voters of the area to vote on the question.
Wording on the petition is that required by state statute.
Calling themselves the Trigg County Alliance for Progress, the group mailed letters of explanation to residents of the area last week explaining the petition and why they feel the need to place such a referendum on a ballot.
According to Jerry Nanny, a spokesman for the group, the effort is being made to afford the opportunity for the Arrowhead Golf Course to become more competitive with others in the area. He said the course management, K&J Management, was not actively involved with the petition effort.
“If they can be competitive, it will give them a better opportunity to succeed,” Nanny said.
Nanny, who owns property near the course, said that if the final referendum passes it would be up to the course owners as to whether to apply for any license to sell alcohol on a daily basis. It would also allow the course to host tournaments and allow them to serve beer or alcohol.
Several years ago Cadiz and Trigg County lost an annual golfing event at the course which brought nearly $20,000 to the area in sponsorships following several complaints from country residents about the potential serving of alcohol.
The letter sent to residents noted that “We feel that such review is necessary at this time due to an increasing decline in the general economy and subsequent loss of both jobs and the quality (payroll and benefits) of job development. All credible reports indicate that the prospects for the Nation, Kentucky as specifically Western Kentucky are dismal for the near-term future of job expansion and economic growth.”
Read more news about the proposed alcohol referendum in this week's Cadiz Record.