Fiscal Court passes alcohol ordinance amendment to allow sales at golf courses
by Franklin Clark, Reporter --
Jul 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Trigg County’s Fiscal Court unanimously approved a second reading of an amendment to the county’s alcohol ordinance, which will allow alcohol to be sold at golf courses, when it met last Tuesday evening.

Before the vote, retired Rev. Irvin Darnall asked the court about the amendment, and Trigg County Judge Executive Stan Humphries summarized it for him. Trigg County Attorney H.B. Quinn also read the amendment to the ordinance before the vote took place.

“I don’t think the court should do anything to kick us while we’re down,” Darnall said.

Darnall, who noted that he wasn’t at the meeting where it was first read, went on to say that he and other residents of the South Cadiz No. 1 precinct, which voted to remain dry in the alcohol election last year, don’t want alcohol sold at Arrowhead Golf Course or anywhere.

Darnall also said that 56th Circuit Judge C.A. “Woody” Woodall III’s decision in the Montgomery precinct case “tied our hands,” as they had been circulating a petition when the case was sent to the Kentucky Supreme Court.

“We cannot circulate a petition, we cannot do anything, and I for one and several more … are not in favor of alcohol sales at the Arrowhead Golf Course or anyplace else in Trigg County,” Darnall said.

Quinn said at an earlier meeting that United States Golf Association (USGA) golf courses like Arrowhead would be exempt from the requirement that it have dining facilities that seat at least 50 people as well as the requirement that it make at least 50 percent of its profits from food, but that all other provisions in the ordinance will apply to the golf course.

Trigg County Magistrate Shannon Knight made the motion, and Magistrate Larry Lawrence seconded, to approve the amendment.

The court also unanimously approved an Area Development Fund (ADF) grant of $7,500, money that Humphries said will be used to make improvements to the restroom and other areas at the Trigg County Recreation Complex.

Humphries said that the county’s Project Development Board will meet, possibly for the last time, today at 12 noon to examine and adopt plans regarding the parking lot for the Trigg County Justice Center.

Humphries also said that the new building for the Trigg County Senior Center, located on East Noel Road, has received its certificate of occupancy, and added that the move into the new building will begin very soon.

At the end of the meeting, the independent audit of the county government by the accounting firm Romaine and Associates was presented to the court. The 43-page report is for the fiscal year that began on July 1, 2008, and ended on June 30, 2009.

Humphries said it was a “good” audit that showed total current assets of more than $6 million and total liabilities of $425,000. The firm recommended that the fiscal court maintain proper records for the Trigg County Public Justice Center Corporation Fund.
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