Grow Trigg holds final meeting before Tuesday’s referendum
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
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Grow Trigg Chairman Ken Culwell said the group, which is trying to have alcohol prohibition repealed in the county, is ready for Tuesday’s alcohol referendum at their meeting, held last Wednesday evening at the group headquarters in downtown Cadiz.

Retired Hopkinsville attorney and Grow Trigg member Petey Rogers said the group is still highly focused on its goal.

Culwell said that if the referendum passes, there will be a waiting day limit before alcohol can be sold in Trigg County. After Trigg County Judge Executive Stan Humphries certifies the election, people will have to wait 60 days to buy any alcohol beverages.

As a result, Culwell said there isn’t a good chance of being able to buy alcohol in Trigg County this year.

Culwell also said that no matter how the vote turns out, the group will still be as active as possible, and that they will support local candidates that they think support policies that encourage growth in the county.

If the vote doesn’t go in Grow Trigg’s favor, “We’ll be back in three years,” Culwell said. The issue can’t be brought to a vote until 2012 if it is voted down next Tuesday.

Culwell also said that if the vote fails, Cadiz and Trigg County won’t see the growth that they could if alcohol was legal to sell here, and the area could become a “bedroom community” for cities like Murray, Hopkinsville and Paducah.

“Shopping outside of the county is not good, so we must do what we can to bring businesses here,” Culwell said.

According to Grow Trigg chairman, the interview with Trigg Citizens Against Alcohol Chairman Bob McIntosh that was published last week in the Cadiz Record demonstrates that McIntosh doesn’t seem to have very much control over the other people in the organization.

Culwell also said he had hoped for a “real debate” with McIntosh on WKDZ, but instead it was decided to air his radio interview after McIntosh’s. Culwell argued that it was TCAA that didn’t want to have a radio debate. They aired the interviews Monday at 8:30 a.m.

“100 percent of the people in Trigg County who want alcohol in their home, have it,” Culwell said. “Most of it was purchased legally.”

One Grow Trigg member announced that the group is now on the social networking websites Facebook and MySpace.

The Grow Trigg chairman also thanked fellow members for their hard work during the campaign. The group will start taking down their signs starting next Wednesday, Culwell said.

There will be no more meetings until the election, although Culwell said there will probably be a meeting the Wednesday after the election at the group’s headquarters.
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