Jay Geiger, the local Alcohol Beverage Control administrator, said he has receieved several calls on the subject, but out of the several people who advertised their intent to apply for those licenses, only two have actually applied thus far. Geiger said he couldn’t release their names yet.
“I anticipate several more people applying, but I haven’t really received those applications yet,” Geiger said.
Five businesses or individuals have filed notice that they plan to apply for a license to sell liquor by the drink, the first of which is Henry Higgins, who has advertised his intent to apply for a license for Higgins Liquors, which is proposed to be located at 351 Canton Lane, Suite B.
Darlene Pallisard will apply for a license to operate a business called Wet Lands Liquors at 9139 Rockcastle Road. JBA Inc. of Gracey, which is owned by Joey Allen of Hopkinsville, will file for both package liquor and beer licenses for a business called Trip’s Liquors, Beer and Wine to be located at 1120 Canton Road.
Allen will also apply for a beer license for a business to be named Ham Town Stop-N-Go at 1104 Canton Road. Joan Cruz and Guy Gosnell intend to apply for a package liquor license for the Canton Package Store, set to be located at 1196 Old Canton Road.
Cruz and Gosnell also intend to apply for an alcohol by the drink license at the Canton One Stop, which is located at the same address.
Nicholas Ornate Jr. of Hopkinsville, who owns the El Bracero Mexican Restaurant, intends to apply for both a wine and liquor by the drink license for the business, located on Merchant Street.
Three convenience stores in Cadiz and two in the county intend to apply for beer licenses, including Dailey’s Express at the corner of Main Street and Lakota Drive, Ideal Market at the corner of Main Street and Turner Drive, and Minit Mart at the corner of Main Street and Midway Street.
In the county, the Handy Korner market at 8976 Rockcastle Road, owned by Sharon and Rick Chidester, would operate as Handy Korner Spirits; and Margaret Eaton plans to operate a beer store at 3535 Blue Springs Road.
New intent-to-apply notifications in this week’s issue of The Cadiz Record include Stephen and Kelly Emery, the principal owners of Kelly’s Pizzeria at 4507 Canton Road; and Lisa and Dan Ruzicka, officers of Food Service of KY, Inc., who plan to operate Wildcat Liquors at 317 Main Street, which most recently was the locastion of Buster’s Dairy Dip.
Local residents have 30 days from the date of original publication to protest the granting of licenses with the ABC, according to state law.