Trigg voters face question only twice before on ballot
by Alan Reed
Jun 17, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Initiatives to change Trigg County laws on the sale of alcoholic beverages reached Trigg County ballots twice in the past 28 years.

A local group identifying itself as the Trigg County Alliance for Progress seeks to add the question to November’s ballot allowing liquor-by-the-drink sales at the Arrowhead Golf Club. Spokesman Jerry Nanny said that the Alliance for Progress seeks the initiative independently from the course’s management to attract golf tournaments and promote tourism.

Trigg County voters have rejected two initiatives since 1980, with voters choosing to keep the entire county dry. Records at the Trigg County Clerk’s Office indicated a proposal to allow alcohol sales countywide appeared on the ballot on December 9, 1980. At that time, 1,487 voters favored the proposal, while 3,065 residents voted against it.

On November 7, 2000, Cadiz residents faced a choice of allowing liquor-by-the-drink sales in Cadiz city limits for restaurants and dining establishments with seating for 100 or more diners and more than 70 percent of their profits made by food sales. 490 voters said no to the plan, while 316 cast their ballot in support of the measure.

Cadiz Mayor Lyn Bailey said, “This proposal is for the South Cadiz One precinct. This includes some property in the city and some in the county. City officials have nothing to do with this proposal. We are public officials who represent people who are both for and against the measure.”

Read more about the history of alcohol initiatives in Trigg County in The Cadiz Record.
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