Grow Trigg adds at least 30 names to petition
by Franklin Clark -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Jul 22, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The signatures may have been turned in, but Grow Trigg’s activities are far from over, Grow Trigg President Ken Culwell said at their meeting last Wednesday evening at Lake Barkley State Resort Park.

Culwell said that when he talked to Trigg County Clerk Wanda Thomas, she indicated that they could keep adding signatures until she was finished verifying all three of the group’s binders, which contained 1,851 signatures when they turned them in on Monday, July 13.

The Grow Trigg leader said he had 30 more signatures himself, and that he planned to turn them in to the county clerk the day after the meeting. At the time of the meeting, there had already been at least three problems found with the signatures that were turned in on Monday, Culwell added.

“We just finished a marathon,” Culwell said, talking about the signatures.

It was said that if there are enough signatures for a vote, Trigg County Judge Executive Stan Humphries will call for an election, which will be held on a Tuesday in September or October,

Provided there.are enough valid signatures for a vote, and if the vote comes out in favor of allowing alcohol, both the Cadiz City Council and Trigg County Fiscal Court will have to pass ordinances on the matter.

One Grow Trigg member said that the fiscal court might be a “real hurdle,” as there is at least one magistrate that is against the sale of alcohol, and there may be several other magistrates that are also against it. Culwell said that if the vote passes in their favor, the magistrates will vote with their constituents or they “will be out of a job.”

Grow Trigg Member Linda Humbert said there has been a large demand for Grow Trigg yard signs, and added that this could be a great source of revenue.

Another Grow Trigg member suggested that a bike ride could be a good way to raise money. It was also suggested that Grow Trigg sponsor a table at the Gala of Tables to get the word out.

No additional meetings have yet been scheduled, but it was said that the next meeting will be held at the group’s proposed new location on Main Street.

Correction: In last weeks article about Grow Trigg turning in their signatures to the Trigg County Clerk, it was reported that 12 restaurants in the area supported the group. Culwell said the group was supported by 12 businesses.
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