BREAKING NEWS: Alcohol election in Montgomery precinct can go forward, rules Woodall
by Franklin Clark, Reporter --
Jan 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A precinct-wide election in the Montgomery precinct, which would decide whether alcohol sales in that precinct are prohibited, will be allowed, Circuit Judge C.A. "Woody" Woodall ruled Friday morning, after a hearing that took place on Thursday afternoon.

Woodall wrote that because a precinct is not the same territory as a county, a precinct-wide election can take place less than three years after a county-wide special election on the issue.

Woodall said that because there hasn't been any legislative intent to overrule Campbell v. Brewer, the court cannot "blaze a new trail" where the Kentucky Supreme Court has already spoken directly about the issue.

In Campbell v. Brewer, the KSC ruled in 1994 that a precinct in a wet county can have vote on the issue less than three years after county-wide vote. Roughly 90 days after it voted itself wet, there were petitions in all 16 precincts in Wolfe County.

Trigg County Judge Executive Stan Humphries is to schedule an election in the Montgomery precinct, Woodall ruled.

(For the full, updated story, check out the Wednesday, Feb. 3, edition of the Cadiz Record.)
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