Fiscal Court holds first reading of amended alcohol ordinance
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
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Former Trigg County Attorney H.B. Quinn (above right) talked magistrates through the changes to Trigg County’s alcohol ordinance when they met Monday evening.</i>
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Former Trigg County Attorney H.B. Quinn (above right) talked magistrates through the changes to Trigg County’s alcohol ordinance when they met Monday evening.

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Magistrates on the Trigg County Fiscal Court took a step Monday night to bring the county’s alcohol ordinance in line with the state’s amended alcohol laws.

At their Monday night meeting, the magistrates, by a vote of 5 – 0, had a first reading of the amended ordinance. Magistrates Richard Nelson and Jeff Broadbent were absent. The state amended its alcohol laws earlier this year and required counties to comply with some of the changes by December.

The ordinance includes several changes from the original ordinance, which was debated on and passed roughly four years ago. Former Trigg County Attorney H.B. Quinn, who was familiar with the original ordinance, drafted the amended ordinance and talked to magistrates about the changes.

One big change is the removal of the distance-based boundary separating liquor stores from churches and schools, which the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled was unconstitutional.

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