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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