Clinton County wet/dry petition falls short

The petition to allow Clinton County voters to cast a ballot to determine whether alcohol could be legally sold within the county has fallen short of reaching the number of needed signatures.

According to the Clinton County News, the petition reached 778 certified signatures, falling short of the necessary 1,070.

The law states the number of signatures must be 25 percent of the votes cast in the last general election.

More than 500 signatures on the petition were deemed invalid either because they didn’t include an address or date of birth, were not registered Clinton County voters, or had signed the petition multiple times.

Currently, only 10 of Kentucky’s 120 counties are dry counties, in that the sale of alcoholic beverages are prohibited within their boundaries. Clinton joins Menifee, Elliott, Morgan, Leslie, Knott, Casey, Monroe, Allen, and McLean counties as dry counties in Kentucky.

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