Liquor Ban Could Begin On Friday; Merchants Plan Appeal

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Merchants in four Western Louisville precincts have until noon Friday to stop selling liquor.

The deadline came after a judge dismissed a lawsuit challenging a ban that residents voted for five months ago.

But some merchants say they will try appeal the ruling before the ban takes effect and ask for a stay.

Meanwhile, ban supporters are planning to celebrate their victory on Sunday.

The Rev. Geoffrey Ellis is the pastor of Greater St. James AME Church and a leader of the anti-liquor effort.

He said in a press release that the decision shows respect to the neighborhood that voted for the ban.

Information from: The Courier-Journal,

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