MEADS, KY -- Owners of the Sandy Creek Golf Course are poised to be the first Boyd County facility to seek a special election to allow the sale of alcohol at its Mead Springer Road course, reports the Ashland Daily-Independent in its Sunday edition.
Rich Mahar, who owns the golf course with his wife, Tammy, confirmed Thursday the pair is actively collecting signatures on a petition needed to trigger a special local option election in the Garner precinct, where the golf course is in rural Boyd County, reports the Daily-Independent.
Boyd County Clerk Debbie Jones said under Kentucky law any golf course that meets the United States Golf Association criteria can petition to serve alcohol by the drink regardless if the county is wet or dry. The facility must have a simple majority of the precinct’s voters approve the sale in a special election, the newspaper reports.
To qualify for a special election, Jones said the petition must have valid signatures from 25 percent of the precinct’s registered voters that cast ballots in the last general election. Garner precinct has 1,024 registered voters but only 289 voted in last year’s general election, she said. That means Sandy Creek only needs 72 signatures, reports the Ashland Daily-Independent.
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