Boos, Cheers And 'Amens' At Lexington Council Meeting

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A proposal to expand Sunday alcohol sales in Lexington attracted a large crowd to the Urban County Government Center and a published report says most of those attending were opposed to the idea.

About 300 opponents of expanded sales were on hand and the Lexington Herald-Leader reports there were plenty of "Amens" when something was said that pleased them. Many wore blue stickers that said "Please ... No more liquor." There were also a number of "Boos" and "Cheers" heard from the crowd that included a much smaller group of supporters. The supporters numbered about 30 and some wore stickers that read "Make Lexington more competitive."

At issue is a proposal that would expand the hours for Sunday sales of by-the-drink liquor and allow Sunday sales of packaged liquor. The proposed change would allow any retail establishment with a liquor license to sell alcohol on Sundays.

The council has tentatively approved the proposal and could take a final vote tomorrow

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