Group forms to keep Greenup County dry

WURTLAND, Ky. (AP) - A faith-based group is organizing against a countywide vote to allow alcohol sales in Greenup County in northeastern Kentucky.

The Independent reports the ballot measure is set for a vote on Jan. 22. The election follows a petition drive that collected more than 1,600 signatures of voters who wanted the issue to go before voters.

About 60 people met during the weekend at the Wurtland Church of God to discuss the issue and begin organizing opposition.

The newspaper reports that County Attorney Mike Wilson and Melvin Leonhart, the newly elected commonwealth's attorney, spoke out against alcohol sales at the meeting, along with several pastors.

If alcohol sales were to pass, the fiscal court and each city in the county would adopt ordinances controlling alcohol sales in its jurisdiction.

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Information from: The Independent, http://www.dailyindependent.com

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