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.

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Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Steve Location: Lexington on Feb 8, 2008 at 06:37 AM
    Oh yeah, the Rev should be celebrating. He just increased the amount of DUI's on the road in West Louisville because they will drive across town to get their liquor and drink it on the way home now, instead of being in their homes drinking it.

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