Petition for Package Liquor Sales Circulating in Danville

By: Renee Charles Email
By: Renee Charles Email

Two Boyle County residents are circulating a petition to bring a package liquor store to Danville. Michael Hargis and Christal Hamilton are focusing on the 14th precinct and only those who live in the city limits of that precinct are eligible to sign the petition.

They only need 118 signatures from registered voters to have the issue on the ballot at a special election. While there are 1074 registered voters in the precinctbut only 471 of them came out to the polls in November. The clerks office says Hargis and Hamilton only need 25% of those voters to sign the petition.

Hargis and Hamilton say they've had overwhelming success since they started this Monday. They hope to turn the petition in at the end of the month.

Precinct 14 encompasses the Greenleaf Shopping center and the Indian Hills Neighborhood. Hargis says he chose this area becasue there are not very many businesses there and those that are there could benefit from the traffic a package liquor store would bring.

He says they are just "testing the waters" right now and will wait to see if the voters give them the green light before actually creating a business plan for a liquor store.

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  • by John Location: Danville on Apr 11, 2009 at 08:14 AM
    I'll absolutely sign it!
  • by Jenny on Feb 28, 2008 at 06:49 AM
    Aint we got enuff problems already here in (edited) We dont need another reason for people to git stupid, they already is.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 27, 2008 at 10:00 AM
    One drug or crime problem is too many, there's no need to add more just so somebody can make money.
  • by Anonymous Location: Lancaster on Feb 27, 2008 at 08:54 AM
    Being familiar with the area, the location site is on the east side of Danville, an area left out from restaurants when alcohol sales started. From a business standpoint, this is a wonderful area to choose for one reason... It's proximity to Herrington Lake... For those naysayers, please answer this question... Why are they so many crackheads in a area with a proliferation of churches in that area? (take a look, that area of town has probably the highest concentration of churches)... The town of Danville needs to begin taking advantage of its resources like Lake Herrington. With the possibility of a state park in neighboring Garrard County coming, and it's quandray of approving alcohol sales at its new Lodge, all these individuals are doing is making a possible future SMART business decision....
  • by Anonymous on Feb 27, 2008 at 06:07 AM
    sounds like Danville has and will have drug and crime problems with or without alcohol being involved. Maybe they do drugs cause they can't get a cold beer!!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 27, 2008 at 05:23 AM
    What a coincidence that the proposed location for the package store is within walking distance from the biggest concentration of crackheads known to man (edited). I wonder why there aren't many business in this area? Oh yeah, the crackheads.
  • by Erin Location: Danville on Feb 27, 2008 at 04:16 AM
    We have enough screwed up people in Danville. We don't need them drunk all the time; it will only get them in more trouble and magnify the stereotypical Kentuckian. I'll tell you what needs to be done; let's keep people in school to receive a proper education. Have you ever read the comments on this site? It's appalling to even think these people actually went to school.
  • by BS Location: Danville on Feb 26, 2008 at 06:57 PM
    Here comes the other shoe dropping. I thought they just wanted by the drink alcohol in Danville to bring in better restaurants. They picked this area because there aren't many business there and it would benefit from the additional traffic? (edited), this area has one of the highest crime rates and highest density of drug addicts, etc. They would make a killing here selling to future whinos, at least until they get robbed 40-50 times.
  • by Virgil Location: Richmond/Irvine on Feb 26, 2008 at 05:52 PM
    They better becareful they could make someone in government mad and end up with hmmmmmm an 8000 dollar water bill
  • by michael Location: on Feb 26, 2008 at 03:47 PM
    finally somebody is doing something positive for Kentucky. I am so glad to see areas of Kentucky get out of the 19th century. Cudos to the two that have spear headed this. Nothing but support from your fellow neighbors in Pulaski County.


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