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

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Suzanne Location: Danville on Sep 13, 2007 at 06:01 AM
    I also wish people would learn how to spell the word "ridiculous" instead of always typing "rediculous." Also, the word is "sell" not "sale" if "T" wants to type like he hasn't already been drinking. Even with your errors in spelling, I do agree with you "T" and I'm still chuckling over Ken's post.
  • by Jerry Location: Richmond on Sep 13, 2007 at 04:46 AM
    Hey Nick, have a drink a loosen up a bit. It might thin out your blood and allow more to flow to your head so you can think clearly! I'm guessing you're one of those "politically correct" liberals who will complain about everything.
  • by T Location: Fayette on Sep 12, 2007 at 12:44 PM
    The decision to sale or not sale alcohol on a Sunday is rediculous. If you can sale it Mon - Sat, why not Sunday. Fact of the matter is, this is a PERSONAL choice, not one for others to force on the entire community. If you don't want to drink or buy alcohol on Sunday, then don't. If your religous beliefs prevent you from buying or drinking on Sunday, then by all means, don't do it. But please don't force your own moral choices on the rest of the community.
  • by Suzanne Location: Danville on Sep 12, 2007 at 12:11 PM
    I really wish people would learn the difference between the words "ideal" and "idea."
  • by wilhemakeit Location: part 2 of 2 on Sep 12, 2007 at 11:33 AM
    The findings indicate that the largest decrease in alcohol-related fatal crashes during 1982-2001 was among drivers aged <21 years, who have been the target of several interventions to reduce alcohol-impaired driving. Public health and traffic safety professionals should ensure that communities implement comprehensive and effective strategies to reduce alcohol-impaired driving. PMID: 12528920 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • by Note to Nick Location: G'town on Sep 12, 2007 at 11:33 AM
    So you don't want to attract someone to your city who appears to be a free thinking, talented, humorous and open-minded? Send him to us and you keep your close minded, holier than thou people as well as your unemployed, low life, live off the government type.
  • by wilhemakeit Location: between the sheets on Sep 12, 2007 at 11:30 AM
    Involvement by young drivers in fatal alcohol-related motor-vehicle crashes--United States, 1982-2001.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Motor-vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death in the United States for persons aged 16-24 years, and a substantial proportion of these crashes are alcohol-related. Alcohol-impaired driving is highest among persons aged 21-24 years, and the percentage of fatal crashes that are alcohol-related is highest for this age group. However, alcohol-related crashes are a serious problem even for the youngest drivers. Not only are drivers aged <21 years more likely than older drivers to be involved in fatal crashes, but their added risk for fatal crash involvement increases more sharply at all levels of alcohol use. To characterize the rate of alcohol-related fatal crashes among young drivers, CDC analyzed unpublished data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), a national database of information on fatal crashes. See part 2
  • by Sheryl Location: Irvine on Sep 12, 2007 at 11:19 AM
    Aw Nick, you're just jealous because you aren't that talented. Again Ken, hilarious and a nice break from the regular diatribe we see posted.
  • by Gabe Lincoln Location: Lexington Address on Sep 12, 2007 at 11:00 AM
    Four shots and seven beers ago, my father brought forth on the household a new notion, conceived with alcohol and dedicated that propositioning all men and women was equal. Now we are engaged in a great sales war, testing whether our Sundays or any day so concieved and so dedicated can long endure. We are met on a great liquor store of war. We have come to dedicate a portion of those sales as a final taxing place for those who gave their kidneys that our city might live. It is alltogether fitting and proper that we should do this to benefit the 2010 Equestrian Games. But in a larger sense, we cannot smoke, we cannot breastfeed, we cannot litter this ground. The drunk men, living or dead who imbibed here have done it for our poor people with alcohol taxes...
  • by Jeff Location: Lexington on Sep 12, 2007 at 10:15 AM
    What's the matter Nick; you don't have a sense of humor? If you are talking about the posts by Ken, I think he shows quite a bit of artistic ability and maturity by not playing God like most people want to do on here and force thier opinions and values down people's throats. Chill out man; you'll have an early heart attack if you can't find humor in some things. Keep posting Ken because I for one like it.
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