Vote Sought By Those Who Favor A Dry Burnside

BURNSIDE, Ky. (AP) - A third attempt is being made by a group of Burnside citizens to conduct a vote and determine whether alcohol should continue to be sold in the community's restaurants.

Two petitions have been submitted to the Pulaski County Clerk so far this year asking for a special election which could reverse Burnsides "moist" status.

The first petition was denied in May when it was determined that it did not contain enough verifiable signatures. A second petition followed shortly thereafter. County Clerk Ralph Trotxell determined that it contained enough signatures, and it was passed along to County Judge-executive Barty Bullock and County Attorney Bill Thompson for review.

Thompson and attorney A.C. Donahue determined that the latest petition was not worded correctly and the petition was withdrawn.

Local ministers David Carr and Billy Miller, who have been assisting Burnside voters with the petition, say the petition has been re-worded and is now gaining signatures a third time.

Burnside is 69 miles south of Lexington.

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

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