Laurel County golf course seeking alcohol sales

By: Laura Beranek Email
By: Laura Beranek Email

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) One Laurel County golf course is seeking alcohol sales for the first time.

Officials at Crooked Creek Golf Course petitioned to have a special election to decide the issue.

East London voters will be able to answer the question, "Are you in favor of the sale of alcoholic beverages by the drink at Crooked Creek Golf Course?" on August 19.

General manager Ron Roberts says many of the golfers stop off of Interstate 75.

"They're not understanding why they can't have a drink," said Roberts, "Our question is are they going to come back? And we don't feel like they will."

They're hoping that will soon change, increasing their revenue from alcohol sales and in turn benefiting the community.

"When they stop off if they love the course they're going to spend the night," said Roberts, "They're going to go into town at a restaurant and they're going to spend money here in our community."

But many, like Victory Baptist Church Pastor Jared Guillon are opposing the vote.

"It says in our covenant we are to abstain from the sale and use of intoxicating drinks as a beverage," said Guillon.

Guillon says those in his congregation fear golfers will drink more than the limit, putting many in the community in danger.

"They feel like there's going to be a lot of drunks running around here," said Robert, "Like running over their kids and it's going to be rowdy. It's just the opposite."

The election requires 141 votes to pass.

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