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London prepares for wet/dry vote

By: Katie Roach Email
By: Katie Roach Email

The wet/dry vote in London is less than a week away, and things are heating up.

This controversial subject has people in London talking, and now some are even turning to the media to get their message out there.

As the wet/dry vote looms closer, Citizens United Against Alcohol are making sure their voice is heard.

"We've had a couple of mailings going out, and we have had some TV and radio commercials. And we will be doing so pretty heavily until election day," said Co-Chair of Citizens United Against Alcohol Ronnie Ball.

The committee planned on running two TV advertisements.

One features the Carrollton bus crash where a drunk driver caused a wreck that killed more than 25 people.

The other ad shows the cities of Cumberland and Jellico. It says that both cities have had alcohol sales for some time, and that neither city has seen any economic impacts from those sales.

WYMT management has decided to drop that add because it is distasteful and shows those cities in a bad light.

Travis Jackson who lives in London is for packaged alcohol sales.

"The way it is now, everyone goes up to the restaurants and they get drunk and then they drive home drunk," said Jackson.

He says with packaged sales, people could just buy alcohol and drink it at home.

But ultimately it's up to the people of London whether they want to expand alcohol sales in the city.

London's wet/dry vote will be next Tuesday March 6th.


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