Coin flip means alcohol can be served at state park in Perry County

Published: Nov. 8, 2018 at 2:15 PM EST
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The sale of alcoholic beverages at a state park in Kentucky came down to a coin flip after a local referendum ended in a tie, and the Thursday flip resulted in the "yes" vote winning.

The vote in Perry County was to allow Buckhorn Lake State Park to sell alcohol. The park and 1,200-acre lake is nestled in a dry precinct about 50 miles from the Virginia border. The Tuesday vote ended in 155-155 tie. State law allows tie votes to be settled with a coin flip.

Dozens attended the Thursday coin flip, and the coin landed on heads, which paved the way for alcohol sales.

It was the first time the Perry County deputy county clerk said a vote came down to a coin flip in her 24-year career.

Information from the Assosicated Press was used in this report.