Voters in La Grange, Ky. pass measure to expand alcohol sales in city limits

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by Karma Dickerson

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 24, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 25 at 4:24 AM

LA GRANGE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- La Grange residents voted two to one to expand alcohol sales in the city limits. 

They now have the most lenient liquor sales policy in Oldham County.

Results show that 751 people voted in favor of expanded alcohol sales and 338 voted against them.

The ordinance allows for liquor stores to open in the city of La Grange, restaurants with 100 or more seats can sell liquor as long as 50 percent of sales are from food.  Places with 50 or more seats could sell wine as long as 50 percent of sales come from food. There are still significant restrictions with the law in that no places will be given licenses to sell liquor by the drink without food.

Many voters we talked to on Tuesday say they support the ordinance -- but opponents were worried about an increase in crime.
 

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