BEREA, Ky. (AP) — A Berea resident says he has sent petition cards to all registered voters in the city to gauge public opinion on allowing alcohol sales in the city.
The Richmond Register (http://bit.ly/18FT7Gq) reports Jim Lucas told the Berea City Council last week that he plans to take action once the cards are returned.
"Once we get all the petition cards back, we're going to send them to the county clerk requesting that a local option election on the wet/dry issue be conducted here in Berea," Lucas said.
The last time a citywide vote on liquor sales was taken was in July 2007. Voters defeated the measure 1,539 to 1,125. It would have limited drink sales to restaurants.
Lucas and other supporters of alcohol sales say it is "an economic progress, development-type issue."
He said independent surveys have found that some people who voted "no" in 2007 would now vote for the proposal.
Madison County Clerk Kenny Barger said if a petition is filed, his office will determine whether it has enough valid signatures.
Several other municipalities around the state have approved alcohol sales in the last few years.
Information from: Richmond Register, http://www.richmondregister.com