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Masonville Residents Voting on Alcohol Sale Laws

Daviess County residents in the Masonville precinct are currently casting their votes on local alcohol sale laws.

Posted: Feb 2, 2021 4:22 PM
Updated: Feb 2, 2021 5:14 PM

Citizens in the Masonville precinct are going to the polls to decide whether alcohol can be sold on Sunday in their area.

Votes are being cast at the Masonville Baptist Church, and only eligible, registered voters in the Masonville precinct are allowed to cast a ballot.

The vote came about after a petition for the election was created by Pinakin Patel, owner of Masonville Food Center. 

Patel circulated the petition and posted a $4200 bond to hold the Election because Kentucky Law says that if a Wet/Dry Election takes place outside of normally scheduled primary or general, the petition must pay for the entire process.

He says he made the petition on behalf of his customers, many of whom have been pushing for the current law to change.

In-Person Absentee Voting also took place in the days leading up to Feb. 2.

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