Petition circulates in Whitesburg to possibly change alcohol policy
People in one eastern Kentucky city want to decide for themselves how alcohol sales should be regulated in their community. A petition is circulating for a local option election. Organizers hope to get 150 signatures to put an election on the ballot this spring. It is not a petition for a wet/dry vote, but rather, it is a petition to give Whitesburg an option. The election this spring would enable the city to change the current alcohol sales policy or to keep it the same. Whitesburg's current policy allows only restaurants that seat at least 100 people and get at least 70% of their profit from food sales to sell alcohol.