Voters approve alcohol expansion in Murray
MURRAY, Ky. — Grow Murray is celebrating a victory as voters approve extending alcohol sales within Murray city limits.
The city had about a 35 percent voter turnout and County Clerk Ray Coursey said that's a moderate showing for an issue like alcohol.
It was the first time since 2000 that an alcohol ordinance was on the city's ballot.
Coursey said it was an opportunity for voters who disapproved of that ordinance to strike the proposal down but he said the numbers show the true feeling of the city's voters.
"Everybody knew it was coming and everybody has an opportunity to vote today," he said. "There was no bad weather, no reasons not to go and the people that were for this went and voted. The people who were against this went out and voted. It's finished."
The city already allowed alcohol by the drink. This ordinance approved expanding to packaged sales.
Coursey said there is a 60-day waiting period before any of this ordinance can go into effect. It likely will be longer before any liquor license is awarded.