Marion, Kentucky, voters approve alcohol sales in city

In this May 21, 2019, photo, Crittenden County Clerk’s Office workers tally votes in the Kentucky primaries. Voters in Marion voted to allow alcohol sales in the city.

MARION, KY — People in Marion, Kentucky, approved the sale of alcohol in the city Tuesday.

Of 680 residents who voted Tuesday, 403 support alcohol sales in the city while 277 are against.

There are 2127 registered voters in Marion.

On the ballot, the questions reads, “Are you in favor of the sale of alcoholic beverages in the City of Marion, Kentucky?”

Although Marion is no longer dry, the surrounding Crittenden County still is. The county has been dry since 1936.

In 2016, a measure that would allow alcohol sales at restaurants in Marion city limits failed to pass— with 298 no votes compared with 245 yes votes.

Years before, there was also a county-wide vote on whether to allow alcohol sales.