City prepping for wet vote

By Matt Lasley -

With the Kentucky Primary Election in the rear-view mirror, preparations are now being made for the upcoming local option election to determine whether alcoholic beverages may be sold in Leitchfield.

The local option election will be held on Tuesday, June 21 for voters within the city limits of Leitchfield, and all participating precincts will vote in the Centre on Main, located at 425 South Main St. in Leitchfield, between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

For voters in Leitchfield precincts A102 East, A104 East A, C102 West A, C103 North, D102 North A, F101 Southwest, and F103 Arlington, ballots will appear as follows:

“QUESTION-CITY WET/DRY – Are you in favor of the sale of alcoholic beverages in the city of Leitchfield, Kentucky?”

Voters will fill in either “Yes” or “No.”

For voters in the D102 North A Leitchfield precinct, there will be an additional question on their ballots to determine whether Arbor Stone Vineyards, LLC, located in Leitchfield, may be allowed to sell wine.

D102 North A Leitchfield Precinct voters’ ballots, in addition to the above question, will have the following:

“QUESTION-WINERY – Are you in favor of the sale of wine at proposed small farm winery Arbor Stone Vineyards, LLC?”

Voters will also fill in either “Yes” or “No.”

Grayson County Clerk Sherry Weedman said voters may request absentee mail-out ballots for the local option election now.

Weedman’s office must receive mail-out absentee ballot requests by Tuesday, June 14.

Absentee walk-in ballots may be cast starting on Tuesday, May 31 at 10:00 a.m. in Weedman’s office, located on the third floor of the Public Square courthouse in Leitchfield.

The deadline for walk-in absentee ballots will be Monday, June 20—the day before the local option election is held—at 4:30 p.m. when Weedman’s office closes.

The deadline to register to vote in the local option election will be Monday, May 23.

According to Weedman, even though there was a recent Primary Election, Kentucky state statutes do not allow a local option election to be held in conjunction with a Primary or General election.

Anyone with questions about these local option elections may call Weedman’s office at 270-259-3201. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

By Matt Lasley

Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.

Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.

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