In Nov. 28 IssueRussell County News
The “moist” decision was yes, no, yes and a definite maybe.
The vote from those who live in the City of Jamestown was No from the voters in the Lake Precinct 83 to 124 and Yes from the voters in the Jamestown Precinct 148 to 127.
That makes the total for Jamestown, including early and absentee votes, No with a 243 to 274 vote.
The absentee vote from city dwellers in the two precincts was No, 12 to 23.
For the question of whether alcoholic beverages should be served in restaurants in the Jamestown Precinct the vote was Yes at a 222 to 215 margin.
The Lake Precinct voters voted Yes with the margin of 242 to 203.
Those who live in the city were asked about sales within the city and within their precinct.
Those who did not live in the city were asked simply about sales in their precinct.
The actual official outcome of the election has yet to be announced.
The Kentucky Cabinet of Alcoholic Beverage Control will be the regulating entity in the question of who gets licenses and where.
County Judge Executive Mickey Garner has said he has no plans to contest the election.
“Looks to me like the people have had their say,” Garner said Wednesday morning.
County Attorney Mark McGaha, who had contested the election in court, said he has no plans to do so again.
But that does not mean that a voter in one or more of those precincts will not avail themselves of a legal petition regarding this election.
As it sits the only established restaurants that would seem to fit the legal description in this election would be the Jamestown Marina and the Anchor Inn, which has been closed for about a year.