Russell County Clerk receives alcohol sales petition

Posted November 25, 2015 at 3:20 pm

(The preceding article is reprinted from the Saturday, November 21 edition of The News Register, Russell Springs, Kentucky.)

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Thursday, November 17 at 11:30 a.m. it became official. Revive Russell, the committee gathering petitions for legalized alcohol sales in Russell County, turned in more than 2,800 petitions to the Russell County Clerk’s office for verification.

According to rules set to allow for a special ballot, a petition must garner 25 percent of the total number of voters who voted in the nearest previous election, which means the group needed 1,734 signatures.

The process requires that the county clerk’s office scrutinize the petitions before handing them over to the office of County Judge-Executive Gary Robertson who will then set a date for the special ballot measure 60 to 90 days after

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