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Alcohol Sales Pass in Barlow and McCracken County Precinct

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Update: ?County Clerk Lynn Lane says Barlow's alcohol ordinance has passed 114 to 41, making it the first wet Ballard County community. 

In McCracken County, 67 voters said yes to alcohol sales while 66 voted no. 

Original story: Two western Kentucky communities are holding elections today to decide on the permission of alcohol sales.  

Polls are open until 6 o’clock tonight for the McCracken County precinct of Cecil and the Ballard County city of Barlow.  

McCracken County Deputy Clerk Lynn Dickey says about 1,300 residents are eligible to vote, but says turnout is generally low for wet-dry elections.  

However, Ballard County Clerk Lynn Lane says this Ballard County’s ‘very first wet-dry vote.’ She expects moderate to high turnout amongst the 507 eligible voters.

The Cecil election is a referendum, whereas Barlow city officials prompted the alcohol vote. Both are special elections, as state law prohibits wet-dry votes from occurring same day as the general election.

Check back later for results after 6 PM.

Rob Canning is a native of Murray, KY, a 2015 TV Production grad of Murray State. At MSU, he served as team captain of the Murray State Rowing Club. Rob's goal is to become a screenwriter, film director or producer and looks to the likes of Quentin Tarantino and Guy Ritchie for inspiration. He appreciates good music, mainly favoring British rock n' roll, and approves of anything with Jack White's name on it. When not studying, rowing or writing, Rob enjoys spending his free time with a book or guitar.
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