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Marion By-the-Drink Alcohol Vote Fails


UPDATE: Marion residents have voted to keep their city dry after a special election Tuesday night.

Only 298 votes were cast against legalizing by-the-drink alcohol sales, but that was enough to best the 245 in favor.

Surrounding Crittenden County has been dry since 1936. About 25 percent of Marion's voters showed up to the polls.


Voters in Marion, Ky. are heading to the polls Tuesday in a special election to decide whether or not to allow by-the-drink alcohol sales in some restaurants.

The election is for the 2,177 registered voters within Marion’s city limits, not for all of Crittenden County.

Polls are open through 6 p.m.

John Null is the host and creator of Left of the Dial. From 2013-2016, he also served as a reporter in the WKMS newsroom.
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