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 The Mayfield City Council has approved an ordinance that would allow stand-alone bars in the city.  


Previous city law required stores and restaurants to derive only 30 percent of their sales from alcohol. The new ordinance, approved 8-1 at a meeting on Monday, eliminates this limit and allows for alcohol sales on Sundays beginning at noon. 


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Mayfield’s City Council voted Monday night 8 to 1 in favor of an ordinance to allow stand-alone bars to operate.

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The Murray City Council is about to tackle some hot button issues, including a looming payroll tax and the sales of alcohol on Sundays.

Residents in wet precincts across McCracken County will no longer be forbidden from buying alcohol on Election Day.

The McCracken Fiscal Court voted unanimously Monday to repeal the county's longtime ban.

Commissioner Bill Bartleman says the ban originated in the 1920s or 1930s, when most voting locations were in bars or saloons and some candidates would bribe voters with alcohol before they entered the voting booths.

Now that Mayfield residents have voted to allow alcohol sales within city limits, those interested in establishing a liquor store have to wait 60 days before they can apply for a license.

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The Graves County Clerk’s Office is in the process of validating around 1,300 petition signatures turned in to bring a referendum on alcohol sales within Mayfield city limits.

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A Paducah area winery can now sell alcohol on Sundays. Purple Toad Winery received enough votes in a Lone Oak precinct election. 

Voters determined whether 'small farm wineries' like Purple Toad can sell their product between the hours of 1 and 10 p.m.

Supporters of a wet/dry special election in Graves County and Mayfield appear to be changing their petitioning strategy ahead of projected light voter turnout in Tuesday’s General Election.

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Around 400 of the needed 650 signatures have been collected in Mayfield for a city-wide alcohol sales referendum. Meanwhile, more than 2,000 signatures have been collected toward a referendum for all of Graves County.

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As a heavy rain came down over Marshall County Tuesday evening, citizens were at the polls voting to make the county wet, allowing packaged and by-the-drink alcohol sales.

The county clerk confirmed shortly after 7 p.m. all 25 precincts had reported totals. The measure for the county to go wet narrowly passed 6,431 votes to 6,229 - a difference of 202 votes.