Lee County Voters Legalize Alcohol Sales During General Election


An eastern Kentucky county voted to end the prohibition of alcohol sales within its borders last night.

The majority of Lee County citizens voted to legalize the sale of alcohol even with some opposition from fellow residents. According to a Beattyville city council member, the wet/dry referendum passed 1,243 – 779.

Lee County is not the only community which voted to allow the sale of alcohol, as McKee in Jackson County and Elkhorn City in Pike County also passed similar referendums during yesterday’s general election.

The referendum passed in McKee with a vote of 100-81, according to the Jackson County clerk’s office.

Elkhorn City residents have attempted to legalize alcohol sales in prior elections, succeeding in this most recent election with a vote of 262-202.