Hancock County officials prepare to begin alcohol sales after Tuesday’s wet/dry vote

HANCOCK COUNTY, Ky. (WEHT) – Hancock County officials are preparing for the start of alcohol sales after voters decided to go wet yesterday.

Judge Executive Johnny Roberts, Jr. says they’re working on a county ordinance regulating sales.

They will meet with state officials and are reviewing other alcohol sales rules in other counties for guidance.

61-percent of Hancock County voters approved sales for the whole county yesterday.

“At the end of the day, you want to make this custom to your county, what’s going to work for Hancock County. People were emotionally invested in this and they were split, but moving forward, we’ll stick together.”

Judge Executive Roberts also says the fiscal court must approve any regulations in the next 60 days before alcohol sale applications can be accepted.

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(This story was originally published on November 6, 2019)

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