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February 9, 2012

Pros and Cons of Expanded Alcohol Sales

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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. —

We also continually hear about overcrowding in the jails and understaffing.  Will we build a new jail after this vote? Will there be more policemen hired to protect our residential areas while other officers are dealing with the alcohol-related issues?

We’ve just had an incident where a school official supposedly was supplying alcohol to underage people.  Will this vote make it easier for this sort of thing to continue?

A person from a neighboring county made the statement on TV that he would rather have his children buy from a liquor store rather than a bootlegger, but the only difference is one is licensed and the other is not.

In Ecclesiastes, Chapter 3, it states that there is a time for every purpose under heaven.  It is the time now for the good citizens of London to vote NO to alcohol sales in the city. I want to know exactly what benefit this will be to the people in the city of London.

Respectfully,

Frank Allen

London, Ky.

 

Alcohol sales will keep profits here at home

To the Editor:

I have read several opinions regarding the upcoming election for packaged alcohol sales in London.  I wondered if those objecting have considered that regardless of whether it passes or not, people that have been purchasing and/or consuming packaged liquors will continue to do so as they have been.  The more driving involved in obtaining liquor, the larger the risk of accidents and DUIs.   I do not believe that the number of alcohol consumers or arrests for DUIs would increase simply because it could be obtained locally.  Let’s stop supporting liquor sales in OTHER counties and keep the profits here at home!

Susan Dezarn

 London, Ky.

 

Church asks for prayer against alcohol sales

To the Editor:

It has come to our attention that a vote for the sale of alcoholic beverages in the city of London will be coming up in March.  We as a church do not agree with this and the fact it is not being offered for the county to vote on. The cost of this election will be shared by all of Laurel County.  We are asking for this to be fair and be for all to vote on.  We are also asking for all churches to put this on the prayer list.  We do not need to make alcohol easier for people to get a hold of.  Not long ago, London was on television for the meth problem that we already have; Law enforcement already have enough to do.  Please everyone take a stand against the sale of alcoholic beverages in London.  Together, we can do it.

Edna Woods, and members of

Riverhill Holiness Church

East Bernstadt, Ky.

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