Petition to allow alcohol sales circulating in Jessamine County

Posted at 3:29 PM, Aug 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-09 15:29:35-04

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) -  — In Nicholasville, you can get a drink at a restaurant or grab a six-pack from the store, so maybe you've never noticed that it's not the same story throughout the rest of Jessamine County.

Thousands of people are hoping to change that with a petition to get the issue on the November's ballot. The signs outside of the Jessamine County Chamber have a clear message. Vote 'yes' to selling alcohol. Except for the city of Nicholasville, Jessamine County is dry and some want to change that.

"We're missing out on so many opportunities for businesses to come to our area. We have restaurants that want to come in and have more property, of course, in the county region," said Ronda May Fiegenbaum, Executive Director of the Jessamine County Chamber of Commerce told LEX 18.

Fiegenbaum says that the sale of alcohol will bring in more revenue and jobs, along with businesses.

A petition is going around to get the issue on the ballot this November. It needs 5,200 signatures. So far it has about 3,500.

"We have people set up at our three Kroger locations collecting signatures or you can always come by the chamber office and sign," says Fiegenbaum.

You can also find an online petition via the "Vote Yes, Jessamine County" Facebook page.