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Ashland’s Carp precinct to vote on alcohol sales today

ASHLAND, Ky. — Voters in Ashland’s Carp precinct will decide whether the legal sale of alcohol can be expanded in the city through a special election today (Tuesday, Jan. 23).

Polls will be open for Carp voters from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Boyd County Emergency Medical Services headquarters, located at 2758 Greenup Ave.

If the vote passes, it would mean the licensed sale of alcohol would be legal in three Ashland precincts rather than two.

Currently, alcohol licenses are only available in the Moore and Central precincts of downtown Ashland.

The same laws for those two precincts would be in effect for Carp if the vote passes. Alcohol could only be sold by the drink at restaurants if at least 50 percent of sales are generated by food, meaning no bars would be permitted; and the sale of packaged alcoholic beverages would be permitted, meaning gas stations could sell beer.


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