By a total of 399 votes, Grayson County opted to stay “dry” and not legalize the sale of alcohol during a special election held this past Tuesday, Jan. 12.
A total of 3,437 people voted against legalizing the sale of alcohol locally, while 3,038 voted for legalizing the sale of alcohol.
Overall, 6,478 (36 percent) of Grayson County’s 17,926 registered voters cast their votes in Tuesday’s election, and Grayson County Clerk Sherry Weedman said this percentage was expected.
The ballots cast by precinct were as follows:
Absentee: 115 yes and 123 no.
East Leitchfield: 79 yes and 110 no.
Clarkson: 278 yes and 306 no.
East A Leitchfield: 60 yes and 56 no.
Caneyville: 121 yes and 186 no.
Spring Lick: 31 yes and 79 no.
Falls of Rough: 99 yes and 42 no.
Yeaman: 53 yes and 54 no.
Short Creek: 197 yes and 204 no.
Millwood: 85 yes and 109 no.
West A Leitchfield: 201 yes and 259 no.
North Leitchfield: 266 yes and 235 no.
Big Clifty: 240 yes and 136 no.
North A Leitchfield: 189 yes and 247 no.
Horntown: 75 yes and 140 no.
Rock Creek: 96 yes and 148 no.
Anneta: 274 yes and 187 no.
Millerstown: 28 yes and 86 no.
South A Leitchfield: 98 yes and 103 no.
South West Leitchfield: 116 yes and 120 no.
Arlington: 203 yes and 299 no.
Shrewsbury: 70 yes and 84 no.
Ready: 64 yes and 124 no.
Following Tuesday’s election, another local option election to legalize the sale of alcohol county-wide cannot be held for another three years; however, individual territories that meet the state’s requirements can petition to hold their own local option ruling, Weedman said.
Tuesday’s election is estimated to have cost Grayson County about $25,000.
The cost of the ballots, technician, and machine setting was $12,600, and each of the 88 precinct workers during the election received $110 plus mileage (about $0.41 per mile) for their work, according to Weedman.
Weedman wished to thank both the Centre on Main and Clarkson City Hall for accommodating polling places while school was in session on Tuesday. She also wished to commend her staff for a job well done.
Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.