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Chris Oliver wants alcohol purchases to benefit Adair

A milestone: tonight officially marks the last Super Bowl ever in which Adair County alcohol tax dollars have to benefit Marion, or Pulaski, or Warren counties.

By Chris Oliver

I sent in a note nearly 2 years ago about a Kentucky Derby party I hosted, and how my dollars benefited other communities because of the inability to buy alcohol here in Adair County. I could type up a similar story about my trip to Bowling Green yesterday to prepare for tonight's Super Bowl party. Needless to say, my in store purchases (alcohol and otherwise), gasoline, and dinner bill (including a tip to a great waitress) will all benefit another town in our fine state. I'd rather that money stay here, and I'm thankful we'll get to decide that on March 22nd.

But tonight is a milestone for Adair County. This is officially the last Super Bowl ever in which our alcohol tax dollars will benefit Marion, or Pulaski, or Warren counties. That's exciting. The question at hand is for Super Bowl 51, held next February, will those same benefits go to our neighbors in Russell County, or will they stay here at home?

The amount of alcohol being consumed in Adair County this year and next year will not change. Those who drink will do so, and those who don't won't. But we do have a choice where those direct tax dollars, and the other secondary purchases that accompany these purchases (which are often MUCH larger) will go. I'd like them to stay in Adair County, and that's why, among other reasons, I'll be voting Yes.

--Chris Oliver

This story was posted on 2016-02-07 18:57:28
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