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Wet/Dry Question: Where are we going?
Writer points out that the vote is not for or against alcohol. It is about legal sales vs. illegal sales.
Alcohol is already here. It's purchased illegally or in a county over and has been for decades. We simply have the alcohol but none of the benefit . . . think about where we've been, where we are at, and where we are going. We've been standing still for far too long. - BRUCE SEXTON.
By Bruce Sexton
Where are we going? I know where we are and where we've been - but where are we going?
I've lived here all my life. I've watched as most of our factories left town, leaving me jobless at one time. I've watched small businesses come and go. I've watched my kids grow up and go. Where are we going?
I don't see any plans for growth being offered up from anyone except PAC in favor of the legalized sale of alcohol.
Some say it won't help - I say take a drive through Somerset, Glasgow, Cave City, Danville or even Campbellsville. Do you see growth? Do you see new businesses and restaurants? Do you see old buildings being fixed up? Do you see pride in the community? I do.
Take a minute and google "Alcohol Tax Revenue" then add any one of the places listed above. You'll see upwards of $1,000,000 in Somerset, $721,000 in Corbin, $280,000 in Cave City. This is local tax revenue that would stay in our city and county and help take some of the burden off the property taxpayers.
Alcohol is already here. It's purchased illegally or in a county over and has been for decades. We simply have the alcohol but none of the benefit.
When you go to the polls on March 22, think about where we've been, where we are at, and where we are going. We've been standing still for far too long.
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