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Yes vote wins by over 600

Prohibition in Adair County ends after over 80 years!

By Ed and Linda Waggener

All of the votes have been tabulated. From the start of tabulation the Yes votes, in favor of Legal Sales of Alcohol in Adair County were ahead, starting with the posting of the Absentee count of 212 Yes to 136 No, and there was never any doubt along the way.

Unofficially, the vote countywide was:
  • The Yes vote was 3384
  • The No vote was 2755

The No vote carried only five precincts:

- White Oak, 101 No; 57 Yes

- Ozark: 189 No; Yes 133

- Milltown: 199 No, 174 Yes

- Little Cake, 153 No; 131 Yes

- Eunice Pellyton, 126 No; 118 Yes.
The Yes Vote carried the rest and Absentees:
- Absentees: 212 Yes; 136 No.

- South Columbia No 2: 212 Yes, 102 No

- West Columbia: 306 Yes, 204 No

- Sparksville-Breeding: 135 Yes, 113 No

- Gradyville-Nell: 150 Yes, 135 No

- Knifley-Roley: 165 Yes, 113 No

- Cane-Valley Holmes: 295 Yes, 224 No

- North Columbia: 261 Yes, 206 No

- Hurt: 337 Yes, 243 No

- East Columbia: 307 Yes, 148 No

- South Columbia/Harmony: 201 Yes; 175 No

- Glens Fork/Melson Ridge: 191 Yes; 188 No

This story was posted on 2016-03-22 18:36:18
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Counting Underway

2016-03-22 - Adair County Courthouse Annex, Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, CM. Officials at the tabulating table were, front, from left, Deputy Adair County Clerk Sheila Blair, County Court Clerk Lisa Greer; County Attorney Jennifer Hutchison-Corbin; Board of Elections members Billy Curry (Republican), and Ben Loy (Democrat) and Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss.
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Celebrating a big victory at PAC Headquarters

2016-03-22 - 808 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener .
The sign asked the question: The folks inside PAC headquarters knew the answer: YES. The people of Adair County gave a solid "YES" voting, bring to an end over 80 years of Prohibition.

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Doug Beard donates Prohibition Ends at Last banner to PAC

2016-03-23 - PAC, 808 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener, CM photo.
PAC volunteer Janie Potts, left, and PAC chair Shannon Sexton, hold the historic banner, "Prohibition Ends at Last," which was donated to the group by Doug Beard of Columbia and Louisville, KY. hat banner I gave to the PAC committee has special significance. Ití from an Investorís Conference that I was in charge of producing. Doug Beard said, citing the banner's significance, "It was displayed at the New York Stock Exchange on December 5, 2008, celebrating the 75th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition. Proud to see this historic photo now hanging in my hometown. It just kind is says it all." Photo taken Tue, 22 March 2016.

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Miss Vicky, et al, at PAC headquarters Tue 22 Mar 2016

2016-03-23 - PAC, 808 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener, proud husband.
Women who played a role in the successful effort to regulate alcoholic beverage sales in Adair County were at PAC headquarters last night. From left,'s Linda Waggener, who editorially endorsed Legal Sales; Vicky Pike of Miss Victoria's Pampered Angus Ranch who can now quick fussing about the overhead of having to drive to Bowling Green for her modest stash of libations, who met with PAC throughout the campaign; Adair County Deputy Judge Executive Holly Grimsley; and Shannon Sexton, chair of PAC and the steady hand which guided the pro-Legal Sales to victory last night, and who says she was never in doubt of the outcome at any time, least of all last night. She's already being mentioned for political office, though she, herself, doesn't encourage such talk. Best of all, she's won accolades from the opposition. In return, she commends the "Dry" opposition for the way they conducted their campaign. - Ed Waggener

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