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Beaver Dam gives alcohol sales the green light

Beaver Dam, Ky. – Beaver Dam, a small community in Ohio County in western Kentucky, voted to approve legalized alcohol sales in a special local-option election Tuesday night.

The measure passed with a 6 percent margin of victory (562-435), according to the Hopkinsville Kentucky New Era. Nearly 41 percent of the eligible citizens voted on the measure.

Given the town’s size, it will only qualify for no more than two liquor stores. Convenience stores will be permitted to sell beer and, in some cases, wine.

The last time Beaver Dam residents took up alcohol sales was in 2005, when the “no” vote won with 63 percent.

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