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Councilwoman Hamilton applauds the local effort as District 5 votes four precincts "DRY"

Tuesday September 11, 2007

For Immediate Release
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

By a vote of 106 “yes” to 635 “no”, voters in four precincts in Metro Council District 5 have decided not to allow liquor sales.

“I would like to thank the voters and the volunteers who have helped take the first step in making our neighborhoods safer with their vote,” says Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D) 5. “This is an important day for those of us who believe that enough is enough and it is time to take back our community.”

This special election was held in the following precincts; N104, N105, N107 and N109.

Here are the unofficial results by precinct:

N 104 yes 26 no 224

N 105 yes 34 no 129

N 107 yes 36 no 176

N 109 yes 10 no 106

The effort began in March of this year after many residents appealed to the State Alcohol Beverage Control Board to deny liquor license applications near Shawnee High School.

Organizers then began a petition drive for the special election.

“There are many people who believe that we can have safer neighborhoods and welcome good economic development for a change,” says Hamilton. “This election was never about putting people out of business. Instead it was about stopping crime and making neighborhoods safer for our children and families.”

The change will take effect in 60 days after the results of the election are officially certified.

Sponsor:
Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D) 5