Three Greenup Co. cities vote yes for alcohol sales


Other county-wide election results

By Jacob Smith - jsmith@aimmediamidwest.com



Three Greenup County cities, Greenup, Raceland, South Shore, as well as the Hunnewell priecient approved the sale of alcohol within their city limits.

Three Greenup County cities, Greenup, Raceland, South Shore, as well as the Hunnewell priecient approved the sale of alcohol within their city limits.


GREENUP — 87 years after the end of prohibition in the United States, three Greenup County cities and one precinct have voted to pass measures allowing the sale of alcohol within their city limits.

During the Tuesday, June 23 primary election, voters from the cities of South Shore, Greenup, and Raceland, as well as the Hunnewell precinct voted to approve the sale of alcohol, each by a narrow margin. The Hunnewell Precinct is the area of Greenup County where River Bend Golf Club is located as RBGC will also be approved by the state to begin alcohol sales.

Chairman for the Greenup County committee for Economic Development Jeremy Bates announced the unofficial results on Monday via his Facebook page before the county clerk’s office officially released the results Tuesday afternoon.

“It’s kind of unbelievable really. To know something has been a certain way for 75 years and a small group of people did and made helped make the change through the American political process,” Bates said on Tuesday. “In current times, I hope it inspires young people to get involved with politics because we’ve proven if your willing to work, change is possible.

Bates also acknowledged the opportunities the vote presents for Greenup County as business interest arises somewhere down the line.

“Immediately not much, but what it does do is put us as an option for business,” Bates said. “There is not going to be a chain restaurant open here tomorrow, but at least now it’s possible. I do not know if a nice chain restaurant will ever open in Greenup, but without this, I can tell you for certain there would have never been a big chain restaurant in Greenup. This is only the first step in a long road for the economic development of Greenup County, but we’re walking in the right direction.”

After waiting a week to allow all mailed-in absentee ballots to arrive at the Greenup County clerk’s office, Greenup County clerk Pat Heineman posted the election results for the wet-dry vote in these four communities, as well as the entire ballot results for Greenup County.

Greenup County Primary Election results:

Greenup question

Yes – 166

No – 106

Raceland question

Yes – 345

No – 294

South Shore question

Yes – 94

No – 75

Hunnewell question

Yes – 128

No – 120

President of the United States – Republican

Donald J. Trump – 3,518

Other – 289

US Senator – Republican

Mitch McConnell – 3,185

C. Wesley Morgan – 151

Total votes – 3, 667

US Representative, 4th Congressional District – Republican

Thomas Massie – 3,175

Todd V. McMurtry – 557

President of the United States – Democratic

Joseph R. Biden – 2,603

Uncommitted – 835

Total votes – 4,164

US Senator – Democratic

Amy McGrath – 2,542

Charles Booker – 1,007

Total Votes – 4,130

US Representative, 4th Congressional District – Democratic

Alexandra Owensby – 2,396

Shannon Fabert – 1,315

Justice of the Supreme Court

Robert B. Conley – 6,669

Sam Wright – 880

Chris Harris – 711

Total Votes – 8,260

Three Greenup County cities, Greenup, Raceland, South Shore, as well as the Hunnewell priecient approved the sale of alcohol within their city limits.
https://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2020/06/web1_96421266_162248905269494_6196091551181963264_n.jpgThree Greenup County cities, Greenup, Raceland, South Shore, as well as the Hunnewell priecient approved the sale of alcohol within their city limits.
Other county-wide election results

By Jacob Smith

jsmith@aimmediamidwest.com

Reach Jacob Smith at (740) 353-3101 ext. 1930, by email at jsmith@aimmediamidwest.com, or on Twitter @JacobSmithPDT © 2020 Portsmouth Daily Times, all rights reserved

Reach Jacob Smith at (740) 353-3101 ext. 1930, by email at jsmith@aimmediamidwest.com, or on Twitter @JacobSmithPDT © 2020 Portsmouth Daily Times, all rights reserved