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No to alcohol sales
I am concerned about the upcoming wet/dry vote in Vine Grove, Radcliff and Elizabethtown. These three towns will decide for the entire county whether liquor stores and alcohol sales in conven-ience stores will be allowed. I live in the county and have no vote in this matter. However, I do have a voice and I choose to speak out against the sale of liquor here.
I understand the appeal that millions of dollars in tax revenue holds for these three towns. But in the long run, will it be worth the problems that will arise in our county due to the easier availability of alcohol? These problems include larger numbers of alcoholics, an increase in child and domestic abuse, an added burden on our county supported hospital, a larger inmate population in our county jail, a higher rate of alcohol-related wrecks and deaths, to name a few. Has Hardin County so quickly forgotten what havoc just one drunken driver can cause? I’m referring to the Carrollton bus crash, of course, that destroyed so many innocent lives. If the vote passes, how long will it be before these towns will have bars and then adult entertainment?
I strongly encourage the residents of Vine Grove, Radcliff and Elizabethtown to vote no in the Oct. 4 election. If they are not registered to vote, they may contact the Hardin County Clerk’s office by Sept. 6 to register. Those Hardin county residents who live outside those three city limits and do not want alcohol sold in stores should consider voicing that to their friends and family who do live within the city limits. Do not think that this will only negatively affect city residents. In the words of Edmund Burke: “All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing.”