Corbin has gone from moist to wet. In Tuesday’s special election, voters narrowly approved a measure to allow package alcohol sales within the city limits by a combined total of 887-789 — just 98 votes separating the two sides. The contentious referendum was no surprise to organizers who proposed the ballot initiative in December. Barbourville voted down a similar proposal last week. Anti-alcohol forces, emboldened by the victory, had hoped to parlay that success in Corbin.
Corbin Votes Yes to Expanded Alcohol
By Dean Manning, Corbin/Whitley News Journal & Trent Knuckles, Corbin/Whitley News-Journal • Feb 15, 2012