The London, Ky., property can now sell alcohol on the property after a special election saw the issue pass by a single vote.
By the narrowest of margins, alcohol sales at Crooked Creek Golf Club passed by one vote, 157 voting yes, 156 voting no, the Hazard (Ky.) WYMT reported.
In what is often an emotional issue, 141 yes votes were needed from voters to allow the alcohol sales at the London, Ky., property. Months ago, officials at the golf course lobbied for the August 19 special election, WYMT reported.
“I live at Crooked Creek, on the golf course, and for a lot of golf courses around here, business is struggling,” resident Bill Moore said. “I’m not a drinker but I just really think it would be advantageous to the community especially those of us that are home owners on Crooked Creek.”
With the issue split down the middle, many are still opposed to the sales, with many voters citing safety as their main concern, WYMT reported.
“There’s so many kids and things out there they want to just make the golf course wet,” resident Charles Lewis said. “Doesn’t make any sense to me. People fly through there anyway in front of the golf course and we sure don’t need it out there.”
On the other side of the issue supporters say the sales will help the economy. “People are going to do it either way, so if we can just bring a business that’s already getting money in our community,” said resident Logan Grigsby.