Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird gave his annual report to the city council during its regular monthly meeting Monday. Last year Williamsburg residents voted to allow alcohol sales by the package and to make it easier for restaurants to sell alcohol by the drink, but the change hasn't resulted in more alcohol related [...]
The legal sale of alcohol by the package has begun in Williamsburg after two stores received their licenses Monday afternoon, and city officials think it will result in annual alcohol tax revenue that is in the six-figure range.
How soon will it be before Williamsburg residents can go to a place like Butch’s Market to buy a case of beer? Who will get a license to open a liquor store or stores in Williamsburg? How close can a business be to a school or church and still be allowed to sale alcohol?
These are some of the many questions on the mind of Williamsburg residents following a special election last Tuesday.
Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison voted Tuesday in the special alcohol election casting his "Yes" ballot. Prohibition in the Tri-County area is over at least as far as each of its cities goes. By an nearly two-to-one margin Tuesday, Williamsburg voters decided to follow suit with what neighboring communities are doing and allow alcohol [...]
The creator of a website and yard signs that oppose expanding alcohol sales in Williamsburg through a ballot referendum next week has come forward.
Kenneth Sims, creator of the VoteNoJune28.com website, sent the News Journal an e-mail late Thursday afternoon saying that he didn’t intend for it to be a secret about who was behind the website and the vote no movement, but he did like the headline in the June 15 edition of the News Journal that read, “Organizers of W’burg Vote No effort a mystery.”
As a June 28 special election over a referendum to expand alcohol sales in Williamsburg nears, an organized opposition effort has been mounted.
Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison submitted a petition on April 18 that contained 335 valid signatures in order to place a measure on the ballot that, if approved, would allow the sale of alcohol by the package in Williamsburg and reduce requirements restaurants must meet in order to serve alcohol. It is identical to what Corbin already has in place and what Barbourville and London residents approved earlier this year.
A Williamsburg man, who allegedly ran over and killed someone walking a dog along a sidewalk three weeks ago, had a blood alcohol level that was more than three times the legal limit, according to a lab report in his case. Adam David Childress, 31, is charged with murder, driving while under the influence and [...]