Warren County is legally wet

Earlier this week Warren County became legally wet. That’s largely thanks to a group of venue orders owners who campaigned to legalize the selling and serving of alcohol outside the Bowling Green city limits.

Venue owners and other small businesses are celebrating the wet vote going into effect this week. Many of them hope this will make things a little bit easier and help the local economy flourish.

Gabrielle Bush manages Cason’s Cove in Alvaton. It’s a wedding venue that was not allowed to serve alcohol before now.

“The guests  still were bringing alcohol and going out to their cars and staying at their cars like a UK tailgate party,” said Bush.

74% of registered voters in Warren County supported going wet. Bush along with several other venue owners put their boots on the ground to get around 13-thousand signatures in support of the ballot. 

“Me, Miranda at Elkins Grove and Hollins Stables, Angie, pushed like around the clock just really trying to get these signatures to get it on the ballot, ” said bush.

The prior law meant having a toast on your wedding day at Cason’s Cove wouldn’t have been possible.

“We like the opportunity to regulate the alcohol being served at our venue. We have a mandatory off duty police officer on site, and ABC bartenders,” said Bush.

While the financial gain from the county going wet may have been of interest for some voters, Bush says for her business it was about safety.

“It keeps the guests safe and helps them to enjoy an elegant event. We want them to be served at the bar, so that it’s not like a tailgate party,” said Bush

Getting a liquor licenses to sell alcohol will take at least 30 days. For more information you can contact the Warren County Attorney’s office.

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