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Union County rejects liquor sale

 

The Associated Press

 

 

NEW ALBANY -- For the second time in three years, Union County residents have rejected the sale of hard liquor and wine in the county. 

 

Complete, but unofficial, returns from Tuesday's election show 61 percent of voters opposing the sale of liquor. 

 

State law allows a liquor referendum to be put on the ballot as often as every two years. 

 

Union County voters rejected the sale of liquor and wine in 2008. 

 

If voters had passed the referendum, the possession of liquor and wine would be legal throughout the county. It could only be sold at liquor stores or licensed restaurants in New Albany, since no other county municipality has the 2,500 minimum population required by law. 

 

New Albany voters approved the sale of beer last year. 

 

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