Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

February 26, 2014

Alcohol sales would hurt Olive Hill


Feb. 26, 2014 — The editor:

I am 64 years old and I have lived in the city limits of Olive Hill my entire life. I have seen Olive Hill when it was prosperous and I have seen it when it was not so prosperous. My investments are in Olive Hill and I believe that when priorities are correct, the town prospers. When they are wrong, it fails.

Think about it and just read the newspapers. For a long time, priorities for this town have been misplaced and wrong and we are feeling the devastating results of these misguided principles. Now, once again, there are those trying to convince us that for Olive Hill to succeed it must have legalized alcohol sales which could cause the undesirable result of on-the-street consumption and bar rooms up and down the streets. Is this really what we want for our town? I don’t think so.

It is very possible that if Olive Hill goes wet, there is no mayor or council who could restore the integrity of the town to the point of creating genuine prosperity or success. I am absolutely voting NO to alcohol sales for Olive Hill because I am interested in the success of our town and I know better.

Jim Short

Olive Hill