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Piner Votes to Keep Ban on Alcohol Sales

Tuesday was Election Day in Kenton County - for one small precinct in Piner.

Voters headed to Piner Baptist Church to vote yes or no on whether to allow alcohol sales, in a local option election allowed under state law and authorized by the Kenton County Judge/Executive after a successful petition drive.

Corner Market owner Sam Pastal pushed for the change. He and his family own the shop on Bracht-Piner Road, and also the Grocery Bag in Taylor Mill. 

The Piner precinct does not allow alcohol sales, a "dry" status that dated back to Prohibition.

There have been votes multiple times since the area went dry, most recently in 2009 when the "wet" effort was defeated.


SEE PREVIOUSLY: Small Kenton Co. area will have vote on liquor sales


On Tuesday, voters decided to keep the "dry" status.

The question on the ballot was, “Are you in favor of the sale of alcoholic beverages in the Piner precinct, Kenton County?"

The polls closed at 6 p.m. and the results are as follows:

Yes 77 or 45%

No 93 or 55%

-Michael Monks, editor & publisher