HARRODSBURG - Mercer Fiscal Court met behind closed doors Tuesday to discuss the lawsuit seeking to stop the sale of liquor by the drink in Harrodsburg.
Following the closed session, the court voted to hire the law firm of McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland of Lexington to defend the county against the complaint filed earlier this month.
The lawsuit seeks to stop the city from issuing liquor licenses to restaurant owners for the sale of liquor by the drink in qualifying restaurants.
The defendants in the case - elected and election officials in the county and city - have until Monday to file an answer to the complaint filed in the office of Mercer Circuit Clerk Rose Bishop, County Attorney Doug Greenburg said Tuesday. City Attorney David Taylor has the same amount of time to file a reply.