In a recent letter to the Advocate-Messenger, Frank Durham of Boyle County took the time to praise the City of Danville for standing up to what he assertively dubbed "special interest groups." Whether or not the city was correct in its dealings with the Heart of Danville and other similar organizations is not the subject of my response.
Mr. Durham appears to be a bit misguided on certain points, particularly his opinion of Centre College. A native of Hopkinsville, I am a rising junior at Centre and take immense pride in my postsecondary institution. I was a student here during the commotion surrounding the vote to allow liquor to be sold by the drink in Danville. While Mr. Durham will not forget that students at the college were allowed to vote, he must have forgotten that the margin of the vote far exceeded the number of votes cast by Centre students. That is, if no Centre student had voted in the election, the referendum to allow liquor to be sold by the drink would have passed regardless.