The state says that the only way Danville Country Club can remain private and serve its members alcohol is to have a golf course liquor license.
Voters in the Indian Hills precinct will decide Tuesday whether the club will be allowed to serve liquor-by-the-drink. If they do approve it, the Kentucky Alcoholic Beverage Control said the club will be able to serve alcohol in its restaurant and on the course.
John Clay, executive director of the ABC, explained how the liquor laws apply to the country club.
Even though the club is in the city limits and has a restaurant with at least 100 seats, its owners cannot apply for a restaurant license because the club isn't open to the public.
The club cannot apply for a private club license because those are only available to clubs in cities that are totally wet. In the eyes of the state, Danville's liquor-by-the-drink vote is equal to limited sales.