One of the people supporting legalized sales is county Economic Development Director Nathan Mick, who on many occasions has touted Garrard County's dry status as a major hindrance for economic growth.
Mick was described as the facilitator of the petition that started the referendum. The 298 verified signatures far eclipsed the 250 required to get the issue on the ballot.
Mick declined to predict how the vote will turn out but offered a sentiment similar to Rinthen's.
"It's tough to say at this point. It's been quiet at this point. People really just need to ask themselves if they're interesting in seeing a positive change," said Mick.
York and Mick have painted two vastly different portraits of whatever change would come with the alcohol sales. Mick has often stated alcohol sales will entice restaurants to come to the Lancaster area, which in turn would attract tourists and help the local economy flourish. The Grand Theater renovation is one project Mick frequently states would benefit most from increased dining options.