STANFORD - The petition to allow city residents to vote on alcohol sales has been making the rounds for about a week and has gathered more than half of the signatures needed.
That's according to Lincoln Judge-Executive Buckwheat Gilbert, a member of a loosely defined group comprised of "several local businessmen" who organized the petition drive.
"We're about 100 (signatures) shy" of the 295 required to put the matter on the ballot," Gilbert said Thursday. "We're going to get about 400. We hope to have it wrapped up by the end of July."
The petition, which does not mention any individuals or group, states: "We the undersigned do hereby petition for a local option election for the entire city limits of the City of Stanford and request that the following proposition be placed on the ballot to be voted upon by the registered voters within the city limits to wit: "'Are you in favor of the sale of alcoholic beverages in Stanford, Kentucky?'"