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Economic group shows support for Sunday sales

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By The Staff

SHEPHERDSVILLE - Proponents to the Sunday sale of alcohol in places that serve food in Shepherdsville may have gotten a boost.

The Bullitt County Economic Development Authority board voted recently to send a letter of endorsement to the proposal.

The Shepherdsville City Council is expected to hold a second reading and vote on the proposal at its Monday, Jan. 11, meeting.

The city is proposing to allow alcohol sales in places which have gross receipts from food of at least 70 percent. The establishment must also seat 100 people and the hours of alcohol sales can start no earlier than 2 p.m. on Sunday and stop no later than 10 p.m.

Package liquor operations would not be affected.

Commission member Bob Hill said the letter of support should include the conditions stated in the proposed ordinance.

The city recently hosted an advisory ballot for those registered voters who reside in Shepherdsville. Of the 323 voters, about 75 percent were in favor of the Sunday alcohol sales being allowed.

Twice in 2008, the Shepherdsville City Council voted to deny a similar ordinance.

Anyone wishing to speak at the Shepherdsville City Council public hearing on Jan. 11 should sign up prior to the start of the 6:30 p.m. meeting. The council meets at the Shepherdsville City Hall on Conestoga Parkway.