Mayor Vetoes Late Night Alcohol Sales in Mayfield
By West Kentucky Star Staff
MAYFIELD, KY - Late night alcohol sales in Mayfield are a no-go, at least for now.

Mayor Teresa Rochetti-Cantrell vetoed an ordinance on Monday night that would have allowed restuarants and bars to serve alcohol until 1 am. The city's current ordinance mandates alcohol sales stop at midnight.

Some business owners in Mayfield have advocated for late night alcohol sales because they say it would bring more money into the community and help their business. But Cantrell said she used her veto power because she felt that it was too soon to change an ordinance the city worked on for several months.

“Midnight is late enough to serve alcohol in Mayfield,” Cantrell said. “It was our original decision, voted on by all the council, and it's too early to change.”

Despite eleven people speaking in opposition to extended alcohol sales at Monday night's meeting, the council voted to pass the ordinance on second reading. The council can override the mayor's veto by a majority of the voting council plus one.

Published 08:11 AM, Wednesday Oct. 11, 2017
Updated 11:14 AM, Thursday Oct. 12, 2017

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