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Grant County votes for full alcohol sales

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GRANT COUNTY, KY (FOX19) -

Grant County will be a "wet" county after residents voted to allow full alcohol sales in the county Tuesday.

"I think it'll bring more opportunities to our county," said Jane McClure, of EZY Stop in Williamstown.

Residents voted 56 percent to 44 percent for the full alcohol sales.

Currently, only five restaurants in the entire county serve alcohol because 70 percent of their sales are food related.

The vote now allows places like hotels and convenience stores to sell liquor.

The attorney associated with the campaign says before the law can go into effect, local ordinances will need to be pass in the cities within Grant County. It may take a couple months, if so, should be in effect by early 2016.

"I just think it'll be good for businesses. More pay, more money in the county more taxes. It gives more money for schools, more money for parks," said Justin Krug.

Other northern Kentucky "wet" counties include Boone, Kenton and Campbell.

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