Special wet/dry vote Tuesday in Henderson County

Special wet/dry vote Tuesday in Henderson County

HENDERSON CO., KY (WFIE) - A special wet/dry vote happening on Tuesday in Henderson County.

The vote is only for people who live in Anthoston.

Tuesday morning, dozens of Anthoston residents filed into Bellfield Baptist Church in Henderson County to cast their vote on whether or not they think Farmer & Frenchman winery should be able to make and sell wine at their winery, cafe, and event venue.

Residents had the opportunity to voice their opinions via ballot from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

In June, Farmer and Frenchman owners, Hubert and Katy Mussat, turned in a petition with 195 signatures in support of a special election. If the results go the Mussat's way, they will legally be able to make and sell wine at their winery, cafe, and event venue.

The issue at the root of the debate: Where in the county is the sale of alcohol permitted?

Henderson County Judge-Executive Brad Schneider said the original courthouse records of the exact votes and maps of the districts that voted were lost in the transition between the old courthouse building and the new one.

Therefore leading to the question of where the wet and dry spots really were.

Officials told us that Farmer and Frenchman winery was challenged three times saying their location falls within a dry area of the county.

Two times, the Kentucky Alcoholic Beverage Control Board sided with the winery.

However, after the third complaint, the board changed their mind and revoked the winery's license to sell alcohol.

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