NE Kansas County May Hold Liquor Referendum

By: AP/KNZA (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: AP/KNZA (Posted by Melissa Brunner)

TROY, Kan. (AP) _ Commissioners in a northeastern Kansas county are weighing whether to let voters decide on allowing restaurants to serve liquor by the drink.

Doniphan County is located on the Missouri River, across from Buchanan County and the city of St. Joseph, Mo.

KNZA-FM reports officials of three Doniphan County cities want a referendum in November on ending the county's dry status.

Elwood city attorney Joel Euler first made the request last month on behalf of several business owners. Highland Mayor Ken Stewart told county commissioners this week his community fully supports the idea.

Stewart and the mayors of Troy and Elwood said they would favor allowing liquor by the drink only in establishments where food accounts for 30 percent of gross receipts.

Doniphan County Sheriff Jerry Dubach spoke against the possible referendum.

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Information from: KNZA-FM.


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