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Rural Blog: ‘Wet’ vote in big lake-tourism county continues trend of rural areas forsaking Prohibition

When Congress and the states repealed Prohibition in 1933, they required that each state allow localities to continue banning the sale of alcoholic beverages. A swath of counties, mainly from the Appalachians to Texas, do that, but Prohibition has been eroding in recent years. Front page from last week’s Times Journal (Rural Blog Photo) In Kentucky, where lobbying by the distilling industry...