Murray County voters approve alcoholic beverage measures

Nov. 9—Murray County voters gave strong approval Tuesday to two ballot measures that could expand the sale of alcoholic beverages in unincorporated areas of the county. By 7,934 votes (71.6%) to 3,147 votes (28.4%) voters approved a referendum to allow restaurants to sell distilled spirits by the drink Monday through Saturday. And county residents voted 6,680 (59.65%) to 4,518 (40.35%) to allow restaurants to sell alcoholic beverages by the drink on Sunday. Murray County Manager/Financial Officer Tommy Parker said people may apply now for licenses from the county code enforcement office.