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Vote allows by-the-drink alcohol sales at High Point golf course

NICHOLASVILLE — Voters in a local-option election voted 54-23 Tuesday to allow the sale of alcohol by the drink at a golf course east of Nicholasville.

The election means High Point Golf Club off Union Mill Road will be able to sell alcoholic beverages on the club property. Only eligible voters in the Marble Creek No. 2 precinct could vote in the election.

The 18-hole public course, which opened in 1993, hopes to begin selling alcohol "as soon as possible," said Taylor Wisniewski, general manager and golf pro at the club.

The club sought to sell alcohol because those who played there asked for it, and the club hopes to attract more business, Wisniewski said.

Rural Jessamine County is "dry," but alcohol sales are legal within the Nicholasville city limits.

High Point is the third rural Jessamine golf course to go "wet." A 2000 election allowed the sale of alcohol at the private Champion Trace Golf Club in northern Jessamine, and a 2008 election allowed alcohol to be sold at Keene Run Golf Club on U.S. 68 northwest of Nicholasville.

A 2003 election also allowed the sale of wine at Chrisman Mill Vineyards and Winery southeast of Nicholasville.

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