Love Co. reacts to passing of ‘liquor by the drink’

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

MARIETTA, Okla. -- It was a battle more than fifteen years in the making, and now cocktails will soon be on the menu in Marietta. It's the day after for Love County voters after the controversial ‘liquor by the drink’ measure passes.

Love County became the 47th county in Oklahoma to approve liquor by the drink on Tuesday. It was the fifth time that measure was put to the test.

Now any establishment wishing to serve alcoholic drinks will have to obtain a special license through the alcoholic beverage laws enforcement commission. That process takes anywhere from a few days to a month and a half, depending on the type of application.

While supporters are breathing a sigh of relief, opponents are not so pleased.

Johnnie Kay Dill is one Love County resident who is not pleased with the result of Tuesday’s election.

"I hope that people realize that all the promises…they’re not going to come through, and they’re going to realize that they've messed up. A lot of stuff needs to be done for Love County, but the alcohol was not the answer, and they’re going to realize that," Dill says.

Tune in at 10:00 for more reaction from Love County

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  • by Bill Location: davis on Jan 11, 2008 at 10:08 AM
    Liquor by the drink is not a bad thing at all in a controlled environment. Promises are not what it is all about....I take it you do not drink but seems to me that you are one of those that knows everything and is close minded to change. Obviously the others in you area have an open mind.
  • by Jess on Jan 10, 2008 at 09:15 AM
    If "alot needs to be done to Love County" then why don't you try to have it done instead of going on the news and just TALKING ABOUT IT.
  • by kelly on Jan 9, 2008 at 07:12 PM
    way to go love county..the ones who oppose don`t have to order alcohol.they will still serve tea and coffee
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