Jones said that according to his research, from 1990 to 2007, only municipalities went “wet” in Kentucky, but from that time to 2011, there’s been 24. Burnside recently moved up to fourth-class city status, a move that would allow it to go fully “wet” based on classification rules, and Jones is hoping to capitalize on that change.
“As the economy has slowed, everybody is digging,” he said. “Either we’re going to share in it, or we’re going to give it all to Somerset.”
The election is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, October 15. All voters in the Burnside City and North Burnside precincts will vote at the Burnside fire station as usual. East Burnside County and South Burnside County voters will also be voting there next week. The three registered voters in the Nancy precinct will vote at the Pulaski County Courthouse in downtown Somerset.
In other Burnside City Council news:
• The council set the town’s trick-or-treating hours for Thursday, October 31, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
• The council decided to grant a quick-claim deed to homeowners Luis and Abigail Amaya for .05 acres of land that’s technically part of Cole Park, but on which the driveway leading to a garage on his property lies. Amaya paid for the surveying out of his own pocket, and the city decided the deed would be a less costly decision than building a new road that the Amayas could use instead.
• Councilor Willis Eadens suggested the town look into having a volunteer work day once a month where citizens could come together and collectively do odd jobs for their neighbors in the community.
• The Point Isabel Eastern Star chapter will hold a special chili supper on Saturday, November 2 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Burnside fire station. Cost is $5, all-you-can-eat, and proceeds benefit buy Christmas gifts for in-need students at Burnside Elementary School. Visitors are also encouraged to bring a toy for that purpose.