Heads or Tails to Drink? Coin Flip to Settle Kentucky Vote

BUCKHORN, Ky. (AP) — The sale of alcoholic beverages at a state park in Kentucky will come down to a coin flip after a local referendum ended in a tie.

The vote in Perry County was to allow Buckhorn Lake State Park to sell alcohol. The park and 1,200-acre lake is nestled in a dry precinct about 50 miles (80 kilometers) from the Virginia border.

The Tuesday vote ended in 155-155 tie. State law allows tie votes to be settled with a coin flip.

Rosa Pollard, Perry’s deputy county clerk, says a board of election member will flip the coin on Thursday. Pollard, who has worked in the officer for 24 years, says it’s the first tie vote she can remember.

Coin flips also settled races in Martin and Logan counties earlier this year.


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