I’m not from Owen County, nor Kentucky. I’m married to a former Owen County woman, and Kentuckian with deep roots in the state.
I was always puzzled by the concept of “dry” counties, although, I can appreciate and respect the religious and social mores a group of citizens believe when it comes to certain issues that affect a large swath of citizens.
The issue I have is the belief that it’s because of religion that the referendum on alcohol didn’t pass. I followed the issue closely because of my wife’s family, and reading about it in the News-Herald.
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