9 September 2005
There stands the glass
In the twenty-one years since county-option liquor by the drink was authorized in Oklahoma, forty-two counties have opted to open the taps at the watering holes.
That leaves thirty-five who haven't, one of which is Lincoln County, northeast of Oklahoma City, and this makes life perhaps a little more difficult for the county's winemakers: about half the state's grapes are grown in Lincoln, but you can't even get a taste at the vineyard.
The growers, therefore, have offered to foot the bill for a county-option election this December, which will cost them around $7000 or so.
Lincoln County last voted on this issue in 1986, and turned it down by a two-to-one margin.Posted at 4:08 PM to Soonerland