Bullitt County History

1890 General Assembly Act to Repeal an 1871 Act

In 1890 the General Assembly passed an act to repeal the 1871 act that prohibited the sale of intoxicating liquors in Bullitt County. It is transcribed below.


Acts of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Volume II, 1890, pages 461-3.


CHAPTER, 738.

AN ACT to repeal an act, entitled “An act to prohibit the sale of intoxicating liquors in Bullitt county,” approved March twenty-first, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-one, and all amendments thereto.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky:

§ 1. That chapter one thousand seven hundred and sixty-one, local and private acts of the General Assembly, entitled “An act to prohibit the sale of intoxicating liquors in Bullitt county,” approved March twenty-first, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-one, and all amendments thereto, be, and the same are hereby, repealed.

§ 2. This act, in as far as it provides for the repeal herein, shall not take effect and be in force until the same shall be approved and adopted by a majority of the votes cast for and against same at the election hereinafter provided for in this act.

§ 3. The judge of the Bullitt County Court shall make an order on the records of said court at least sixty days prior to the first Monday in August, one thousand eight hundred and ninety, directing the sheriff of Bullitt county to open a poll at each voting place in each of the voting precincts in said county at the regular August election, to be held on the first Monday in August, one thousand eight hundred and ninety, to take the sense of the qualified voters of the county as to whether they are for or against repealing an act to prohibit the sale of intoxicating liqnors in Bullitt county, and amendments thereto. The clerk of said court shall deliver to the sheriff of Bullitt county a copy of said order at least forty days before the first Monday in August, one thousand eight hundred and ninety.

§ 4. The sheriff of Bullitt county shall publish said election for at least thirty days prior to the first Monday in August, one thousand eight hundred and ninety, by posting printed copies of said order of the county court in not less than five public places in each voting precinct in said county.

§ 5. The clerk of the Bullitt County Court shall prepare two columns on the poll books for each voting precinct in the county, one in which to record the votes cast for the repeal, and the other those cast against the repeal. The question shall be propounded to each voter voting at said election: "Are you for or against repealing the act to prohibit the sale of intoxicating liquors in Bullitt county?" and the clerk of the election shall record the vote in accordance with the answer. The vote shall be taken, certified and returned, as required by the general law on the subject of elections. The examining board, whose duty it is to examine and compare the poll-books in county and State elections, shall compare the vote cast for and against said repeal, and shall make and sign a certificate of the number of votes cast for and the number cast against said repeal in the county, and shall deliver said certificate inside of five days from the date of comparing said poll to the judge of the Bullitt County Court, who shall safely keep said certificate until the next regular term of said court, when he shall cause said certificate to be spread on the order-book of said court; and if it shall appear from said certificate that a majority of the votes cast for and against said repeal in the county have voted for said repeal, then this act shall be in force in said Bullitt county from and after the first day of September, one thousand eight hundred and ninety; but if it shall appear that less than a majority of the votes cast for and against said repeal did not vote for the repeal, then this act shall not take effect or be in force.

§ 6. If it shall appear from the certificate of the board of examiners of said vote that a majority of the votes cast at said election were in favor of said repeal, then the general law prescribed in chapter one hundred and six, General Statutes, shall be revived and in full force in Bullitt county from the first day of September, one thousand eight hundred and ninety.

§ 7. This act shall take effect from its passage.


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