Greene, Sharp county liquor stores fund anti-alcohol campaign

'Keep Randolph County Safe' funding
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

RANDOLPH COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - Efforts to keep Randolph County dry are being funded from liquor stores in surrounding counties.

The group Keep Randolph County Safe recently filed financial reports with the Arkansas Ethics Commission for March contributions and expenditures.

Earlier this month, the group pushing to get the issue on the ballot questioned why Keep Randolph County Safe hadn't filed the report yet.

They later told Region 8 News that they did not start receiving contributions or making expenditures until March.

So far, the group said all the money they've received has come from liquor stores that border Randolph County.

According to the financial report, the Greene County Beer Association contributed $7,000.  Sportsman's Liquor in Sharp County donated $1,000.

So far, Keep Randolph County Safe has spent more than $5,000 of that money on their campaign.

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