Voters will decide Vicco’s fate


By TJ Caudill - tcaudill@civitasmedia.com



VICCO — A petition to dissolve the City of Vicco has enough gained enough signatures to be on the November general election ballot.

Perry County Clerk Haven King said Mayor of Vicco Jimmy Cummings handed him the petition on Thursday. Cummings had 10 days to hand in the petition to the county clerk after receiving the petition.

Several members of the Vicco community told The Hazard Herald that the reason for the petition was because they were upset about the prospect of Sunday alcohol sales within Vicco city limits.

Despite the city council striking the second reading of the Sunday alcohol sales ordinance down in July, many in the community were upset that Vicco officials had even considered Sunday alcohol sales.

A total of 44 signatures were signed by residents. The petition only needed to have 25 signatures for it to go to a vote.

Only Vicco residents are allowed to vote whether to dissolve the city or not.

If voters decided to dissolve Vicco, the city would be incorporated into Perry County and all of Vicco’s assets and properties would belong to the county. The city government would be dissolved, as well.

The general election will be held on Nov. 8.

TJ Caudill is a reporter with The Hazard Herald and he can be reached at 606-629-3245.

By TJ Caudill

tcaudill@civitasmedia.com

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