Shelby officials ask for zoning adjustment to accommodate possible distillery

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Magistrates ask planners to hold hearing, adopt amendment

By Lisa King

Shelby County magistrates took the first step Tuesday in a campaign to promote the establishment of bourbon distilleries in Shelby County by unanimously passing a resolution seek an amendment to agricultural zoning regulations.

The resolution formally asks Triple S Planning Commission to hold a public hearing on the matter and consider the text amendment.

“This will let the public talk about whether they would like to see this in Shelby County,” Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said at Tuesday’s meeting of fiscal court.

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