Despite the Lu Hardin Law that makes it all but impossible to put alcohol sales laws on the ballot (signatures of 38 percent of registered voters are required), proponents keep trying. In Benton County, the immense Walton fortunes helped in gathering sufficient signatures to call an election.
In rural Sharp County, it's been years of hard work. A group there turned in almost 5,000 signatures this week to call a wet election. It may be enough, after two failed previous attempts, thanks to some single-minded volunteers.