Church organizations and others against issuing a liquor license to a gas station store are expected to attend a hearing set for 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 28, at the Scott County Courthouse.
Owners of the Sunoco Food Mart, located on the northeast corner of the U.S. Highway 31 and State Road 56 intersection in Scottsburg, are applying for a license to sell beer and wine at the store.
A legal notice advertising the hearing was published in the September 10 edition of The Scott County Journal and The Chronicle.
Traditionally, in Scott County, alcoholic beverages are sold by the drink at several restaurants, one lodge and at veterans' associations as well as local package stores. Scottsburg has three package stores and Austin, one. Previous attempts over the years by such stores as CVS, Wal-Mart, Jay C and Dollar General Store have failed because of strong, anti-license audiences and citizens' petitions.
Several other applications will also be considered that morning, one a license renewal for a package store at the I-65 interchange in Scottsburg; and another renewal for a restaurant, The Hill, also in Scottsburg.
An application for a new license will also be considered for Scott County Post 6582, Veterans of Foreign Wars, which is located on U.S. Highway 31 near Coffee Pot Curve Road.