The state Attorney General has rejected the idea that Hamilton County could move forward on it’s own legislation to allow liquor distilleries within it’s borders. According to Attorney General Robert E. Cooper, JR., Hamilton County will have to seek a referendum. This would put the measure to a vote if enough signatures, 15,000 at least, could be collected. The county government has members who still like the idea of prohibition such as Rep. Richard Floyd, R-Chattanooga. Rep. Floyd has all but declared our country would suffer the fate of Gomora should it allow this. But, there are more progressive voices who will be moving forward on this measure. More on this will develop in the coming months with estimates that the referendum could be presented in early 2013 at best. Cheers!