"They're buying alcohol in other places, everybody knows that, people in Knott County do drink and it's just a matter of if they spend it locally or go out of the area," Ezalee Pigman who started the wet/dry petition in Knott County said.
This is not the first county-wide wet/dry vote, a vote in 2012 was 789 votes short of passing.
But Ezalee Pigman, who started the most recent petition, hopes to see a change.
"We've got 3 or 4 restaurants already and most of them support it, so we want it in here, we want to be able to spend our money at home," Pigman said.
Pigman said he believes it will boost the county's economy.
"We are unable to attract business here because you look for the quality of life for your people, I mean other communities are even selling on Sunday and we're not even asking for that, we're asking that people are allowed to buy alcohol here," Pigman said.
However, Pastor Mike Caudill of the First Baptist Church in Hindman said he disagrees.
"I don't think alcohol is going to generate many jobs, I mean there's nobody from the outside just biting at the bit waiting to put a distillery into Knott County," Pastor Mike Caudill of the First Baptist Church in Hindman said.
And while Pigman said the licensing fees could allow police and fire departments to buy new equipment, Caudill said he feels it could have a more negative impact on officers and firefighters.
"It's going to put more workload on first responders, there's going to be more potential things that could be damaging and very difficult for the citizens of our county," Caudill said.
The county will vote Tuesday, January 17th.