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Officials discuss allowing restaurant at castle

Jan. 09, 2013 @ 11:52 AM

VERSAILLES, Ky. (AP) — Officials have given preliminary approval for a restaurant to open at a central Kentucky castle.

The Lexington Herald Leader reports that Woodford County magistrates will take a final vote on the issue next month.

Only one person voted against the measure, which would also allow horse farms, historic structures and other landmarks to open restaurants and gift shops and hold special events. Magistrate Larry Craig said the term “tourist destination” in the amendment to the county’s planning ordinance was too vaguely defined.

The castle, a landmark in Woodford County, was renovated by current owner Tom Post, who opened it in 2008 as CastlePost, a luxury bed-and-breakfast.

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