Alcohol Sales at State Parks Provide KY with Revenue

Jul 3, 2012

Ever since five Kentucky state parks began selling alcohol by the drink last August, liquor sales have procured more than $110,000 for the state. 

State Tourism, Arts, and Heritage Council Secretary Marchetta Sparrow says the availability of liquor in the parks makes them more enticing to groups booking locations for conferences and conventions.

“It is a process of working with the meeting and convention groups to get them acclimated to the fact that we have that amenity for them; and once they become more acclimated with that, our revenue will certainly grow.”

Sparrow says there have been no incidents as a result of alcohol sales in the five parks- which include Lake Barkley.