The State Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control or ABC is helping to implement monthly alcohol serving classes across the state. The classes are aimed at creating a consistent training schedule with a growing number of wet counties.
The Server Training in Alcohol Regulations or STAR classes are for ABC licensees and their employees. Classes are intended for people who serve or sell alcoholic beverages. They'll be held monthly at state park venues. Alcoholic Beverage Control Commissioner Christine Trout says the training is not state mandated.
“Many of them do make that choice as a local community that that’s what they want as part of their choice to have increased economic opportunities with alcohol, they’re also choosing increased responsibility and training,” Trout said.
There have been 65 alcohol related votes in Kentucky over the last 12 months. In 2014, there were 35 dry counties in the Commonwealth. Today, that number is 19.