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The University of Louisville says researchers at the school have received nearly $8 million from the National Institutes of Health for an alcohol research center.

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Kentucky distilleries expect to see an increase in revenue with the passage of an omnibus alcohol bill. The house and senate both approved Senate Bill 11 this week and it now heads to Governor Matt Bevin. 

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Legislation impacting Kentucky’s bourbon, beer, and wine industries appears headed for final passage. The omnibus alcohol measure won House approval by a vote of 76 to 20 on Monday. 

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Mayfield alcohol sales supporters are continuing their petition for a city vote on packaged liquor sales following yesterday’s vote rejecting county-wide sales. 

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Omnibus legislation related to alcoholic beverages is headed to the full Kentucky Senate.

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Graves County voters decide  on January 26th whether to allow liquor sales.

County Clerk Barry Kennemore said his office verified 2,373 signatures from the Vote Graves County Wet petition, 152 more than the petition needed.

Sure, you know you're not supposed to drink while pregnant. But what about those glasses of wine you had before you found out? Is a little OK in the third trimester? Or when you're anxious and can't sleep?

Those are the kinds of questions that women keep asking about pregnancy and alcohol. And science has not been a huge help in providing answers, though that's getting better.

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  After voters decided to go wet this summer, the Marshall County Fiscal Court has approved its alcoholic beverage control ordinance.

The court voted 3-1 Friday morning on the ordinance, which allows Sunday by-the-drink liquor sales at restaurants from 1 p.m. until midnight. Commissioner Bob Gold cast the dissenting vote against the ordinance.

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After a 3-2 vote Monday night, Benton, Kentucky’s city council has approved by-the-drink liquor sales on Sundays as city and county governments in Marshall County begin to finalize their alcohol ordinances. Voters there approved going wet in July by a narrow 200-vote margin.

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As a heavy rain came down over Marshall County Tuesday evening, citizens were at the polls voting to make the county wet, allowing packaged and by-the-drink alcohol sales.

The county clerk confirmed shortly after 7 p.m. all 25 precincts had reported totals. The measure for the county to go wet narrowly passed 6,431 votes to 6,229 - a difference of 202 votes.

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