Alcohol

Two often-overlooked medications might help millions of Americans who abuse alcohol to quit drinking or cut back.

Public health officials, building on a push to treat people who abuse opioids with medications, want physicians to consider using medications to treat alcohol addiction. The drugs can be used in addition to or sometimes in place of peer-support programs, they say.

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Lawmakers are considering whether to allow the home delivery of alcohol in Kentucky.

A Boston-based alcohol delivery company called Drizly wants to add Kentucky to its list of places where customers can use its app, which sources local stores to deliver beer, liquor and wine. The company is asking the state legislature to consider a bill that would allow it to operate in the state.

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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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