Alcohol

Society
9:26 am
Mon December 15, 2014

To Stop Teen Drinking Parties, Fine The Parents

Maria Fabrizio for NPR

Originally published on Sun January 4, 2015 2:18 pm

When it comes to teenage drinking, the typical venue is a party — where some teens play drinking games and binge. It may surprise you to learn that the majority of parents are aware that alcohol is flowing at these events.

On any given weekend, some teenagers receive three to four text messages about parties, says Bettina Friese, a public health researcher at the Prevention Research Center in Oakland, Calif.

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Society
6:24 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Paducah Revises Alcoholic Beverage Law for Smaller Businesses

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The Paducah City Commission will license restaurants, hotels, and motels to sell alcoholic drinks. City Clerk Tammy Sanderson says the commission’s amendment falls more in line with state law and opens alcohol sales to a wider range of businesses.

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Shots - Health News
11:58 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Cheap Drinks And Risk-Taking Fuel College Drinking Culture

Rob Donnelly for NPR

Originally published on Mon September 8, 2014 9:06 am

There's no question that alcohol is a factor in the majority of sexual assaults on campus. And alcohol is abundant and very present at most colleges today.

In fact, federal health officials say more than 80 percent of college students drink. And about half say they binge drink. This means more than four drinks for women and more than five drinks for men, within a two-hour time frame.

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Society
7:06 am
Fri August 8, 2014

DUI Arrests Down Slightly with Help from Phone Aps

Phone aps to help locate designated drivers may be lowering DUIs in Kentucky.

Messages technology addressing designated driving are working to lower drunken driving crashes in Kentucky according to Director of the state's office of highway safety, Bill Bell, who admits the drop in recent years has been slim.  

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Culture
3:12 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Craft Brewery Opening in Paducah This Fall

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Today on Sounds Good, we meet Todd Blume, the co-owner and brewer of Paducah Beer Werks, set to open this fall in Paducah. Located in the old Greyhound Bus station at 301 N. 4th Street, Blume is converting the space into a fully-functional craft brewery, while keeping some of the station aesthetic and artwork. He's in the discovery process of determining the palate of Paducah and aims to start with four beers, some seasonals, and eventually partnering with local restaurants. Hear the conversation:

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Society
2:25 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Excessive Drinking Causes 10 Percent Of Deaths In Working-Age Adults

One in 6 adults binge drinks, and that plays a role in most alcohol-related deaths.
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Originally published on Mon June 30, 2014 6:47 am

Think about people dying from drinking too much, and you probably think of the classic disease of alcoholics, cirrhosis of the liver. Or perhaps an alcohol-fueled car crash. But there are many more ways to kill yourself with alcohol, unfortunately, and they account for 1 in 10 deaths in working-age adults, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Society
12:18 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

"Not My Child" Paducah Town Hall Meeting On Underage Drinking

Community discussions about underage drinking are going on in the Purchase area. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. Patrick Withrow and Ms. Ellen Walsh about the Paducah/McCracken Town Hall Meeting at Baptist Health next Monday evening (April 28) being called "Not My Child: A Community Discussion about Underage Drinking."

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Business
7:09 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Appeals Court To Weigh In On Liquor Sales

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A federal appeals court is set to consider the validity of a ruling striking down Kentucky's seven-decade old ban on grocery stores, gas stations and other retailers selling wine and liquor.

The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has scheduled oral arguments for November 19 in Cincinnati in an appeal brought by the state's Alcoholic Beverage Control Department.

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Business
6:46 am
Mon October 14, 2013

ABC Cracking Down On Underage Drinking

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Kentucky officials say a crackdown on underage drinking has resulted in dozens of citations being handed out.

The Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control's "Cops in Shops" program has given 154 alcohol-related citations since the effort started August 29. A total of 94 underage possession citations have been issued.

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Government
9:20 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Murray City Council Looks to Revise Tavern Operating Hours

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Taverns in Murray may stay open a little longer as part of a city effort to keep liquor business within city limits and cut down on public intoxication charges.

The Murray City Council Thursday night passed the amendment's first reading on a 5 to 6 vote to extend operating hours from midnight to 1:30 a.m. for the four taverns within city limits. 

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