alcohol sales

Government
4:52 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

"Grow Marion" Campaigns to Introduce Restaurant Alcohol Sales Ordinance

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A new effort to put alcohol sales on the local ballot has begun in Crittenden County, over a year and half after a previous pro-alcohol campaign failed.

The GrowMarion campaign launched its website this week to begin raising support for the initiative. 

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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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Government
11:52 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Quarterly Alcohol Report Shows Increase in City Tax Revenue, DUIs

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Quarterly profits from alcohol sales in Murray are going up as the city continues to fill the number of package stores the state permits.

Murray Police Sergeant Kendra Clere says the city’s 8 percent sales tax on alcohol has brought in almost $193,000 since January.

Clere told the City Council yesterday that DUIs and alcoholic intoxication charges have also risen, but says she expects those numbers with more officers working DUI calls.

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2013 TN General Assembly
10:03 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Tennessee lawmakers to decide fate of supermarket wine

Tennessee lawmakers are poised to decide this week whether a proposal to allow supermarket wine sales moves ahead.  The bill to overhaul the current system preventing shoppers from buying wine alongside groceries faces votes in both House and Senate committees this week.

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Government
2:29 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

ABC Reviewing Murray Alcohol License Sites

Alcohol Beverage Control inspectors are evaluating locations in Murray that have applied for alcohol licenses. City ABC Administrator Sergeant Kendra Clere says the 30-day window for licenses closed last week. State quotas limit Murray to eight package liquor stores and seven taverns.

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Government
1:08 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Confusion Over Future Liquor Sales Leads to Strange Partnerships

A recent ruling by a federal judge has turned Kentucky’'s liquor sales environment into a state of confusion.

The judge struck down Kentucky laws that prohibit liquor sales in grocery stores and gas stations, calling it unconstitutional. He has since decided to place that ruling  on hold to let Kentucky lawmakers see if they can write a better law.

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Government
11:54 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Princeton City Council Hears Second Reading of Alcohol Ordinance

The Princeton City Council holds the second reading of its proposed alcohol ordinance tonight. City residents voted in August to go wet. The proposed measure allows businesses to sell alcohol from 7 a.m. to midnight, except on Sunday. Liquor stores may not be located within 1,000 feet of a school or within 200 feet of a church.

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Morning Cram
8:10 am
Thu September 6, 2012

the morning cram [lost your marbles? maybe they're in Springfield edition]

The shell of the Solenosteira microspira, the marine whelk.
gastropods.com

Today on NPR:

Apparently, male snails make good adoptive fathers.

In Kentucky:

The Commonwealth, and a liquor store, are trying to block alcohol sales in groceries.

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Government
7:51 am
Thu September 6, 2012

State seeks to keep Ky. liquor law in place

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Kentucky officials and a package liquor store are asking a federal judge to stop enforcement of a ruling that would allow grocery stores and other outlets to sell alcohol.  In motions filed Wednesday, the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and The Party Source store told U.S.