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.
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.
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.