2:34 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

Former Judge Faces DUI Charges

A former Calloway County district judge and current alcohol education coordinator is in court next week on a Driving Under the Influence charge. Jeanne Carroll is set for arraignment in Calloway County Circuit Court on Tuesday for a DUI first offense. Murray State University Police arrested Carroll around 1:30 pm on October 2 in a campus parking lot.  Police received a call of a possible medical emergency near the Information and Technology building. A report WKMS obtained through an Open Records request says Carroll smelled strongly of alcohol and had trouble speaking and standing.

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Morning Cram
8:03 am
Fri October 5, 2012

The Morning Cram [the shaken, not stirred edition]


From NPR: Scientists answer if martinis are better served shaken or stirred in honor of the 50th anniversary of the first James Bond release.

From Kentucky: Oak Grove issues a boil advisory for Monday due to main line repairs.

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4:55 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Princeton City Council Hears First Reading of the Alcohol Ordinance

The Princeton City Council has passed the first reading of an alcohol ordinance. 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.

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3:49 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

UK Reconsidering Campus Alcohol Policy


With lingering concerns about the University of Kentucky's alcohol policy coming to light in recent meetings between UK and surrounding neighborhoods, UK President Eli Capilouto says he's willing to reexamine the rules, which banned alcohol on campus 14 years ago.

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12:21 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Murray City Council Approves Second Reading of Alcohol Ordinance

Individuals can start applying for packaged liquor licenses in Murray. City Council members passed the second reading of the alcohol ordinance last night in an 8 to 3 vote. Residents voted in July to move from liquor by the drink sales at restaurants to a fully wet city. The ordinance sets an 8 percent regulatory tax for both restaurants and packaged stores. Hours of operation are 6 AM to midnight, and Sunday sales are prohibited.

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9:44 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Princeton Studies Other Cities’ Liquor Laws

Princeton City Council members are studying how two other western Kentucky cities have implemented their local option laws allowing alcohol sales. 

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7:09 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Princeton & Sturgis Vote to Allow Alcohol Sales


Princeton's wet/dry vote passed, allowing alcoholic drinks to be sold in restaurants, as well as in packages at stores. County Clerk Toni Watson says that business owners must wait 60 days before applying for a license to sell alcohol in Caldwell County.

  • Yes 1167
  • No 972

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3:27 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

Princeton & Sturgis Alcohol Vote

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Residents of both Princeton and Sturgis Kentucky  go to the polls tomorrow to decide the fate of alcohol sales in their cities.

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Wet/Dry Vote
12:17 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Princeton Pro-Alcohol Group Outraises Opponents


Princeton, Kentucky’s pro-alcohol sales group has raised more money than their opponents in the lead up to the city’s August 7th wet/dry vote. 

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8:30 am
Thu July 19, 2012

Task Force Created to Simplify Kentucky Alcohol Laws

Government officials and leaders of the alcohol and restaurant industries say the time has come to reform Kentucky’s complex alcoholic beverage laws. Governor Steve Beshear signed an executive order Wednesday creating a task force to review current regulations and make recommendations.  Beshear said many have complained current laws don’t account for modern standards and a 21st century economy.

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