Alcohol

Afternoon Update
4:42 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 7/3/12

Rose Krzton-Presson

Today on NPR: The sound of your city.

Around the Region:

Ever since five Kentucky state parks began selling alcohol by the drink last August, liquor sales have procured more than $110,000 for the state.

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Business
11:18 am
Tue July 3, 2012

Alcohol Sales at State Parks Provide KY with Revenue

Davide Campari

Ever since five Kentucky state parks began selling alcohol by the drink last August, liquor sales have procured more than $110,000 for the state. 

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Politics
4:13 pm
Tue May 15, 2012

Murray Alcohol Forum

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The City of Murray will host a forum next month on the upcoming packaged alcohol vote for the city. City Administrator Matt Mattingly says they invited a Kentucky Alcoholic Beverage Control representative to come to the forum. 

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Alcohol Vote
3:15 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

Marshall County Tourism Board Supports Alcohol Sales

Marshall County’s Tourism Board voted last night to support the legalization of alcohol sales in the county. The resolution in an updated version of one passed 10 years ago. It states the tourist commission believes the lack of legal alcohol is hurting tourism in the area. Tourism Director Randy Newcomb says the board needed to take an official stance on the matter. He says,

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Government
7:16 am
Wed April 11, 2012

Alcoholic Beverage Server Training Ordinance

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Paducah City Commissioners discussed a prospective ordinance last night requiring training for anyone who serves alcoholic drinks at restaurants and bars in the city. The training focuses on spotting fake ID’s and recognizing heavily intoxicated patrons. Should the ordinance pass, existing wait staff would have 90 days to complete the training and new servers would have to complete the course within 60 days of their hiring date. Commissioners will vote on the ordinance in their next session.

Afternoon Update
4:39 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 4/9/12

Today on NPR: Facebook is Buying Instagram (Somewhere in Portland a hipster is quietly sobbing into his can of PBR)

And now the news from around our region:

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Afternoon Update
5:11 pm
Mon April 2, 2012

Afternoon Roundup 4-2-2012

The table saws in David Butler's (left) workshop are outfitted with prototypes of his "Whirlwind" safety brake system. He and his lifelong friend Robert Calhoun filed their first Whirlwind Tool Company patent in 2009.
Chris Arnold NPR

On NPR this afternoon: The Cutting Edge of Table Saws

From WKMS:

The Bridge:

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews are working on the remaining spans of the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge ahead of the arrival contractors to replace a collapsed portion of the bridge

Alcohol:

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Wet Dry Vote
5:08 pm
Mon April 2, 2012

Tater Day Attendees: For and Against Alcohol Sales

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Not a single beer can mingles with the soda and water bottles for sale in the crowd of vendors at Benton’s annual Tater Day celebration. However, that could change in the festival’s future.

Last week, a group named Marshall First delivered a petition with 2,400 signatures to the county courthouse.

The petition pushes for a referendum to legalize the sale of alcohol within county lines. At today’s festivities, Marshall County residents like Kim Bomgardner and her daughter, Terah, expressed mixed opinions regarding the issue.

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Morning Cram
8:31 am
Fri March 30, 2012

the morning cram [the rapprochement edition]

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Amidst the racial and religious fear gripping the country, French citizens find a new sense of solidarity.

NPR reports French citizens of all stripes came together to honor the victims of the self-proclaimed Al Qaeda terrorist. Solidarity is the order of the day while the national debate over immigration continues.

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Government
7:29 am
Fri March 30, 2012

Marshall County Liquor Vote

A Marshall County group delivered a petition to the county courthouse yesterday which, when the petition is verified will lead to a referendum on county-wide alcohol sales. The group, named Marshall First, collected 2,400 signatures, well above the required 2,078 required to open a vote. The Paducah Sun reports Judge Executive Mike Miller now has 60 to 90 days to order a referendum once the signatures have been verified. Members of Marshall first claim legalizing alcohol sales would generate additional revenue for the county.

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