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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. 

Task Force Created to Simplify Kentucky Alcohol Laws

Jul 19, 2012

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.

Afternoon Round-Up 7/3/12

Jul 3, 2012
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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.

Alcohol Sales at State Parks Provide KY with Revenue

Jul 3, 2012
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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. 

Murray Alcohol Forum

May 15, 2012
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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. 

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,

Alcoholic Beverage Server Training Ordinance

Apr 11, 2012
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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.

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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On NPR this afternoon: The Cutting Edge of Table Saws

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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:

Tater Day Attendees: For and Against Alcohol Sales

Apr 2, 2012
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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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