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.

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

Princeton & Sturgis Vote to Allow Alcohol Sales

Aug 7, 2012


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

Princeton & Sturgis Alcohol Vote

Aug 6, 2012
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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.


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.

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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,