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Culture
3:12 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Craft Brewery Opening in Paducah This Fall

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Today on Sounds Good, we meet Todd Blume, the co-owner and brewer of Paducah Beer Werks, set to open this fall in Paducah. Located in the old Greyhound Bus station at 301 N. 4th Street, Blume is converting the space into a fully-functional craft brewery, while keeping some of the station aesthetic and artwork. He's in the discovery process of determining the palate of Paducah and aims to start with four beers, some seasonals, and eventually partnering with local restaurants. Hear the conversation:

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Culture
4:55 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

"Beer. Sausage. Polka. Repeat." at Maiden Alley's Oktoberfest!

PROST! The 3rd Annual Oktoberfest Weekend at Maiden Alley Cinema in Paducah begins with a Beer Dinner tomorrow night (10-18) at 7 at Kirchhoff's Deli prepared by Laura Duff's Pampered Palate. Hear Kate's conversation with Landee Bryant...

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2013 TN General Assembly
7:51 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Tennessee Beer Tax Bill Headed to Haslam

A proposal to freeze Tennessee's beer tax is headed to Gov. Bill Haslam for his consideration.

The measure was approved in the House Wednesday. The Senate passed it earlier this week.

Tennessee's beer taxes outstrip any other state's because the bulk of the levy is based on price rather than volume. The more a beer costs, the higher the taxes that must be paid to buy it.

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Business
12:57 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Alcohol Vote Coming to McCracken County Precinct

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A petition to allow alcohol sales is going to the ballot in The McCracken County Maxon Precinct, near West Paducah.

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Morning Cram
8:37 am
Wed December 12, 2012

The Morning Cram [belgian booze edition]

From NPR: Beer lovers are getting an early Christmas present this year. A legendary specialty brew made by Belgian monks is being made temporarily available in the U.S. The reason for this one time only occasion: the austere monks need a new roof.

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Business
2:36 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Beer Comes to Princeton

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Princeton’s Heaton's Marathon convenience store received its first shipment of beer today making it the first local business to sell alcohol since city residents voted to allow such sales August 7th. Alcohol Beverage Control Administrator Brent Thompson says Heaton’s was the first local business to apply for a license after the vote.

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Morning Cram
7:44 am
Fri October 12, 2012

The Morning Cram [the boozing it up edition]

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From NPR: A Native American tribe sues big beer makers for selling millions of cans each year to a town of 11 people where residents of a nearby dry reservation come to drink it up on an almost daily basis.

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Government
3:54 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Federal Judge: Beer-Only Sales at Kentucky Grocery Stores Unconstitu​tional

A federal judge's ruling could open the door to the sale of hard liquor and wine in grocery stores.

Currently state law allows grocery stores to only sell beer, while liquor stores and drug stores can sell beer, wine and liquor. After years of unsuccessful lobbying to change the law, grocery associations sued in federal court last year. U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II in Louisville handed down a ruling in their favor today, declaring that the ban is unconstitutional.

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