Election Day

2013 KY General Assembly
6:30 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Beshear Signs Election Day Alcohol Measure

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Kentuckians can buy alcohol at restaurants, bars and retail stores on the next Election Day now that Gov. Steve Beshear has signed legislation lifting the Prohibition-era ban.

The state House and Senate both voted overwhelmingly last month to allow alcohol sales during hours the polls are open.

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2013 KY General Assembly
7:39 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Lawmakers Consider Allowing Election Day Alcohol

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Lawmakers in Kentucky are again considering lifting a Prohibition-era ban on the sale of alcohol at restaurants, bars and retail stores on Election Day. The Senate Licensing, Occupations and Administrative Regulations Committee has already given initial approval to legislation that would allow alcohol sales during hours that polls are open. The measure, sponsored by Republican Sen. John Schickel of Union, now goes to the full Senate for consideration.

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