Kentucky liquor laws

12:31 pm
Wed February 4, 2015

Another Wet/Dry Battle Looms This Year in Marshall County

Credit Wikimedia Commons/Steve Snodgrass

Three years after a narrow defeat, the option to allow alcohol sales could be on the ballot once again this year in Marshall County.

Kentucky Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau executive director Randy Newcomb says his board supported going wet in 2012 and will take the lead this year in the effort. He said he wants to see visitors’ dollars stay in Marshall County.

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12:43 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Calvert City Ordinance to Annex Kentucky Dam Village May Come in Next Few Weeks


Calvert City officials are closer to annexing  Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park in hopes of bringing alcohol sales to the State Resort Park.

City leaders expect to introduce a long-planned annexation ordinance within the next few weeks.  

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11:49 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Want to Buy Liquor in Kentucky? Options Remain Limited to Pharmacies and Liquor Stores


A federal appeals court has reinstated a 76-year-old ban on grocery stores, gas stations and other retailers selling wine and liquor in Kentucky after finding the law doesn't violate the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution.

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11:43 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Is Kentucky's Grocery Store Liquor Ban Antiquated? Court of Appeals To Decide.

Should grocery stores be allowed to sell these liquors?

Originally published on Mon November 18, 2013 2:59 pm

Should Kentucky grocery stores be allowed to sell liquor and wine?

That’s the topic of arguments to be  heard Tuesday by the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. 

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7:09 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Appeals Court To Weigh In On Liquor Sales


A federal appeals court is set to consider the validity of a ruling striking down Kentucky's seven-decade old ban on grocery stores, gas stations and other retailers selling wine and liquor.

The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has scheduled oral arguments for November 19 in Cincinnati in an appeal brought by the state's Alcoholic Beverage Control Department.

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1:08 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Confusion Over Future Liquor Sales Leads to Strange Partnerships

A recent ruling by a federal judge has turned Kentucky’'s liquor sales environment into a state of confusion.

The judge struck down Kentucky laws that prohibit liquor sales in grocery stores and gas stations, calling it unconstitutional. He has since decided to place that ruling  on hold to let Kentucky lawmakers see if they can write a better law.

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