This week, five Kentucky cities voted to allow or expand alcohol sales. Elizabethtown, Radcliff, Vine Grove, Junction City and Guthrie are among more than 120 Kentucky cities to do so since 1998. Proponents generally cite improved economic development as a reason to reduce limitations on alcohol sales. Opponents cite moral, religious or safety concerns. But the… Continue reading Recent Votes to Expand Alcohol Sales Follow Statewide Trend
Ballot measures to legalize or expand alcohol sales in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove have passed. In three separate votes, residents of the Hardin County cities approved the changes by a roughly 3-2 margin. Vine Grove and Elizabethtown are fourth-class cities and will not be able to establish bars. Radcliff is a second-class city and… Continue reading Expanded Alcohol Sales Pass in Hardin County Cities
by Lisa Autry, Kentucky Public Radio Voters in Hardin County’s three largest cities go to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to expand alcohol sales. Wet-dry votes are being held in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove. Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb says in the past, similar votes have drawn about 50 percent turnout, but these… Continue reading Wet-Dry Vote for Hardin County Cities Is Tuesday
Hardin County officials say expanded alcohol sales will help the area capitalize on future developments further north. On October 4th, voters in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove will vote on whether to allow alcohol sales at package liquor stores and in restaurants. “We become a more attractive location, I think, for some younger professionals and… Continue reading Hardin County Officials Say Alcohol Sales Will Spur Economic Development
Legislation requiring ignition interlock devices on the vehicles of convicted drunk drivers has won the unanimous support of the Kentucky House. Vehicles equipped with the devices won’t crank for drivers with illegally high blood-alcohol levels.
After three years of unsuccessfully lobbying the General Assembly to allow wine and spirits to be sold in grocery stores, the coalition instead sought to have the restriction blocking the sales declared unconstitutional.
In 2009, 203 people were killed in alcohol-related crashes in Kentucky. Nearly eight thousand Kentuckians have three or more DUI convictions.
Representative Dennis Keene believes the state needs to do more to get drunken drivers off the highways.
The Indiana General Assembly will convene next month, and among the first bills introduced will be a measure to lift restrictions on alcohol sales. Some lawmakers and retailers are making yet another attempt at easing regulations.
by Gabe Bullard Residents of a precinct in the Parkland neighborhood of west Louisville will cast ballots in a wet-dry vote Tuesday. About a fourth of the 19-block precinct is dry. But in the rest of the precinct, liquor sales are allowed, and among the five establishments selling alcohol is a Kroger, which has a… Continue reading Wet-Dry Vote To Be Held Tuesday
Sunday alcohol sales could be legal soon in Shepherdsville.