Recent Votes to Expand Alcohol Sales Follow Statewide Trend

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 […]

Expanded Alcohol Sales Pass in Hardin County Cities

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 […]

Wet-Dry Vote for Hardin County Cities Is Tuesday

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 […]

Hardin County Officials Say Alcohol Sales Will Spur Economic Development

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 […]