blue laws http://wfpl.org en How Do Kentucky's Dry Counties Benefit From Alcohol Sales? http://wfpl.org/post/how-do-kentuckys-dry-counties-benefit-alcohol-sales <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Did you know that Kentucky’s dry counties benefit financially from alcohol sales throughout the state? For more than 30 years, most of the taxes collected on alcohol sales, no matter where they originate, have gone into the state’s General Fund for statewide use. And while more than 30 percent of Kentucky’s counties don’t contribute alcohol sales tax to the General Fund, they still have access to that money.</span></p><p><strong>Wet or Dry Is Not Cut and Dry</strong></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:38:00 +0000 Syd Bishop 9040 at http://wfpl.org How Do Kentucky's Dry Counties Benefit From Alcohol Sales? Lawmaker Will Again Try to Lift Ban on Election Day Alcohol Sales http://wfpl.org/post/lawmaker-will-again-try-lift-ban-election-day-alcohol-sales <p>For the fifth time, a Northern Kentucky lawmaker will attempt to undo a ban on alcohol sales on election days.</p><p>Currently, no alcohol can be served or sold while polls are open. Representative Arnold Simpson has filed legislation to scrap the ban four times in the past. And Friday, he will once again present the proposal to an interim legislative committee.</p><p>Many states originally passed such bans in order to crack down on voter fraud and vote buying. Now, South Carolina is the only other state that still bans alcohol sales on election days.</p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 19:24:06 +0000 Kenny Colston 955 at http://wfpl.org Lawmaker Will Again Try to Lift Ban on Election Day Alcohol Sales