alcohol sales http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Lawmakers React to Ruling on Grocery Store Liquor Sales http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-lawmakers-react-ruling-grocery-store-liquor-sales <p>FRANKFORT — A federal appeals court has struck down a 2012 decision that lifted a<a href="/post/appeals-court-reinstates-ban-liquor-wine-sales-kentucky-grocery-stores"> ban on Kentucky grocery stores selling liquor and wine.</a></p><p>On this issue, the chatter in Frankfort suggests that a legislative challenge to that ruling, if it happens, isn’t likely to fare well.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 00:48:34 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8256 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Lawmakers React to Ruling on Grocery Store Liquor Sales Is Kentucky's Grocery Store Liquor Ban Antiquated? Court of Appeals To Decide. http://wfpl.org/post/kentuckys-grocery-store-liquor-ban-antiquated-court-appeals-decide <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Should Kentucky grocery stores be allowed to sell liquor and wine?</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">That’s the topic of arguments to be&nbsp; heard Tuesday by the U.S. </span>6<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5; "> Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 11:40:50 +0000 Devin Katayama 7572 at http://wfpl.org Is Kentucky's Grocery Store Liquor Ban Antiquated? Court of Appeals To Decide. Guess Who's Fighting To Keep Indiana Dry On Sundays? http://wfpl.org/post/guess-whos-fighting-keep-indiana-dry-sundays When you think summer, you might think of cold beer at a barbecue, maybe a bottle of wine with a Sunday picnic. A lot of people take it for granted that they can just go to the store and pick up alcohol.<p>Not in Indiana.<p>While many states have laws restricting liquor sales, Indiana is the only one where you can't buy packaged beer, wine and liquor on Sundays, and it's the only state that regulates alcohol sales based on temperature. Wed, 03 Jul 2013 13:20:17 +0000 editor 5996 at http://wfpl.org Guess Who's Fighting To Keep Indiana Dry On Sundays? Lawmakers Approve Litany of Alcohol Bills, Including Sales on Election Day http://wfpl.org/post/lawmakers-approve-litany-alcohol-bills-including-sales-election-day <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentuckians in wet and moist counties may soon be able to buy alcohol on election days.</span></p><p class="Standard"><o:p></o:p></p><p class="Standard">&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Kentucky House of Representatives has passed Senate Bill 13, sponsored by State Senator John </span>Schickel<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a Republican from Union. Under the bill, small businesses and tourist destinations along Kentucky's Bourbon trail would also be able to stay open during election days.</span></p><p class="Standard"><o:p></o:p></p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 01:53:36 +0000 Rae Hodge 4690 at http://wfpl.org Why Kentucky Bans Alcohol Sales on Election Days http://wfpl.org/post/why-kentucky-bans-alcohol-sales-election-days <p></p><p>The ban on alcohol sales during the 6 a.m. to&nbsp;6p.m. polling hours was a Prohibition-era response to what was already a well-established tradition in Kentucky—buying votes with liquor.</p><p></p><p>The problem goes back to the Antebellum period. Back then, it wasn’t unusual for saloons to double as polling places at the time. Corrupt politicians did <span style="line-height: 1.5;">whatever they could to make voters happy.</span></p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 13:46:45 +0000 Rick Howlett 4456 at http://wfpl.org Why Kentucky Bans Alcohol Sales on Election Days Election Day Alcohol Sales Bill Close to Final Passage http://wfpl.org/post/election-day-alcohol-sales-bill-close-final-passage <p></p><p>The legal sale of alcohol on Election Day in Kentucky is a step closer to reality.&nbsp; Liquor hasn’t been sold legally on Election Day in the commonwealth since the beginning of Prohibition.&nbsp;&nbsp;Northern Kentucky Senator John Schickel says the measure also would allow local voters to restrict alcohol sales.</p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 22:16:09 +0000 Kentucky Public Radio's Stu Johnson 4243 at http://wfpl.org Election Day Alcohol Sales Bill Close to Final Passage Bill Blocking Groceries from Selling Wine and Liquor Advances to House Floor http://wfpl.org/post/bill-blocking-groceries-selling-wine-and-liquor-advances-house-floor <p></p><p>A bill that would effectively block grocery stores from selling wine and liquor—and&nbsp;ban wine and liquor sales in new pharmacies—was approved today in a state House committee.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Under the legislation, grocery stores could still sell alcohol from an adjoined structure with a separate entrance.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Current law does not allow people younger than 21 to enter a place which sells wine and package liquor, which has prevented sales in grocery stores in the past. </span></p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 22:18:00 +0000 Rae Hodge 4011 at http://wfpl.org Bill Blocking Groceries from Selling Wine and Liquor Advances to House Floor Kentucky State Senate OKs Alcohol Sales on Election Day http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-state-senate-oks-alcohol-sales-election-day <p></p><p>The Kentucky State Senate approved legislation Tuesday that would remove the prohibition of alcohol sales on election days while polls are open.</p><p>The bill wouldn't supersede the authority of dry counties in determining alcohol availability—but areas that wanted to continue the prohibition of election day alcohol sales could vote to do so.</p><p>One aim of the bill: Business that rely on alcohol sales—and also tourist destinations along Kentucky's Bourbon Trail—would be allowed to remain open on election days.</p><p></p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 21:35:33 +0000 Rae Hodge 3956 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky State Senate OKs Alcohol Sales on Election Day Kentucky's Ever-Changing Liquor Laws Confound Drinkers, Proprietors http://wfpl.org/post/kentuckys-ever-changing-liquor-laws-confound-drinkers-proprietors <p>Laws governing the sale of alcohol in Kentucky are <a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2012/08/10/2294424/want-to-buy-or-sell-an-alcoholic.html">already labyrinthine</a>, and to make things more confusing, they are often in flux. It seems like one county or another in the Commonwealth is always voting on whether to be dry (no alcohol sales), wet (alcohol sales allowed), or moist (drinks can be consumed in restaurants, but package sales are prohibited). Marshall County recently held such a vote&mdash;they chose to remain a dry county&mdash;and emotions ran high on both sides. Sat, 11 Aug 2012 15:53:17 +0000 Laura Ellis 1287 at http://wfpl.org