Laws governing the sale of alcohol in Kentucky are already labyrinthine, 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—they chose to remain a dry county—and emotions ran high on both sides. Connie Hanner wrote about the vote, and she joined us on Friday to talk about the results, and local reaction. We're pretty sure it's the first time the phrase, “a bunch of beer'd up fishermen” has been uttered on WFPL's Byline.
Laura is the producer of Strange Fruit, a weekly talk show focusing on race and gender, and produces other news & feature programming.