alcoholic beverage control

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6:40 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Is Kentucky's Grocery Store Liquor Ban Antiquated? Court of Appeals To Decide.

Should grocery stores be allowed to sell these liquors?
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Should Kentucky grocery stores be allowed to sell liquor and wine?

That’s the topic of arguments to be  heard Tuesday by the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. 

Earlier this year, U.S. District  Judge John Heyburn overturned Kentucky’s ban on grocery store sales.  In his ruling he said it violates the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

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Local News
5:03 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Task Force Preparing Report on Kentucky Alcohol Laws

Kentucky’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Task Force will apparently steer clear of any major controversies with its recommendations.

Task force member Senator Jimmy Higdon says the panel wanted to have consensus on all proposed changes. He says the group stayed away from controversial alcohol laws like closing bars during elections, and preventing alcohol sales in groceries while allowing them in drug stores.

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Local News
8:45 am
Mon October 15, 2012

ABC Task Force To Hold Hearings Across Kentucky

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The task force Governor Beshear appointed to study Kentucky’s alcoholic beverage control laws will hold a series of public forums this week.

Robert Vance, secretary of the Public Protection Cabinet and chairman of the 22-member panel that will prepare a report for the governor, says the meetings will be held in Somerset, Madisonville and at Northern Kentucky University.

"We’ll basically be getting just feedback," Vance said. "And that feedback will be included in the report."

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