Alcohol awareness programs at the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville will continue to receive financial support  from two Kentucky distilleries.  Jim Beam and Brown-Forman are giving a combined $600,000 to the schools to bolster efforts to combat underage and binge drinking across the Commonwealth.   

“So that those students who don’t know how to use alcohol responsibly, who are using it irresponsibly, and are using it not to enjoy themselves but using it in ways that harm themselves and harm their campuses can learn how to both not use it if they are underage, and to use it responsibly if they are of an age that they are able to drink,” U of L Provost Dr. Shirley Willihnganz said at a press conference announcing the renewed support.

It continues a relationship that started back in 2008. 

Since that time, Beam and Brown-Forman have given more than $1 million for alcohol awareness programs at the two institutions.