Legal alcohol sales – the devil is in the details

January 18, 2016
From the Publisher Jay Nolan

From the Publisher
Jay Nolan

Voters have answered the one big question about alcoholic beverage sales. For the first time in approximately 80 years, YES voters gained a majority. So, alcohol sales will be legal in Barbourville later this year.


But many questions still remain unanswered. Why? Simply because state officials at the office of Alcoholic Beverage Control and Barbourville City Officials could not coordinate a meeting last week. “But aren’t the rules already in place?” some asked.

Well, yes, there clearly are state laws guiding alcohol sales. Trust me, there are lots and lots of laws. And some questions about alcohol sales can be answered simply by checking out the Kentucky Alcohol Beverage Control website. But Kentucky’s rules are complicated.

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