spirits http://wkyufm.org en Spirits Sellers to KY Legislators: Don't Wait for Appeals Ruling For New Liquor Law http://wkyufm.org/post/spirits-sellers-ky-legislators-dont-wait-appeals-ruling-new-liquor-law <p></p><p>If a federal judge's ruling goes into effect, businesses that sell liquor in Kentucky may see increased competition — and those businesses are encouraging legislators to act before an appeals&nbsp; decision comes down.</p><p>Judge John Heyburn tossed the laws last year,&nbsp; saying it was unconstitutional to allow places like drug stores to sell some wine and liquor, but not groceries.</p><p>But Heyburn put that ruling on hold to let lawmakers re-write the laws. Since that point, interested groups have been working on solutions to keep a free-for-all for liquor licenses across the state from happening.</p><p>State Senate President Robert Stivers says he wants to wait on an appeals ruling in the case&nbsp; are finished before lawmakers tackle the issue.</p><p>But Roger Leasor, the Director of Community Relations with Liquor Barn, a company that owns many liquor stores across Kentucky, says that's a bad idea. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 19:54:12 +0000 24864 at http://wkyufm.org Spirits Sellers to KY Legislators: Don't Wait for Appeals Ruling For New Liquor Law