Alcohol en University of Kentucky Could Lift Ban on Alcohol By Fall Semester <p>The University of Kentucky is set to allow alcohol on campus with specific guidelines yet to be determined.&nbsp;&nbsp; The announcement came this afternoon from UK President Eli Capilouto.&nbsp; UK has been an alcohol free campus for more than a decade.&nbsp;&nbsp; UK Student Government Association President Roshan Palli served on the Student Health and Safety Workgroup which compiled the report.</p><p>"We want our students on campus when they're engaging in social activities and when they're not, so we don't want alcohol to be an issue that we choose to force off our campus,” said Palli.&nbsp; “Exactly where, you know, that's a good question.&nbsp; I think that's definitely what the implementation committee gonna be having to explore."</p><p>Palli hopes the revised alcohol policy can be implemented by the beginning of the fall semester.&nbsp; The report also calls for extending the Code of Student Conduct beyond the campus boundaries.<br /> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:25:50 +0000 Stu Johnson (Kentucky Public Radio) 47111 at University of Kentucky Could Lift Ban on Alcohol By Fall Semester Effort Underway to Allow Elections Legalizing Alcohol by the Drink at State Parks, Golf Courses <p></p><p>A Kentucky House lawmaker is predicting the General Assembly will pass a bill allowing alcohol sales at many state parks. &nbsp;</p><p>House Speaker Pro Tem Larry Clark’s bill would give residents in precincts containing state park lodges or golf courses the ability to petition for an election allowing alcohol by the drink. Clark’s bill has passed out of a Senate committee, and the Louisville Democrat says Senate leaders have told him they believe the measure will make it through the legislature this session.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">The Herald-Leader reports</a> State Parks Commissioner and former Bowling Green mayor Elaine Walker said expanded alcohol sales at state parks and golf courses would be substantial.</p><p>The list of Kentucky State Resort Parks that do not serve alcohol includes Barren River Lake, Cumberland Falls, &nbsp;Dale Hollow Lake, Pennyrile Forest, and Rough River Dam.</p><p>Opponents of the bill say alcohol sales would interfere with the family-friendly atmospheres found at Kentucky’s state parks. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 21:32:26 +0000 WKU Public Radio News 45282 at Effort Underway to Allow Elections Legalizing Alcohol by the Drink at State Parks, Golf Courses Federal Court: Alcohol Sales Ban in Kentucky Doesn't Violate Constitution <p></p><p>A federal appeals court has reinstated a 76-year-old old ban on grocery stores, gas stations and other retailers selling wine and liquor in Kentucky after finding the law doesn't violate the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution.</p><p>The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday reversed a decision by U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn in 2012 to lift the restriction.</p><p>Judge Deborah L. Cook wrote for the court that the state "indisputably maintains a legitimate interest" in reducing access to high-alcohol content products.</p><p>A Louisville convenience store, Maxwell's Pic-Pac, and the Food with Wine Coalition challenged the ban in a lawsuit filed in federal court in 2011. The plaintiffs said the law treated them differently from package liquor stores simply because they sold food and other staples. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:34:27 +0000 Associated Press 42478 at Federal Court: Alcohol Sales Ban in Kentucky Doesn't Violate Constitution Law Enforcers Putting Extra Eyes on Tailgate Parties <p>College football season begins this weekend and Kentucky’s Department of &nbsp;Alcoholic Beverage Control says investigators will be out in force, looking for underage people drinking alcohol before and after games.<br>&nbsp;<br>Director Mike Razor says the tailgating scene provides a different kind of challenge for investigators.<br><br>“In a controlled environment in licensed premises it’s easier because the licensee is our friend and they want to make sure they’re not serving underage kids,” said Razor.&nbsp; “But in a tailgating scenario, you’ve got a whole lot of people out there and there’s no one really in control.”<br><br>He says those caught providing alcohol to minors could face jail time.&nbsp; Investigators will be patrolling tailgate parties and stores near college campuses where football games are being played.<br> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 22:57:42 +0000 Emil Moffatt 36163 at Kentucky Bourbon Trail Honored by National Geographic <p></p><p>Kentucky’s signature spirit is getting some love from a well-respected publication.</p><p>National Geographic has designated the Kentucky Bourbon Trail as one of its top 10 "Best Spring Trips."</p><p>The Kentucky tourism attraction is showcased along with excursions and festivals in New Zealand, India, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, South Africa and Argentina.</p><p>Only three American trips made the top 10.</p><p>The Bourbon Trail attracted more than 500,000 visitors in 2012, the first time the tour has broken the half-million mark since its creation in 1999 by the Kentucky Distillers' Association. Tue, 05 Mar 2013 15:27:26 +0000 Associated Press 27438 at Kentucky Bourbon Trail Honored by National Geographic Groups Still Working to Reform Kentucky Liquor Laws <p></p><p>A Kentucky legislative leader says progress on reforming the state’s liquor laws&nbsp; is slow going.&nbsp; Last year, a federal judge threw out the state law that blocks grocery stores and gas stations from selling wine and spirits.</p><p>That same judge later stayed his ruling to prevent a sudden surge in liquor retailers and to allow Kentucky lawmakers to re-write the regulations.&nbsp; But House Speaker Greg Stumbo says so far, no one has put forward a proposal to properly address the issue.</p><p>“Everyone hopes that there will be some sort of reasonable proposal from the entire industry that takes in consideration the court’s ruling. To date I haven’t seen that.” Wed, 02 Jan 2013 11:00:00 +0000 24156 at Groups Still Working to Reform Kentucky Liquor Laws Some Say Campaign over Alcohol Votes in Southeastern Kentucky Turning Negative <p>Some southeastern Kentucky residents say campaigns on a vote that could allow alcohol sales in the community have taken a negative turn. McCreary County voters head to the polls next Tuesday to decide the controversial issue. Tue, 21 Aug 2012 13:08:30 +0000 Associated Press & WYMT-TV 17799 at Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Auction to Help Charity <p>Bourbon and barbecue are teaming up next month in Danville to benefit Heart of Kentucky United Way. The second annual Kentucky State Barbecue Festival on Sept. 7 will feature a charity bourbon barrel auction. Wed, 15 Aug 2012 13:23:50 +0000 Associated Press 17465 at Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Auction to Help Charity Federal Judge: Kentucky's Ban on Liqour and Wine Sales in Grocery Stores Illegal <p>A federal judge&#39;s ruling could open the door to the sale of hard liquor and wine in grocery stores. Currently state law allows grocery stores to only sell beer, while liquor stores and drug stores can sell beer, wine and liquor. Tue, 14 Aug 2012 20:59:31 +0000 17431 at Legislator Wants to Lift Kentucky's Election Day Alcohol Law <p>A Northern Kentucky lawmaker will again try to reverse a ban on alcohol sales on election days. Democratic Representative Arnold Simpson will present his proposal to an interim legislative committee Friday. Mon, 09 Jul 2012 20:55:38 +0000 15345 at