A Kentucky House lawmaker is predicting the General Assembly will pass a bill allowing alcohol sales at many state parks.
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.
The Herald-Leader reports State Parks Commissioner and former Bowling Green mayor Elaine Walker said expanded alcohol sales at state parks and golf courses would be substantial.
The list of Kentucky State Resort Parks that do not serve alcohol includes Barren River Lake, Cumberland Falls, Dale Hollow Lake, Pennyrile Forest, and Rough River Dam.
Opponents of the bill say alcohol sales would interfere with the family-friendly atmospheres found at Kentucky’s state parks.
The WKU women's basketball team will head to Waco, Texas on Saturday to take on No. 2 seed Baylor in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Saturday's game is at 5:30 p.m. CDT at the Ferrell Center. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2.
The Lady Toppers earned a spot in the tournament with a comeback win in the Sun Belt Conference championship game Saturday against Arkansas State.
It is their 17th appearance in the NCAA tournament, but the first since 2007-08.
The Lady Toppers will take part in a selection show watch party beginning at 5 p.m. CDT at Mister B's Pizza and Wings on Scottsville Road in Bowling Green.
For the fourth time this season, the Lady Toppers overcame a double-digit deficit to win a game. On Saturday night in New Orleans, it came in the biggest game so far this season. The WKU women edged Arkansas State 61-60 to win the Sun Belt Conference Tournament.
Chastity Gooch led the Lady Toppers in scoring with 26 points. Her efforts in the tournament earned her MVP honors.
The WKU women's team will learn its first round opponent in the NCAA tournament on Monday night at 6 p.m. during the selection show.
Also in New Orleans Saturday, the WKU men lost in their SBC tournament semifinal game to Louisiana-Lafayette 73-72.