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Alcohol Votes a Symptom of Deeper Problem

The (Louisville) Courier-Journal had an interesting article Feb. 5 discussing how communities in Kentucky that have traditionally been dry are feeling more and more pressure to allow alcohol sales or to expand those sales under a relentless barrage of pressure from the alcohol industry. Barbourville voters go to the polls on Tuesday and elections in […]

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Major Alcohol Expansion Push Reported

We’ve just received the following report from Kentucky Ethics League Director Don Cole about alcohol sales expansion efforts: THERE IS A MAJOR PUSH IN THE SOUTHEN SECTOR OF I-75 to expand alcohol sales. The following cities and/or their counties are having petitions circulated, getting signatures, to call for the election. They are Barbourville, Williamsburg, Pineville, […]

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Alcohol Expansion Doesn’t Have to be Forever

Following local-option elections last month that saw two of three ballot initiatives to expand alcohol sales in the affected communities, Don Cole, executive director for the Kentucky Ethics League prepared these guidelines to help citizens continue to be a positive influence on the issue in those communities where expansion was approved: With the abundance of […]

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