Businesses and residents in Boone County should be aware that the Boone County Fiscal Court appears likely to pass an
On March 4th, voting 23-13, the Kentucky Senate passed House Bill 168, which will prevent beer brewers from owning alcohol
The 2015 Regular Session for the Kentucky General Assembly is officially underway. Predictably, numerous pieces of proposed legislation are being
The General Assembly is continuing to expand the availability and types of alcohol sold in Kentucky. Senate Bill 83, passed
In case you haven’t noticed, the sale of beer in “growlers” has exploded in popularity. Naturally, there is a race
With summer now officially underway, a lot of folks in the Commonwealth are certain to be doing some boating. Undoubtedly,
On March 31, 2014, the Kentucky General Assembly passed a bill which would allow wineries throughout the Commonwealth to sell
Like most states, Ohio and Kentucky place quota restrictions on the type and number of liquor licenses that may be issued in a certain geographical area. These quotas serve a rational purpose: they limit the number of premises in a locale that can sell intoxicating spirits. This also prevents an over-saturation of bars and taverns, balances the needs of family-based communities, and ensures that responsible adults still have a place where they may imbibe.
Last summer, the Kentucky General Assembly’s landmark legislation surrounding liquor licensing came into effect. Senate Bill 13 (SB13) overhauled the process for gaining a liquor license in the Commonwealth. These changes constitute a necessary response to Kentucky’s fast-evolving alcoholic beverage industry. However, the overhaul may be disruptive to some applicants and license holders as it is initially rolled out.
Update: Sixth Circuit Reverses Decision On Licensing Distinction Governing Sale and Distribution of Liquor In Kentucky
On January 15th , the Sixth Circuit reversed the decision of the Western District of Kentucky which had previously found that the statute and regulation permitting pharmacies to sell liquor and wine (while simultaneously prohibiting grocery stores from doing so) failed rational-basis review under the Equal Protection Clause. According to the Sixth Circuit, the statute and regulation in question “conceivably seek to reduce access to high-alcohol products,” and thus were properly supported by a rational basis.
Frivolous lawsuits are filed almost every day. If your business has been the subject of a frivolous suit, you have probably spent considerable amounts of time and money in its defense.
This past August, in a case titled Maxwell’s Pic-Pac, Inc v. Dehner, a federal judge held that certain distinctions governing the sale and distribution of liquor in Kentucky were unconstitutional under the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution – a potentially groundbreaking decision that could impact wine and liquor sales in the Commonwealth forever.