Last Monday, U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II ruled that Kentucky’s ban on selling liquor and wine and grocery and convenience stores – which is located in Kentucky Revised Statute (KRS) 243.230 and dates back more than 70 years – violates the U.S. Constitution.
Heyburn also said the order can’t be enforced until “other remaining issues” are resolved, but added that a conference to deal with those issues will be scheduled. What issues those are isn’t specified in the order.
After the repeal of prohibition in Trigg County in late 2009, the Trigg County Fiscal Court passed its own alcohol ordinance, as did the City of Cadiz.
Trigg County Attorney Randy Braboy believes the ruling will have “no immediate effect” on the county because it isn’t being implemented immediately. He also thinks it will affect larger cities first because they will have more slots for liquor licenses on account of their populations.
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