July 18, 2013 —
The Renaissance area has not been officially designated by ordinance. Once that is done, no packaged sales would be allowed in that part of the city.
The group also plans to address the current sign ordinance in order to limit the advertisement of alcoholic beverages.
The Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) is responsible for regulating legal sales of alcoholic beverages. Its website is abc.ky.gov.
When the city’s ordinances are near completion, state ABC will place an advertisement in the Journal-Times to advise the public that applications can now be filed and of the available number of quota licenses for retail package liquor stores and liquor by-the-drink licenses.
Such licenses are based on the city’s population. Other licenses to sell beer and wine are not tied to population.
Locations of proposed licenses must be inspected and applicants are subject to background checks.