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Councilwoman Hamilton releases statement of Wednesday’s U.S. Court of Appeals ruling on Kentucky’s Liquor Laws

Thursday January 16, 2014

For Immediate Release:
Democratic Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact:Tony Hyatt 574-4137 / 526-3622

Louisville – Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5) has issued the following statement regarding the action by the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati to overturn U.S. District Judge John Heyburn’s 2012 ruling that stated Kentucky’s laws regarding the regulation of alcohol sales were unconstitutional.

“I, and others in our community, applaud the decision by the U.S. Circuit Court which restores control of the expansion of liquor sales in Metro Louisville and the Commonwealth of Kentucky to the State Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

A poll released in 2013 by FACTKY.org showed that a majority of Kentuckians did not want to see liquor sold in grocery stores, truck stops, pawnshops and dollars stores. The ruling maintains the protection of minors by limiting their access to establishments that sell alcoholic beverages.

The ruling comes as a relief to those of us who have been trying to raise the quality of life in our neighborhoods by fighting the expansion of liquor sales into the aforementioned business establishments.”

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Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D) 5