Alcohol ordinance receives updates

Published 12:18 pm Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Nicholasville City Council approved changes to the Nicholasville Alcohol Ordinance in a meeting on Monday.

The amendment concerned a current law set by the state — KRS 243.090 — that requires local alcohol licenses to expire on the same date as the state’s.

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“Right now the licenses do not expire at the same time,” Laurie Young, Nicholasville Finance Director, said. “There are multiple dates throughout the year in which the alcohol licenses will expire since there are multiple type of licenses.”

Some of the license types under the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control include Distiller’s, Limited Restaurant, Brewer’s, Entertainment Destination Center, Special Temporary, Retail Drink, Distributor’s and more.

Another amendment made to the alcohol ordinance pertains to businesses that owe money to the city. These businesses will not be able to update or transfer their licenses to another business or person, until their balance is paid off.

The changes to the Alcohol Ordinance will take place January 1, 2017.