County Proposes Changes to Alcohol Ordinance
By Leah Long
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY - McCracken County's Fiscal Court heard about possible upcoming changes to the county's alcohol ordinance from County Attorney Sam Clymer at their  Monday night meeting.

Clymer said he began looking at the county's ordinance in order to allow Rolling Hills Country Club to sell alcohol as a PGA-related golf  course, but found the entire ordinance needs to be "overhauled."

He said there would be some changes for hotels, motels and restaurants -  in particular, the times allowed for serving alcohol will change. Currently, alcohol can be served from 1 to 10 pm, and that would likely expand to 11 am to 10 pm. The number of patrons a business must be able to seat will drop from 100 to 50, but businesses will still have to get 50 percent of their sales from food and alcohol.

Clymer said the county's ordinance will more closely mirror the city's ordinance, but he is not certain how county commissioners will address Sunday alcohol sales.

"The idea between trying to set uniformity between city and county regulations is simply because uniform laws are much, much easier to comply with.  They're easier to enforce. And that way all people are subject to oversight of these regulations are on notice as to what they can and can't do," said Clymer.

He told the fiscal court it should receive its first reading of the amended ordinance at its next scheduled meeting on February 26.

Published 10:46 PM, Monday Feb. 12, 2018
Updated 09:57 PM, Tuesday Feb. 13, 2018

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