Sunday May Get Tapped For Alcohol Sale In Lexington

Lexington City leaders are discussing a proposal that would allow alcohol sales on Sunday.

The change would affect wine, beer, liquor, and package sales at liquor stores, bars, all restaurants, and grocery stores. Councilman David Stevens says he plans on introducing the ordinance next week.

Beginning Sept. 2, Richmond residents will be able to purchase alcohol on Sunday in restaurants taht seat more than 75 people and get most their proceeds from the sale of food.

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  • by David Location: Georgetown on Aug 27, 2007 at 12:56 PM
    I am all for this..I believe this has been needed for sometime. I mean you can already by it at the rest. on Sunday, why not be able to buy it and take it home. Seems to me that this would cut down on the # of DUI's and accidents if you could buy it at store and take it home rather than go to rest and drink and drive. Hopefully the politicians realize this too...
  • by Jason Location: Lexington on Aug 17, 2007 at 11:51 AM
    Scott and Sean it is a blue law. Some church leaders said it would be a sin if alcohol was consumed on Sundays. We need to break this bible belt. My belief is if churches want to have a say in poltics then they should have to pay taxes like everyone else.
  • by why not? Location: lexington on Aug 17, 2007 at 11:33 AM
    to agnes-sale of alcohol on sundays already exists in lexington. how ridiculous is it that i can go to a restaurant and buy drinks but not go to a store to buy alcohol to take home? if any one place can sell it on sunday then it makes no sense to me that sale would be restricted at any other outlet. o.k., that being said, why are you pleading for no alcohol sales on sunday in the first place???
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Aug 17, 2007 at 03:29 AM
    While we're challenging oppressive laws, lets overturn the Gestapo's smoking ban.
  • by Scott Location: Lexington on Aug 16, 2007 at 03:54 PM
    I personaly do not drink. But why not sale on sunday? Im for the sale of alcohol on sunday. Like Sean, i dont understand why its not.
  • by Sean Location: Cincinnati on Aug 15, 2007 at 08:29 PM
    I never understood why alcohol couldn't be sold on Sundays. I assume it was due to religious reasons, but I could be wrong. Separation of Church and State anyone?
  • by A Location: Lexington on Aug 15, 2007 at 02:46 PM
    Absolutely FOR Sunday sales! It's time that we challenge the oppressive blue laws. Individuals should have the opportunity to make their own decisions. By the way, it is a fallicy that increasing or extending alcohol sales leads to more drinking, DUIs, etc. Research by the US Dept of Health and Human Services has found that the tougher the controls over alcohol availability, the greater the alcohol abuse.
  • by JP Location: Richmond on Aug 15, 2007 at 09:08 AM
    I say bring it on! I think it's great! It's a shame you have to drive over an hour to buy beer on Sundays! At least Richmond finally passed their beer sales in restaurants on Sundays.
  • by Monica Location: Lexington on Aug 15, 2007 at 07:40 AM
    It is time to bring this city into this century.
  • by Voice of Reason Location: Lexington on Aug 15, 2007 at 07:20 AM
    Freedom to choose. If you don't want to use it, you don't buy it. If someone is an alcoholic, having one extra day to buy it isn't going to make any difference. Remember; they are an alcoholic NOW and we don't have Sunday sales. Alcohol doesn't make someone an a$$ hole, it only intensifies that trait of a person.
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