Hundreds Rallied Against Sunday Liquor Sales

It's an issue that has sharply divided people all across Lexington. City leaders are discussing the issue of expanded Sunday liquor sales Tuesday afternoon at city hall and hundreds of people have showed up to protest.

A group of local ministers rallied, protesting a proposal for extended Sunday alcohol sales in Lexington. If the proposal is approved alcohol sales would be allowed in bars and package stores.

Those leading the rally say changing Sunday sales would fuel more anti-family establishments in Lexington. Commerce Lexington says it supports the proposal because it could make the city more attractive to tourists, business owners, and those looking to relocate here.

The city could vote on the ordinance later this week.

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  • by M Location: Lexington on Sep 14, 2007 at 09:44 AM
    Maybe the tax money the state makes from the Sunday liquor sales will prevent the school tax from increasing. (Yeah, I'm sure that will happen).
  • by someone Location: pulasky on Sep 14, 2007 at 08:02 AM
    hmm i thinkk you should not be fighttin over somthin stupid like this!!! and let the ppl who wanna drink drink!! mmk
  • by mel Location: lex on Sep 14, 2007 at 06:45 AM
    Hold up....Fred's buying. I'm with Fred at Applebees.
  • by ben Location: lex on Sep 14, 2007 at 05:49 AM
    OH noes! the law passed. Next stop, Christmas!
  • by Karen Location: Nicholasville on Sep 14, 2007 at 05:47 AM
    I was so excited because even though I am not an alcoholic, it seems that the three times in the past 2 years that I wanted to go buy a beer, I got to the store and it was Sunday. Now I can still get it regardless of what day it is.
  • by Monica Location: Lexington on Sep 14, 2007 at 05:16 AM
    Melissa, wake up and smell the roses. Kentucky is so backward compared to the rest of the U.S. when it comes to liquor sales. Lexington could be making a fortune off the number of people who won't even look at Lexington for a possible Seminar or any kind of professional meeting due to the lack of liquor sales on Sunday. It is a fact of our lives. Get over it.
  • by Kim Location: Hope on Sep 13, 2007 at 04:48 PM
    It really don't matter. Because I know of people personally who drive all the way to the Ohio line to get it on sunday. An alcoholic will go to any length's to get thier fix. Just like a drug addict. Is what get's me is that a bootleger only get a $185 dollar fine if caught. They make that in a day of sale's.
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Sep 13, 2007 at 11:11 AM
    Sounds good Jeff! I may take my shirt off, too! :)
  • by mel Location: lex on Sep 13, 2007 at 11:06 AM
    I'm with Fred and Paul at Applebees.
  • by Ben Location: Lex on Sep 13, 2007 at 08:29 AM
    Melissa, no liquor sales on Sunday was made a law BECAUSE of the religious aspect of the day. Do you think they just picked Sunday because it sounded better than the other 6 days? Christian principals may have founded this land, but YOU better put the history book down & pick up a daily newspaper. Times have changed & apparently, YOU don't like that. Laws aren't written in stone. Laws are made to better protect & serve the public & their interests. People aren't for Sunday sales because it means "Now I can go get drunk on a Sunday!" They are for it because now they have a choice if they want to use it. Like I said in my earlier comment, alcohol is about responsibility & limits, not buying on Sunday. "Can't they go one day without it?" Some seem to suggest Lexington is full of people who sit around having shakes & sweats waiting for beer to become legal again on Monday so they can run and buy it. Get real.


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