The earnings from the first month of packaged beer sales in Corbin have exceeded expectations.
The city of Corbin received more than $22,000 in tax revenue from alcohol in the month of June.
“Alcohol has been demonized here for a really long time, and the package stores almost make it ok. I'm glad the restaurants aren't the only ones any more that are actually selling alcohol,” said Melissa
Davis, owner of Sherry’s Tomato Grill.
Twelve stores within the city are now selling packaged alcohol.
And business owners we talked with have no complaints.
“It's done nothing but help. I had a lot of people ask me if I felt like the package sales were going to affect my business since I serve alcohol here, and it hasn't at all, said Davis.
Businesses are not the only ones seeing a difference.
“The difference we've seen is the traffic. our wreck and collisions went up because there is more people in the city,” said Officer Rob Jones.
Police are hoping they will be able to afford some of those things with some of that extra revenue.
“We need cruisers we need radars we need equipment things of that nature,” said Jones
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