With the fiscal court’s adoption Thursday of an Alcoholic Beverage Control Ordinance, Lyon County will officially become wet Friday. Even so, if the governor signs House Bill 252 making Eddyville a fourth-class city, the county’s ordinance will have to be amended.
The bill, sponsored by Lyon state Rep. Will Coursey, passed both the House and the Senate and was delivered to the governor’s desk on March 12. Gov. Steve Beshear has 10 business days from March 13 to sign the bill, said a spokeswoman at the Legislative Research Commission in Frankfort.
State Sen. Stan Humphries had filed Senate Bill 123, but Coursey’s bill moved through the General Assembly first, he said. Both bills called for Eddyville to become a fourth-class city.
Though the county’s ordinance is in place, it will likely be several weeks before liquor will be available for sale here.
Businesses seeking to sell liquor, beer or wine must first advertise that they plan to seek a license and then apply for both a state and local license. That process must allow 30 days for protest filings.
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