An Old Prohibition Law Could be Changed Benefiting Liquor Sales

A generations-old Kentucky law banning the sale of liquor on Election Day would be lifted under a law moving its way through the state legislature.

The law dates back to the days of prohibition, and House Democrat Arnold Simpson of Covington, Ky., said the law is old and needs to be changed.

Simpson also said that liquor sales are a very important part of business and having a restriction on any day for any period is bad.

The House Licensing and Occupations Committee unanimously approved Simpson’s bill today, Feb. 21, 2007, and sent it to the full house for consideration. If passed the measure would allow bars and liquor stores to open at noon on Election Day.