Murray Extends Closing Time for Bars, Taverns

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Bars and taverns in Murray can now stay open until 1:30 a.m. under an ordinance passed by the city.

The Murray City Council adopted the change to the city's alcohol ordinance last week. The new law also allows alcohol sales on Election Day and hews more closely to changes in the state alcohol law.

Councilman Jason Pittman told the Murray Ledger & Times ( part of the aim in extending the bar hours is to discourage people from heading to Puryear, Tenn. to continue drinking until 3 a.m. after the bars in Murray close.

City Attorney Warren Hopkins said the ordinance would go into effect as soon as it was published.

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