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Omnibus Alcohol Bill Moves Toward Final Approval


Legislation impacting Kentucky’s bourbon, beer, and wine industries appears headed for final passage. The omnibus alcohol measure won House approval by a vote of 76 to 20 on Monday. 

Wilder Representative Dennis Keene says the bill supports growing businesses. “This bill will expand current licensing and provide for new ones, and provide needed support for our bed and breakfasts, our distillers, our brewers, and most of all our small farm wineries,” said Keene.

The lengthy measure, among other things, allows for increased production at Kentucky’s microbreweries and small farm wineries.

It also provides additional retail opportunities for the bourbon industry. The bill now goes back to the Senate where it’s expected to win final passage.

Stu Johnson is a reporter/producer at WEKU in Lexington, Kentucky.
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