Despite increased alcohol sales, alcohol-related DUI’s remain rare in W’burg

Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird gave his annual report to the city council during its regular monthly meeting Monday. Last year Williamsburg residents voted to allow alcohol sales by the package and to make it easier for restaurants to sell alcohol by the drink, but the change hasn't resulted in more alcohol related [...]

ABC decides who gets Williamsburg liquor licenses

The businesses that will receive Williamsburg's two liquor licenses have been selected.
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$76,513.97 worth of packaged alcohol sold in W’burg during October

Selling alcohol by the package is proving to be a profitable venture for several Williamsburg businesses.
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Twist and Shout in Corbin changes name; ABC violation looms

A Corbin establishment is the subject of an investigation into complaints filed against it with the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
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W’burg store sells first legal case of beer

Shortly after the final signage went up about 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, Stop & Save employees sold the first legal case of beer in Williamsburg to customer Tom Carroll.

Shortly after the final signage went up about 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, Stop & Save employees sold the first legal case of beer in Williamsburg to customer Tom Carroll.

The legal sale of alcohol by the package has begun in Williamsburg after two stores received their licenses Monday afternoon, and city officials think it will result in annual alcohol tax revenue that is in the six-figure range.
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Expanded W’burg alcohol sales still months away

How soon will it be before Williamsburg residents can go to a place like Butch's Market to buy a case of beer? Who will get a license to open a liquor store or stores in Williamsburg? How close can a business be to a school or church and still be allowed to sale alcohol?These are some of the many questions on the mind of Williamsburg residents following a special election last Tuesday.
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W’burg voters say ‘yes’ to more alcohol

Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison voted Tuesday in the special alcohol election casting his "Yes" ballot. Prohibition in the Tri-County area is over at least as far as each of its cities goes. By an nearly two-to-one margin Tuesday, Williamsburg voters decided to follow suit with what neighboring communities are doing and allow alcohol [...]

VoteNoJune28.com creator comes forward

The creator of a website and yard signs that oppose expanding alcohol sales in Williamsburg through a ballot referendum next week has come forward.Kenneth Sims, creator of the VoteNoJune28.com website, sent the News Journal an e-mail late Thursday afternoon saying that he didn't intend for it to be a secret about who was behind the website and the vote no movement, but he did like the headline in the June 15 edition of the News Journal that read, "Organizers of W'burg Vote No effort a mystery."
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Organizers of W’burg ‘Vote No’ effort a mystery

3 col vote no signAs a June 28 special election over a referendum to expand alcohol sales in Williamsburg nears, an organized opposition effort has been mounted.Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison submitted a petition on April 18 that contained 335 valid signatures in order to place a measure on the ballot that, if approved, would allow the sale of alcohol by the package in Williamsburg and reduce requirements restaurants must meet in order to serve alcohol. It is identical to what Corbin already has in place and what Barbourville and London residents approved earlier this year.
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Report: Driver who killed pedestrian was over 3 times legal limit

A Williamsburg man, who allegedly ran over and killed someone walking a dog along a sidewalk three weeks ago, had a blood alcohol level that was more than three times the legal limit, according to a lab report in his case. Adam David Childress, 31, is charged with murder, driving while under the influence and [...]