Commonwealth Journal

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October 6, 2013

Ruling on alcoholic licenses expected

Somerset wants 5 additional outlets

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Somerset —

Somerset officials contended that the state had failed to follow Kentucky statutes in the application of the city’s ordinance, and that the existing quota system had no current regulations to limit the numbers beyond the guidelines of county population. The ABC had used Somerset’s population to arrive at the figure of five, based on a calculation of one liquor store for ever 2,300 residents. If they had gone by county population, Somerset could have qualified for over 25 such licenses, which allow for the operation of retail stores that sell distilled spirits and wine, rather than just beer.
Girdler felt like the two entities had reached a deal to grant Somerset five more potential licenses. However, when the subcommittee — of which Somerset’s own state representative Tommy Turner was a part — ruled the ABC’s regulations deficient, the agency went back to the drawing board.
“ABC has admitted that there is no current quota system for cities like Somerset, except for using the county population totals,” stated a release issued by the city in August after the decision to re-institute legal action against the state was made. “The lawsuit seeks to determine what statutes and regulations to apply in the issuance of quota licenses since no rules exist.”
Added Bradley at that time, “Really, it’s all about laws and regulations, getting those set and clarifying exacts the ins and outs of how this works. ... (It’s about) holding people accountable for making sure laws are followed, and making sure we’re doing the same.”

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