Tag: Kentucky

Local Option in Kentucky: Wet or Dry?

Local option in Kentucky permits voters to choose wet or dry for their areas. That is, they can vote on whether or not to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages locally. The cities of Barbourville and London both recently voted to permit alcohol sales. But two counties, Butler and Graves, chose to remain under prohibition. …

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Prohibition in Kentucky Caused Serious Problems

High Hopes Prohibition in Kentucky began with high hopes. The state  had been among the first three to ratify the 18th Amendment. That amendment established National Prohibition (1920-1933). The temperance movement had long been strong in Kentucky. Residents expected that prohibiting alcohol would lead to improved health, lower crime, and  decreased violence. That it would …

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