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3:42 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Winchester Moving Toward Sunday Alcohol Sales

WINCHESTER, Ky. - Winchester lawmakers are one step closer to legalizing Sunday alcohol sales at restaurants in the city.

A draft ordinance allowing Sunday sales won the unanimous support of the Winchester Board of Commissioners Tuesday. If passed, the measure would permit restaurant-goers to purchase alcoholic drinks between 1 PM and 10 PM on Sundays.

Commissioners say Winchester restaurants’ proximity to the Hamburg area in Lexington is putting the establishments at a competitive disadvantage. Still, a group of citizens opposed to the change did attend the meeting to voice primarily religious concerns.

The ordinance, which would not affect package sales, is slated for a first reading August 20, followed by a second reading and possible final passage on September 10.

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