Most Active Stories
- Poll Shows Major Support for Medical Marijuana in Kentucky
- Boating Accident on Kentucky Lake Kills Fisherman
- MSU's Dunn Selected to be Youngstown State's Next President
- Recurring Trials for an Iranian Family – A Microcosm of the Persecution of the Baha’is in Iran
- TVA Eyes Closing Power Units at Shawnee Fossil Plant, Other Coal Facilities
Tue July 3, 2012
Alcohol Sales at State Parks Provide KY with Revenue
Ever since five Kentucky state parks began selling alcohol by the drink last August, liquor sales have procured more than $110,000 for the state.
State Tourism, Arts, and Heritage Council Secretary Marchetta Sparrow says the availability of liquor in the parks makes them more enticing to groups booking locations for conferences and conventions.
“It is a process of working with the meeting and convention groups to get them acclimated to the fact that we have that amenity for them; and once they become more acclimated with that, our revenue will certainly grow.”
Sparrow says there have been no incidents as a result of alcohol sales in the five parks- which include Lake Barkley.