Politics & Government

Change in Lexington ordinance allows alcohol sales on Election Day

A glass of Blue Stallion Brewing Co. Bourbon Barrel-aged Maibock at the brewery, 610 West Third St. in Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, May 13, 2014. This beer was made in collaboration with Alltech. This will be one of the beers offered at the upcoming Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fest which will be held May 17, from noon to 8:00 PM in the Lexington Convention Center. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff
A glass of Blue Stallion Brewing Co. Bourbon Barrel-aged Maibock at the brewery, 610 West Third St. in Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, May 13, 2014. This beer was made in collaboration with Alltech. This will be one of the beers offered at the upcoming Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fest which will be held May 17, from noon to 8:00 PM in the Lexington Convention Center. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff Herald-Leader

Lexington residents may legally buy and sell alcohol while the polls are open Tuesday, thanks to a change in a city ordinance.

The Urban County Council voted in early September to repeal a section of the city's Code of Ordinances that said "no premises shall sell, give away or deliver alcoholic beverages of any kind on any primary or regular election day during the hours that the polls are open," according to a city news release.

State law changed in July to allow local governments to decide whether to allow alcohol sales on Election Day.

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