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Kentucky Alcohol Policy Alliance (KAPA) is a statewide partnership established to identify current statutory issues, increase public support for effective and necessary policies, and formulate solutions to reduce underage and high-risk drinking

Click here for more information on Kentucky's #1 Youth Drug Problem

Click here to download KAPA's General Fact Sheet 


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The Kentucky Alcohol Policy Alliance (KAPA), Alcohol Prevention Enhancement Site, Regional Prevention Centers and the PAL Coalition conducted a statewide survey to gather public opinion from Kentucky Alcohol Licensees around Responsible Beverage Server (RBS) Training. 

Click here to visit the RBS Survey web-page.

Click here to learn more about RBS Training.


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The first ever Kentucky Prevention Week was December 8-14th, 2013.  KAPA volunteers representing 93-counties (78%) signed up to meet with 130 of 136 (96%) KY Legislators to provide education material on a public health issue effecting youth access to alcohol in Kentucky.

Click here to learn more about Kentucky Prevention Week.


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Prevention is COST EFFICIENT— the SOONER we address issues, the more money and resources are saved, and the better the outcomes.  We want them to associate US— you, me, KAPA and our partners— as Prevention Experts who care about the issues.

Thank you to all KAPA Volunteers, Adult and Youth Coalitions that participated.


 Gavel_in_hand.pngU.S. Court of Appeal reversed Judge Heyburn decision

The U.S. Court of Appeals reversed the U.S. District Judge John Heyburn ruling KY LAW STANDS (established more 70 years ago) allowing the sale of packaged wine and distilled spirits by liquor stores (who do not permit minors to enter or remain on premise or hire anyone under age-20) and pharmacies.

Click here to learn more about Kentucky Alcohol Outlet Density

Alcohol Outlet Density in Kentucky

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Youth under-21 may not enter a package store that sells distilled spirits and wine unless accompanied by a parent or guardian with the exception of pharmacies that hold a package license (804 KAR 5:070)

Judge Heyburn Ruling

On August 14, 2012-- U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II ruled that KY law (established more than 70 years ago) allowing sale of wine and liquor by some retailers, but not others, violates the U.S. Constitution Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment.

“This ruling, if it stands, will create the largest expansion of alcohol since the Prohibition”, and increase the potential for access to alcohol by minors.

KAPA News Update…. U.S. Court of Appeal reversed Judge Heyburn decision

The U.S. Court of Appeals reversed the U.S. District Judge John Heyburn ruling KY LAW STANDS (established more 70 years ago) allowing the sale of packaged wine and distilled spirits by liquor stores (who do not permit minors to enter or remain on premise or hire anyone under age-20) and pharmacies.

This is good news for prevention.  If the Appeal filed by the KY ABC would have lost, then ANY retailer could sell ANY type of alcohol.  This includes grocery stores, dollar stores, convenience stores, pawn and gun shops—even truck stops!

According to KY ABC, as of 10/21/13, there are 567 package liquor licenses available statewide.

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Vacant Package Liquor Licenses by Region- Statewide Map

Vacant Package Liquor Licenses by Wet County/ Moist City- Statewide List 


 

 

Kentucky Prevention Week: Dec. 8-14th, 2013

Kentucky Prevention Week (December 8-14, 2013) was a successful statewide effort sponsored by KAPA (KY Alcohol Policy Alliance) to educate Kentucky's state legislators on how the Judge Heyburn ruling, if upheld, could dramatically change the landscape on which alcohol is sold in KY and make it more accessible to youth under-21.  This week provided an opportunity for community agencies and individuals to work together to educate legislators about the negative consequences of underage and high-risk drinking.

Kentucky Prevention Week Flyer

Kentucky Prevention Week Vacant Package Liquor License State Map and Action Update Card Insert