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Kentucky lawmakers want to make to-go alcohol sales permanent

In this May 19, 2020, photo, Kyle Froelich, right, hands a customer a carryout six-pack of beer...
In this May 19, 2020, photo, Kyle Froelich, right, hands a customer a carryout six-pack of beer at Good Time Charley's in Ann Arbor, Mich. Michigan restaurants and bars could sell cocktails and liquor for pickup or delivery and would see a temporary cut in state liquor prices under fast-tracked legislation that supporters hope will help the industry survive the coronavirus pandemic. The state already lets bars and restaurants sell unopened beer and wine to go. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)(Paul Sancya | AP)
Published: Mar. 5, 2021 at 8:47 PM CST
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Take-home cocktails would become a permanent feature in Kentucky under a bill that has won final approval.

The state House voted Friday to send the measure to Gov. Andy Beshear. It would allow Kentucky restaurants and bars to sell alcohol - including cocktails - in sealed containers for delivery and to-go orders as part of meal purchases.

Carryout cocktails have surged in popularity after the coronavirus struck. In Kentucky, Beshear issued an executive order allowing alcohol to-go sales to help cushion the financial blow from his virus-related restrictions. Now the measure headed to his desk would make it a fixture.

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