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    Default Dry counties in Kentucky

    Just some info...

    Of the 120 counties of Kentucky, 54 are completely dry and 30 are wet. The remaining 36 counties fall somewhere in between.

    * Under Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) 242.123, an individual precinct within a dry county that contains a USGA-regulation golf course may vote to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages by the drink on that specific course. As of the last officially published update on Kentucky wet and dry counties by the Kentucky Office of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) in August 2005, 13 courses in 10 different counties were approved for such sales.

    * KRS 243.155 allows individual precincts within dry counties to vote to allow a "small farm winery" to operate within the precinct. Once approved, a winery not only can produce and sell wine on its premises, but can also apply for a license to sell wine and beer by the drink in a restaurant located on its premises. As of August 2005, 11 wineries were operating in 9 dry counties under this statute; two other wineries, both in the same county, were similarly approved but have since closed. KRS 243.154 allows a wholesale distributor of wine produced in small farm wineries to operate in dry territory.

    * In addition to Shelbyville and Ashland, 14 other cities are wet cities located in dry counties. An otherwise dry county for general retail sales that contains a wet city is also known as a moist county.

    * A study of about 39,000 alcohol-related traffic accidents in Kentucky found that residents of dry counties are more likely to be involved in such crashes, possibly because they have to drive farther from their homes to consume alcohol, thus increasing impaired driving exposure. The study concludes that county-level prohibition is not necessarily effective in improving highway safety.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dry_cou...es_in_Kentucky

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    Pike co is dry , but the city of Pikeville is wet.

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    Same thing here in Pendleton Co., county dry, city of Falmouth wet...

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    I would be curious to read more about the study.

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    I believe Rowan County is dry and Morehead is wet, as well as Lewis Co. is dry and Vanceburg is wet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Scarface_
    * In addition to Shelbyville and Ashland, 14 other cities are wet cities located in dry counties. An otherwise dry county for general retail sales that contains a wet city is also known as a moist county.
    I thought "moist" referred to counties where bars could serve beer and wine but not liquor (like Eminence, KY, I believe)?

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    Dry Counties = Lots of Extra Mileage on my car

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    On average wet counties have lower un-employment rates also.

    Most large companies prefer not to build in dry counties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaterSalad
    On average wet counties have lower un-employment rates also.

    Most large companies prefer not to build in dry counties.
    Just ask Hardin Co....

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    A county being dry causes larger chain restaurants (Applebees, Fridays, Outback, Etc.) to not come into an area. Thats why, if you lived in Paintsville and wanted to have a nice meal, you would have to go to Bob Evans or Ponderosa unless you want to drive to Prestonsburg or Pikeville.

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    Lawrence County = Dry County

    Fort Gay, WV = Home to the biggest distributor store in the entire state of WV.
    Distance between Fort Gay and Louisa = 1/4 mile ( NO COINCIDENCE )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wireman
    Dry Counties = Lots of Extra Mileage on my car

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    Forget dry counties, everyone knows they are worthless, what about blue laws?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sports fan
    I thought "moist" referred to counties where bars could serve beer and wine but not liquor (like Eminence, KY, I believe)?
    I think it's rediculous to serve beer/wine but not liquor, makes no sense to me. I believe moist means restaraunts can serve alcohol as long as 70 something percent of their sales are food related.

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    A moist county is on "middle ground" between a dry county (where the sale of alcohol is illegal) and a wet county (one where alcohol is sold). The term is typically used as a generalization for a county that allows alcohol to be sold in certain situations, but has limitations on alcohol sales that a normal wet county wouldn't have. Some historically dry counties are switching to this system to avoid losing money to businesses in other counties, but do not wish to become completely "wet." The term in itself doesn't have any specific meaning, just that the county isn't completely wet but isn't dry. Each county makes up its own rules on alcohol sales.

    A dry county that contains one or more wet cities is typically called moist.

    [edit] Examples

    In Kentucky, the term can be used in two different senses:

    * Dry counties, as well as cities located in dry counties, can vote to authorize limited sales of alcoholic beverages by the drink in restaurants that make at least 70% of their money from food (rather than alcohol) sales and seat at least 100 patrons. Once a jurisdiction votes for such sales, qualifying restaurants can apply for a permit, which are distributed on a somewhat limited basis. For example, the Louisville suburban jurisdiction of Oldham County has recently voted to allow such sales. Note, however, that Kentucky's Office of Alcoholic Beverage Control does not use the term "moist county" to describe a county in which such sales are allowed, calling it instead a "limited" county.[1]

    * Officially, a "moist county" is an otherwise dry county in which a city has voted to allow full retail sales of alcoholic beverages. The following Kentucky counties[1] fall in this category:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moist_county

    It's funny that all the info wikipedia has on this subject is about Ky.

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    Is that why some counties may have moonshine distilleries?

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    A moist county is one that sells alcohol by the drink and does not allow package alcohol sales. It does not necessarily prevent them from selling liquor, as long as they are by the drink. You simply cannot go to the store and buy a six pack of beer or a fifth of liquor for example.

    Most places that are moist will require the restaurants to derive a certain percentage of their sales to be from food.

    Just thought I'd condense what was said earlier and clarify so most of those know.

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    Owsley County is as dry as the Sahara Desert when it comes to this subject. The county seat, Booneville, was last wet in the 1940's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AHSPanther23
    Is that why some counties may have moonshine distilleries?
    Yep..and good neighbors who make homemade blackberry wine and share it with you...LOL...which brings me to my point..as long as fruit and corn is grown and people are willing to risk bootlegging...there is and never will be any such thing as a dry county except in legal terms only!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fanofkyfootball
    Lawrence County = Dry County

    Fort Gay, WV = Home to the biggest distributor store in the entire state of WV.
    Distance between Fort Gay and Louisa = 1/4 mile ( NO COINCIDENCE )
    This one burns me up! At one time Fort Gay was like the 3rd or 4th leading alcohol distributer in WV. The population there is like 400! People wonder why our county doesn't grow? It really wears me out!
    Kind of like the riverboat across from Louisville that gives Indiana all of KY's money.