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Sunday wine sales okayed in Warren Co.

Wineries in a southern Kentucky county can now peddle their wares on Sundays.

The Warren County Fiscal Court this week approved an ordinance allowing Sunday sales on licensed small winery premises.

The owner of Reid’s Livery Winery in Alvaton, Rex Reid, told The Daily News not being able to sell on one of the two days that people chose to visit wineries across the state proved tough on his business.

“This really is a tourism thing,” he said. “I think that is one of the reasons why they approved this because of the economics. It is going to bring people into the county.”

The county’s approval comes on the heels of the city of Bowling Green expanding its Sunday alcohol sales. Package liquor and beer can now be sold on Sundays, and restaurants can begin selling alcoholic beverages earlier in the day than previously.

Magistrates Tommy Hunt and Terry Young voted no.

“I’m just sorry it took this long,” Warren County Judge-Executive Mike Buchanon said.

“ What’s three or four years,” Reid joked.

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