Madisonville residents adjusting to changes as city begins allowing package alcohol sales on Sun.

Madisonville residents adjusting to changes as city begins allowing package alcohol sales on Sun.

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (WFIE) - City leaders previously voted to start allowing package alcohol sales on Sunday.

This measure applies to both liquor stores and restaurants or bars.

14 News visited Madisonville on Sunday afternoon to check out how locals are adjusting to the change.

”It’s crazy to us, it really is - we never thought we’d be open on a Sunday,” Whitney Ladd, a worker at Beer Wine and Liquor Outlet said. “To be honest, we usually have to tell our regulars to go to Hanson. So now that we’re open, we can tell them to pull around and it’s more convenient for them, and it brings us the business.”

In a 4-2 vote, liquor stores in the city will have the opportunity to be open ‪from noon until midnight on Sunday‬.

Restaurants or service clubs can pick up three extra hours by also serving customers from noon to midnight, instead of ‪1 p.m. to 10 p.m‬.,

”It beats the extended drive, but I’m not a drinker myself, but it’s convenient for the locals for sure,” customer Jason Gossett said. “I don’t see it helping or hurting really, but hey you never know.”

Councilmember Tony Space was one of the two councilmembers who voted opposed the ordinance.

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