Residents won’t have to wait until the New Year to purchase beer in Hardin County.
The Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control issued more than two dozen retail beer licenses last week to local vendors. Several more beer licenses are pending.
Sales started as applicants secured licenses and contacted distributors to bring shipments.
Laura Blair, spokeswoman for Bardstown-based Newcomb Oil Co., said the seven Five Star Food Marts in Elizabethtown now are licensed to sell beer, four of which have started sales.