The Monticello-Wayne County Chamber of Commerce 42nd annual Christmas Parade is set for Friday, December 7 at 6 p.m. Eastern Time. This year’s theme is “Christmas in the USA.”
The Grand Marshall selected for the procession will be the Kentucky National Guard C Battery/623rd Field Artillery.
Everyone is encouraged to participate in this year’s parade, and help make it the biggest and best ever. Entries are currently being accepted and the deadline is November 30. Entries after November 30 will be subject to a late fee.
For more information, contact the Chamber office at (606) 348-3064.
Lake Cumberland Winery, Inc., owned and operated by Norrie Wake, will apply with the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control for a license to sell retail beer by the glass. The required legal advertisement associated with the application for the license is included in this edition of The Outlook.
Lake Cumberland Winery, Inc. is located on Cedar Lane Farm in Monticello. It received its small farm winery license last year, following a special election in June 2011, in which voters in the Mill Springs precinct approved the sale of wine.
KRS 243.155, which deals with special farm winery licenses, includes a provision that allows small farm winery license holders to also hold a restaurant wine license and a retail malt beverage license, if the issuance of these licenses is in connection with the operation of a restaurant, hotel, inn, bed and breakfast, conference center or similar business. The license would limit the sale of malt beverages for consumption on the premises only.
Wake told The Outlook that the application will be filled within 30 days of running the notice in the newspaper. He noted that the winery property includes The Lodge that has been functioning as a convention and retreat center for a number of years.
“We have hosted numerous functions in the last year which have brought many visitors and tourists into the community,” said Wake. “Tourists and local visitors have enjoyed the events, facilities, tours of the vineyard and winery and the beauty of Wayne County.”
“We appreciate the support of many local residents and have been pleased to work with our neighbors needing a place for weddings, family reunions, receptions and showers,” he continued.
“Unfortunately, we have not been able to allow groups coming to the winery or The Lodge to bring any alcoholic beverage onto the licensed property that are not sold on the property. By obtaining the ‘retail beer license by the glass’ in conjunction with the small farm winery license this will allow us to attract more conventional traffic which will draw more tourism to the area so that we can remain competitive with other communities.”
Any person wishing to protest in regard to the granting of the license has 30 days from the publication of the notice to do so in writing.
Written objections should be submitted to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1003 Twilight Trail, Frankfort, KY 40601-8400.
Wake said the entire licensing process will take a minimum of 90 days.