The following are more resources for those seeking more information on alcoholic beverage control, restaurants or food trucks.

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Kentucky's Public Protection Cabinet - Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

Our mission is to protect the public welfare and interest by regulating the alcoholic beverage industry through licensing, education and the enforcement of alcohol laws and regulations, as well as combating youth access to alcoholic beverages and tobacco products in the Commonwealth.


Trade Associations

National Association of Licensing and Compliance Professionals ("NALCP")

The National Association of Licensing and Compliance Professionals (“NALCP”) is a non-profit organization comprised of in-house hospitality licensing and compliance professionals specializing in on and off premises retail liquor licensing. Formed in 2006, NALCP is the first and only organization of its kind to provide services, support and networking on behalf of the hospitality industry’s in-house liquor licensing professionals. NALCP Members include licensing professionals from various industries including restaurants, entertainment venues, hotels, grocery and other retail services.

National Association of Alcoholic Beverage Licensing ("NAABLA")

This site is a resource for its members, the national bar, and the industry to assist in locating experienced attorneys in each state.

Kentucky Restaurant Association

The Kentucky Restaurant Association is a non-profit organization run by its members. The state headquarters, located in Louisville, has a staff available to help with the organization of events & meetings, keep members informed of the benefits, lobby for restaurant issues in Washington & Frankfort, and help them with the daily questions and problems in their business.

Kentucky Distillers' Association

KDA has been a leading voice in Bourbon and distilled spirits issues. In 1999, the KDA created the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® tour, which has quickly become one of the state’s most famous and fastest-growing tourism attractions. Nearly 2.5 million people – from all 50 states and more than 50 countries – have visited our legendary distilleries in the last five years alone.

A lot has changed in 130 years. But the mission of this venerable association has remained steadfast—to protect the trade interests of the industry whenever they may be threatened and to handle common problems in a concerted action. The KDA, a non-profit organization, is proud of the high standing it has always enjoyed with local, state and federal officials and in its community relations. And it’s equally as proud that Bourbon is “America’s Official Native Spirit,” a leading export and growing international symbol of Kentucky craftsmanship and tradition.

Bluegrass Hospitality Association

The Bluegrass Hospitality Association has over 60 member organizations who represent top executives in area hotels, restaurants, tourist attractions, and strategic partners including the area convention and visitor bureaus, the Lexington Convention Center and Commerce Lexington.

National Restaurant Association

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) is the largest foodservice trade association in the world*—supporting over 500,000 restaurant businesses. In partnership with our state restaurant associations, we work every day to empower all restaurant owners and operators to achieve more than they thought possible.