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ABC Board and Legal Services

​The ABC Board regulates and supervises the alcoholic beverage industry. The statutes invest the board with the authority to enact regulations, establish quotas for licenses, and establish rules for advertising and other controls pertaining to the industry.

ABC Board Members

Christy Trout, Commissioner
Trina Summers, Distilled Spirits Administrator
Carol Beth Martin, Malt Beverage Administrator
Jan D. Lile, Board Secretary, 502-782-1008
Board email

Legal Services

The Office of Legal Services provides legal support and advice to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. This division prosecutes licensees for alcohol violations and prosecutes individuals who sell tobacco in violation of Kentucky's teen tobacco laws. The legal staff also drafts regulations and legislation for the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control in addition to providing legal information to licensees and the general public.

The Kentucky alcoholic beverage laws are found in Kentucky Revised Statutes Chapters 241 through 244 and administrative regulations are contained in 804 KAR, Chapters 1 through 13. The teen tobacco laws are contained in KRS 438.310 et seq.

Steve Humphress, General Counsel
David Smith, Staff Attorney
Dana Todd, Staff Attorney
Melissa McQueen, Staff Attorney
Sam Crain, Paralegal III


Hearing Dates 

 ABC Law Resources

Law Book Order Form.pdfLaw Book Order Form
Open Records Request Form.pdfOpen Records Request Form
Speaker request form.pdfSpeaker request form