County government has for years failed to collect thousands of dollars in taxes by not enforcing an ordinance that requires stores selling packaged liquor and beer to purchase a license.
Retailers that sell malt beverages such as beer are, by ordinance, required to purchase a $140 license each year. Those selling liquor are required to purchase a license for $400. Retailers selling both are required to purchase both.
A quick count of locations selling packaged beer comes to roughly 25 in and around Lawrenceburg, along with five liquor stores.
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