City Amends Alcoholic Beverage Sales Ordinance for One-Time Exception; Roebling Point Businesses Create Flying Pig Marathon Cheering Section

COVINGTON, KY – In recognition of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon, the City of Covington has amended an ordinance for a one-time exception to allow malt beverages, wine and distilled spirits by the drink or by the package to be sold beginning at 6 a.m. on Sunday, May 7, 2017.

Businesses must be authorized to sell alcoholic beverages by local regulations. Additionally, businesses selling wine or distilled spirits by the drink must have a Special Sunday drink permit.

Several local businesses made requests to serve alcoholic beverages, commemorating the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon event with the “Pig at the Point” cheering section in the Roebling Point area. The marathon will take place on Sunday, May 7, 2017 with the race starting at approximately 6:30 a.m. EST.

As a result, businesses requested to begin alcoholic beverage sales at 6 a.m., which is earlier than the Covington Code of Ordinances regularly allows.

In accordance with Chapter 111 of the Covington Code of Ordinances, the City regularly allows the sale of malt beverages, wine and distilled spirits by the drink or package on Sundays starting at 11 a.m. by businesses that are legally authorized to sell alcohol on Sundays.

The ordinance amendment is a one-time exception. All regulations and rules featured within Chapter 111 of the Covington Code of Ordinances will resume upon the event’s completion.

The Flying Pig Marathon is a 26.2 mile course that takes place throughout Cincinnati, Newport, Covington, Mariemont, Fairfax and Columbia Township. Participants will run a portion of the race on Fourth Street in Covington, crossing into Cincinnati over the Clay Wade Bailey Bridge.