Kentucky distilleries can begin selling mixed drinks Friday

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky bourbon distilleries can begin selling mixed drinks to tourists on Friday as one of about 90 new state laws goes into effect.

The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control says 10 of the state's 54 distilleries have filed applications. Two distilleries, MB Roland Distillery in Pembroke and Dueling Grounds Distillery of Franklin, are scheduled to receive licenses on Friday. Others are still in the application process.

Most state laws passed by the state legislature earlier this year take effect on Friday. Others have specific start dates written into the law.

Other laws taking effect include allowing some drivers to stop their cars on a highway for up to 15 minutes to pick up litter, removing the names of county clerks from marriage licenses and allowing people convicted of certain low-level felonies to clear their records.