Kentuckians not drowning their sorrows

One thing about the current recession: Kentuckians apparently aren’t drowning their sorrows.

The latest state revenues figures show beer consumption tax collections dropped 15.1 percent in March and are down 5 percent for the first nine months of the fiscal year.

The distilled spirits consumption tax was down 8.3 percent in March and is up only 0.1 percent for the past nine months.

And the wine consumption tax took in 7.8 percent less in March and is up only 1.9 percent for the nine-month period.