Study names Louisville as the 'drunkest' city in Kentucky - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Study names Louisville as the 'drunkest' city in Kentucky

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville has been named the drunkest city in Kentucky, according to a financial news and opinion Web site.

A study released from 24/7 Wall St. identifies the 'drunkest' cities in each state. Statewide, the study shows, 13.6 percent of adults engage in "binge," or heavy, drinking. For the city of Louisville, that number is 15.5 percent. The study also indicates that, in Kentucky, 27.3 percent of driving deaths are alcohol related.

For the full list of cities, CLICK HERE.

The news isn't all bad, though. According to the study, Kentucky has fewer binge drinkers than many other states.

"While many may recognize Kentucky as the birthplace of American bourbon, adults in the state are far less likely to have unhealthy drinking habits than the average American," a news release states. "Statewide, only 13.6 percent of adults report either heavy or binge drinking in the past month, well below the 18.0 percent share of American adults. Lower than average excessive drinking rates are likely due to the fact that several dozen counties in the state are completely dry, meaning that the sale of any alcoholic beverage is prohibited."

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