The ABC Board was created in 1944. There are three members of the Board: the Chairman, the Distilled Spirits Administrator and the Malt Beverage Administrator. The Kentucky Revised Statutes, chapters 241-244 and chapter 438 authorize the Board to regulate and oversee the alcoholic beverage industry.
The Office of Legal Services provides legal support and advice to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. This division prosecutes licensees for alcohol violations and prosecutes individuals who sell tobacco in violation of Kentucky's teen tobacco laws. The legal staff also drafts regulations and legislation for the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control in addition to providing legal information to licensees and the general public.