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    Underground drinking

    Last time I was in Kentucky, I was told that the state has a law on the books prohibiting the consumption of alcohol below ground.

    My question for those of you from KY; have you ever heard of an instance of this law being enforced ... in recent history, say the last 15 years?

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    Re: Underground drinking

    That's news to me. My guess would be that it has something to do with the coal mines. I have seen the working conditions of some of these places and my natural tendancy would be to stay drunk if I worked there

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    Re: Underground drinking

    I think it had more to do with underground speakeasys during the prohibition era. Seems an odd law, but I guess the law enforcement agencies want to keep the criminals where they can see 'em.

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    Re: Underground drinking

    Maybe you're right, but KY was a pretty rural place during prohibition. Maybe there were some speakeasies in Louisvile, but I figure that most Kentuckians that wanted to drink probably had a still out in the woods somewhere when was that law put on the books, do you know?

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    Re: Underground drinking

    I just talked on the phone with Sam Cecil.....I asked him your question....He said he did not know of any law against it but there could possibly be one....for the safety in the coal mines......

    Your best bet would be Chuck....after that it would take a trip to the courthouse and try to find the law there.....that could take months to do....That is what the Getz said...... ....I talked to my Aunt Jo and she did not know.....

    When I was on the phone with Sam we talked about Speakeasy's during prohibition ........He told me that the Seelback Hotel in downtown Louisville, had a secret underground passage that would take you about 3 blocks away....so the law could not get you for drinking.......

    Bettye Jo

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    Re: Underground drinking

    I know that no one would want to come to Ky and break the law , so to be on the safe side , my cellar is off limits during the cookout! whew I was worried about that one . ( It's where I keep my "collection")

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    Re: Underground drinking

    Hmmmmmmmm now Bobby .....what makes ya think we would be using your cellar for drinkin?........

    Bettye Jo

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    Re: Underground drinking

    I don't know. It's news to me. I imagine it showed up in one of those "strange laws that are still on the books" articles that appear from time to time.

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    Re: Underground drinking

    Indiana used to have a law about breeding animals in the open where women could see them , like they wouldn't understand what was happening!

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    Re: Underground drinking

    after the festival is over Bobby will be saying "Collection? What collection. . . I coulda swore it was around here somewhere. . . . ."



    Tom( ) C

 

 

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