Bluegrass Fair organizers putting focus on safety for families

Susan S. Johnson

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – Thursday marks opening night at the Bluegrass Truthful in Lexington. The Lexington Lions Club, which places on the occasion, claimed additional safety was extra this yr to maintain people safe.

Mac Ferguson with the Lions Club said Lexington law enforcement commissioner Ken Armstrong promised to offer extra officers. Ferguson reported they have not had any threats but want to be harmless.

“You know we experienced the shootings in Buffalo, the shootings in Texas. It can occur at any time, any place so we just hope it does not materialize here and if it does come about, we want to be ready,” Ferguson stated.

3 years in the past, the Lions Club brought in protection. They employed additional personnel this 12 months. People we spoke with experience the safety actions are desired as gun violence proceeds.

“It’s concerning and I think that there must be extra guidelines and rules in spot, but I’m glad that they’ve included extra security safeguards for us,” said Avery Hutchinson, who attended the good.

But despite the safety measures, the Lions Club explained there is no rationale not to have enjoyable. There is a good deal of new rides and quite a few meals possibilities to choose from.

“I like all of these rides. I appreciate to change upside down and this is what I do. I love to occur to this reasonable each individual year,” stated Gary Stokley, who attended the honest.

It’s the fair’s 60th anniversary. All proceeds will go to group corporations.

As a reminder, the Lions Club explained you cannot bring firearms or weapons into the fair.

Reasonable operates from June 9-19. On weekdays the truthful opens at 5:00 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday it opens at 3:00 p.m.

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