Sec. 2.5-96.   Possession by minors prohibited; no person shall aid possession by minors.
   (a)   Except as specifically authorized under KRS Ch. 241 through 244, no person under the age of 21 may possess alcoholic beverages or enter onto any licensed premises for the purpose of acquiring alcoholic beverages.
   (b)   As provided in KRS 244.085, no person under the age of 21, except in the company of a parent or guardian, may enter any premises licensed for the package sale of alcoholic beverages. For purposes of this prohibition, “premises” specifically encompasses the entire lot upon which a licensed establishment is situated, including any drive-up window. The prohibition contained in this division (b) shall not apply to premises where the usual and customary business of the establishment is a gas station, convenience store, grocery store, drugstore, or similar establishment.
   (c)   No person shall knowingly allow, aid, assist, induce, cause or otherwise encourage any minor to be in possession of, use or consume alcoholic beverages. All licensees, as set out in Sec. 2.5-76, shall require proof of age of all persons attempting to purchase or consume alcoholic beverages on the licensee's premises.
   (d)   No person being the owner or occupant or otherwise in possession or control of any property located within the city shall knowingly allow any minor to remain on such property while in possession of, using or consuming alcoholic beverages.
   (e)   It shall be a defense to any prosecution under this section if the person charged, upon discovery of said minor individuals, manifests a proper effort to enlist the aid of and cooperate with law enforcement personnel in stopping the minor individuals' possession, consumption or use of alcoholic beverages, or that the minor individuals' possession of alcoholic beverages was exempted by state statute.
(Ord. No. 1765, 4-12-10)