§ 117.18  OPERATION OF LICENSED ESTABLISHMENTS.
   (A)   Prohibited retail sales.
      (1)   No retail licensee shall sell, give away or deliver any alcoholic beverages or procure or permit any alcoholic beverages to be sold, given away or deliver to:
         (a)   Any person under the age of 21; or
         (b)   Any person actually or apparently under the influence of alcoholic beverages; or
         (c)   A habitual drunkard or any person convicted of drunkenness as many as three times within the most recent 12 month period; or
         (d)   Any person known to the seller to have been convicted of any misdemeanor attributable directly or indirectly to the use of alcoholic beverages, or of any felony.
      (2)   Under subdivision (A)(1)(a), it is an affirmative defense that the sale was induced by the use of false, fraudulent, or altered identification papers or other documents and that the appearance and character of the purchaser were such that his or her age could not have been ascertained by any other means and that the purchasers appearance and character indicated strongly that he or she was of legal age to purchase alcoholic beverages, such evidence may be introduced either in mitigation of the charge or as a defense to the charge itself.
   (B)   Persons under the age of 21 not to possess or purchase liquor nor to misrepresent age or use fraudulent identification nor to loiter in barrooms; exceptions.
      (1)   For the purpose of this section, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
         LOAF.  To spend time in idleness; as to loaf time away.
         LOITER.  To be slow in moving, delay, linger, saunter, tarry, lag behind; to wander as an idle vagrant; and to waste time.
         PREMISES.  The place of business of a person licensed to sell alcoholic beverages including, in the case of drive-in establishments the entire lot upon which the business is situated.
         RESTAURANT.  An establishment, the principal business of which is the furnishing of meals to the public.  The incidental sale of sandwiches and other food items shall not render any licensed premises a “restaurant” within the meaning of this regulation.
      (2)   Prohibitions.
         (a)   No person under 21 years of age shall enter any premises licensed for the sale of alcoholic beverages for the purpose of purchasing or receiving any alcoholic beverages.
         (b)   No person under 21 years of age shall possess for his or her own use, or purchase or attempt to purchase for him or her any alcoholic beverages.  No person shall aid or assist any person under 21 years of age in purchasing or having delivered or served to him or her any alcoholic beverages.
         (c)   No person under 21 years of age shall misrepresent his or her age for the purpose of inducing any licensee or other employee of any licensee to sell or serve any alcoholic beverage to such person.
         (d)   No person under 21 years of age shall use or attempt to use false, fraudulent or altered identification cards or paper or any document to purchase or attempt to purchase or otherwise obtain any alcoholic beverage.
         (e)   No person under the age of 21 years shall possess in the city any alcoholic beverage outside of the confines of his or her abode or any residence.  Any alcoholic beverages found in possession of such person shall be seized as contraband.
         (f)   No person under the age of 21 years shall loaf or loiter in or about the barroom of any licensed premises where alcoholic beverages are sold by the drink.
         (g)   Any person under the age of 21 years remaining in any barroom of any premises licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for the purpose of listening to a radio or for the purpose of listening to and observing a television set, will be considered as loafing and loitering within the meaning of this regulation.  The listening to any radio program or the observance and listening to any television program by minors in any premises licensed to sell alcoholic beverages by the drink shall not permit the establishment to be considered as a place where a public exhibition, sport or athletic event is being conducted.  Any minor, or minors, entering or remaining in any licensed premises having a bar at which alcoholic beverages are sold by the drink for the purpose of playing pool, and the like, will be considered as loitering or loafing within the meaning of this regulation.
         (h)   All bowling alleys licensed for the sale of alcoholic beverages shall have the bar enclosed from the bowling area, except that this shall not apply to any premises licensed prior to November 1, 1968.
      (3)   Exceptions.
         (a)   Limited.  Exceptions are limited to those created by KRS 244.085, KRS 244.087, and KRS 244.090, if applicable.
         (b)   Persons under 21.  Persons under the age of 21 years may patronize licensed establishments such as restaurants, grocery stores, drug stores, hotels, private clubs, parks, fairs or public exhibitions where sports or athletic events are scheduled.  Bowling is considered an athletic event.  During junior league bowling, the sale of alcoholic beverages on licensed premises is prohibited.
         (c)   Retail premises to furnish clear view from sidewalk or entrance; hotel or club may serve in separate room.  The entrance doors of any premises for which a retail license has been issued shall be of clear glass.  The premises shall be so erected and maintained as to furnish a clear view of the entire premises from the sidewalk, or, if the premises are not on the street level, from the entrance.  No partition, box, stall, screen, curtain or other device shall obstruct the view or the general observation of persons, but partitions, subdivisions or panels that are not higher than 48 inches from the floor shall not be construed as obstructing the view or the general observation of persons.  Any license to any bona fide hotel or club shall entitle the licensee to serve such alcoholic beverages as it is licensed to sell in a separate room at banquets or whore meals are served.
         (d)   Retail premises not to be disorderly.
            1.   No person licensed to sell alcoholic beverages at retail shall cause, suffer, or permit the licensed premises to be disorderly.
            2.   Acts which constitute disorderly premises consist of causing, suffering, or permitting patrons, the licensee, or the licensee’s servants, agents, or employees to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or wantonly creating a risk through:
               a.   Engaging in fighting or in violent, tumultuous or threatening behavior; or
               b.   Making unreasonable noise; or
               c.   Refusing to obey an official order to disperse issued to maintain public safety in dangerous proximity to a fire, hazard or other emergency; or
               d.   Creating a hazardous’ or physically offensive condition by any act that serves no legitimate purpose; or
               e.   Creating a public nuisance; or
               f.   Engaging in criminal activity that would constitute a capital offense, felony, or misdemeanor; or
               g.   Failing to maintain the minimum health, fire, safety, or sanitary standards established by the state or a local government, or by state administrative regulations, for the licensed premises.
         (e)   Security and lighting.  The licensee shall be responsible for maintaining security on his premises including providing adequate lighting to illuminate the sidewalk and all adjacent parking areas and to promote the safety, health and welfare of the general public utilizing the licensed premise.  Security standards are further necessary to discourage unlawful activity, in and around the licensed premises.
         (f)   Business hours.
            1.   Premises for which a license has been granted to sell distilled spirits and wine and/or malt beverages may remain open for business daily from 6:00 a.m. until 1:00 a.m. prevailing time.
            2.   No premises for which there has been granted a license for the sale of alcoholic beverages shall be permitted to remain open for any purpose between 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on Mondays through Sundays, or at any time during the 24 hour period starting on Sunday 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. Monday unless said premises have been granted the specific licenses described in division (B)(3)(f)3., below.  Provided however, any licensed premises not holding the specific types of licenses described in division (B)(3)(f)3., below, may nevertheless remain open if such premises contain a separate department within the licensed premises capable of being locked and closed off, within which is kept all stocks of distilled spirits, wine, and malt beverages and such department is kept locked during the times mentioned above.
            3.   Exceptions. (i) Premises licensed as a restaurant and holding both an NQ-2 Retail Drink License and a special Sunday retail drink license, or an NQ-4 Malt Beverage Drink License may remain open for business on Sundays and may, from 1:00 p.m. Sunday until 1:00 a.m. Monday, engage in the sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises, provided that 50% or more of the license holder's gross annual business income is derived from the sale of food served at the licensed premises; (ii) Hotels and motels with restaurants holding an NQ-2 Retail Drink License and a special Sunday retail drink license, or an NQ-4 Retail Malt Beverage Drink License may remain open for business on Sundays and may, from 1:00 p.m. Sunday until 1:00 a.m. Monday, engage in the sale of alcoholic beverages in their restaurants for consumption on the premises, provided that 50% or more of the hotel's or motel's gross annual restaurant business income is derived from the sale of food served at the hotel's or motel's restaurant; (iii) Premises for which both an NQ-3 Retail Drink License and a special sale Sunday retail drink license, if required under state law or local ordinance, have been granted for the sale of distilled spirits and wine may remain open for business on Sundays and may, from 1:00 p.m. Sunday until 1:00 a.m. Monday, engage in the sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises; (iv) Premises for which both a limited golf course license, or a distiller's license (any type), or a Winery License (any type), or a brewer's license, or a microbrewery license and a special sale Sunday retail drink license, if required under state law or local ordinance, have been granted may remain open for business on Sundays and may, from 1:00 p.m. Sunday until 1:00 a.m. Monday, engage in the sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises.
            4.   All trafficking in alcoholic beverages on Christmas Day in the city is hereby prohibited.
         (g)   Delivery hours of malt beverages.
            1.   It shall be unlawful for any distributor, wholesaler, or manufacturer of malt beverages or for any agent or employee thereof, to make such deliveries of malt beverage to any dispenser or customer in the corporate limits between the hours of 12:00 a.m. on Saturday and 6:00 a.m. on the succeeding Monday.  The word DELIVERIES as used herein shall include the transfer of actual possession of malt beverage whether the same be sold, bartered, loaned or transferred in any manner, by a distributor, wholesaler, or manufacturer, or by any agent, or employee thereof.
            2.   It shall be unlawful for any person or for any dispenser or dealer, whether for private use, or for the purpose of sale, to receive from any distributor or wholesaler or manufacturer of malt beverages between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on the succeeding Monday.
         (h)   Control of beverages on the licensed premises.
            1.   Premises of retail package licensees.  No bottle of distilled spirits or wine shall be opened or consumed on the licensed premises by any person.
            2.   Premises of malt beverage licensees and retail drink licensees.  No distilled spirits, vine or malt beverages shall be taken from the licensed premises in an open container.
         (i)   Duty to display warning.  It shall be the duty of every retail licensee to display at all times in a prominent place a printed card at least eight inches by eleven inches in size which shall show, in 30 point or large type substantially as follows:
   “WARNING TO MINORS
   Persons under the age of 21 are subject to a fine up to $100 if they:
   1.   Enter licensed premises to buy, or have served to them, alcoholic beverages.
   2.   Possess, purchase, or attempt to purchase, or to get another to purchase, alcoholic beverages.
   3.   Misrepresent their age for the purpose of purchasing or obtaining alcoholic beverages.”
         (j)   Prizes and premiums.  It shall be unlawful for any licensee under this subchapter who sells alcoholic beverages of any kind, to give away or offer to give away anything tangible of value as a premium or prize or for any other purpose in connection with the sale of alcoholic beverages.
         (k)   Gambling; games of chance.  No gambling or games of chance shall be permitted in any form upon such licensed premises.  Dice, slot machines, or any device of chance are prohibited and shall not be kept on such premises.
         (l)   Controlled substances.  It shall be unlawful for any licensee under this subchapter to sell, to smoke or keep or permit to be sold, smoked or kept upon the licensed premises any marijuana.  It shall be unlawful for any licensee, except licensed drug stores, to keep or sell or permit to be sold or used on the licensed premises any narcotic or barbiturate drugs.  In addition to other penalties set out in this subchapter for the violation of this section, the City Administrator shall also have the authority to revoke the license issued to said premises.
         (m)   Radio receiving apparatus.  It shall be unlawful for any licensee licensed under this subchapter to have or maintain any radio receiving apparatus on such premises which is intentionally adjusted so as to receive police messages broadcast from the police radio station as it is now or may hereafter be operated.  In addition to other penalties set out in this subchapter for the violation of this section, the radio receiving apparatus shall be confiscated.
         (n)   Warning systems.  It shall be unlawful for any license under this subchapter to have or maintain any sound, light or other warning system on such premises which is intentionally adjusted or constructed or which is utilized in such a fashion as to indicate to employees or patrons of the establishment that law enforcement officials are on the premises.  This section includes announcements made over the public address systems.
         (o)   Permitting possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages on premises.
            1.   No person being the owner or occupant or otherwise in possession of any property located within the city knowingly shall allow any person under the age of 21 years to remain on such property while in the possession of intoxicating liquor or beer or while consuming intoxicating liquor or beer.
            2.   It shall be an affirmative defense under this section if the person charged with the offense, enlisted the aid of and cooperated with law enforcement personnel to cause minors who are utilizing intoxicating liquor or beer in violation of this section to not remain on his property.
   (C)   Retail premises to furnish clear and unobstructed view from sidewalk, or from the entrance in the case of premises not on street level; restricted access to outdoor areas where alcoholic beverages are served to or consumed by customers or patrons. The entrance of any premises for which a retail license has been issued shall be of clear glass and permit an unobstructed view.  If the premises are located at street level, the view of the entrance from the sidewalk must be unobstructed, or if the premises are not located at street level, the view from the entrance must be unobstructed.  No partition, box, stall, screen, fence, curtain or any other device shall obstruct the view of the entrance or the general observation of persons, nor prohibit ready access to and from the entrance.  Any outside areas where alcoholic beverages are served to or consumed by customers or patrons of the licensed premises and outside seating areas of the licensed premises shall be in an area fully under the exclusive control and possession of the licensee and shall be enclosed by such a permanent structure as may be permitted under the ordinances of the City.  No such outside areas shall be readily accessible except by means under the exclusive control of the licensee.
(Ord. 80-45, passed 2-3-81; Am. Ord. 90-44, passed 12-4-90; Am. Ord. 01-10, passed 4-3-01; Am. Ord. 01-23, passed 6-26-01; Am. Ord. 06-36, passed 10-10-06; Am. Ord. 07-04, passed 2-27-07; Am. Ord. 07-21, passed 8-14-07; Am. Ord. 12-40, passed 9-11-12; Am. Ord. 14-02, passed 2-11-14; Am. Ord. 14-22, passed 8-26-14; Am. Ord. 14-28, passed 10-28-14; Am. Ord. 17-24, passed 9-12-17)  Penalty, see § 117.99
Statutory reference:
   Similar provisions, see KRS 244.080, 244.085, 244.110, 244.120, 244.290, 244.480 and 244.083
   Similar provisions, see 804 KAR 5:040