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Feb 9, 2013 4:32 PM

Special Olympics Kentucky Files Suit Over New Regs

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A new Louisville policy to regulate where donation bins can be located around the city has led to a federal lawsuit.

The Courier-Journal reports (http://cjky.it/11ZzkCp) Special Olympics Kentucky claims in the lawsuit against Louisville Metro Council that it will no longer be able to continue a primary fundraiser - collecting used clothing - due to the ordinance, which takes effect in two weeks.

The council approved a regulation in December that stipulates where such bins can be placed and requiring bin owners to pay a $300 registration fee and a $200 renewal each year.

Trish Mazzoni, president of Special Olympics Kentucky, said the loss of revenue could lead to fewer or scaled-back programs.

Jefferson County Attorney Bill Patteson declined to comment since the litigation is pending.

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Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com

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