LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Kentucky State Fair announced on Monday that there will be a new policy for minors who are attending the annual event.
Beginning on Wednesday, people under 18 that plan on going to the fair after 6 p.m. must be with a parent or guardian that is 21 years of age or older. Proof of age will be required for entrance.
IDs will be checked at the front gate and there will be increased lighting and law enforcement officials during the peak hours.
"The Kentucky State Fair is a family-friendly event and our facility's goal is to ensure that fairgoers are able to enjoy a comfortable experience during the fair each year. With this new policy and added security measures, we are continuing to enhance the Kentucky State Fair experience for all our guests," said David Beck, the president and CEO of Kentucky Venues.
This announcement comes after there were reports of a possible shooter at the fair on Saturday. According to police, there was no shooter at the fair. The noises heard by fairgoers were fireworks being set off by a group of juveniles.