Lucky Drivers Get Gas For 99 Cents A Gallon

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The defense didn't rest until 250 Louisville drivers had put 15 gallons each of 99 cent gasoline in their cars.
The Becker Law Office sponsored the cheap fuel fill-ups Tuesday
as a way of what managing partner Kevin Renfro called giving back to the community.
The Courier-Journal reported drivers began lining up at a Chevron station near Interstate 65 around midnight. They had paid $15 for a voucher allowing them 15 gallons of cheap fuel.
Station manager Martha Haycraft said the law firm paid the rest of the cost.
The state also increased its fuel tax to 21.1 cents on Tuesday.
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Information from: The Courier-Journal,
http://www.courier-journal.com

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  • by RS Location: Lexington on Jul 3, 2008 at 02:57 AM
    If you worked the hours you wait in line for this free/cheap gas, you could earn more than the price of a fill-up.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 2, 2008 at 03:48 PM
    To cm: You're so stupid you couldn't find your way out of a paper sack. Just to let you know George Bush has sent numerous measures to congress asking permission to drill for oil in AK and off the coast of Ca. However the enviro-nuts keep blocking it b/c there afraid we will kill out some species of bird that no one around here has ever seen before. And considering that 99% of environmentalists are registered democrats, guess who they will be voting for this year? Thats right, the muslim. And do you think Obama is going to go to AK and CA for the cheap oil? Not. After Obama is elected we'll keep on getting our oil from the towel heads over in the middle east who keep jacking up the price b/c they know we need it and are willing to pay whatever it costs. and this time next year when gas is $5 or $6 a gallon is it still going to be Bush's fault? Who are you going to blame then? The only way to drive gas prices down is to get it from somewhere else other than where its coming from now.
  • by cm Location: Pikeville on Jul 2, 2008 at 12:51 PM
    It's just too bad that the Bush Administration is doing nothing to bring down gas prices. They deceive the public into thinking that they are, but they really aren't. The Saudis have Bush on a string like a puppet. Wait until Obama gets in there and lines them out. I guarantee you gas will be much cheaper once we have a President with the testicular fortitude to stand up for his country.
  • by Amanda Location: pikeville on Jul 2, 2008 at 08:23 AM
    Well I totally disagree with u I am a single mom of 2 and I work my hardest everyday and gas is still a burden to me and to a whole bunch of other also so i wish they would do something around here like that
  • by RS Location: Lexington on Jul 1, 2008 at 10:59 PM
    If people would put as much effort into finding a job as they do getting free/cheap gas, they could afford the gas in the first place.
  • by old as the hills Location: warbranch on Jul 1, 2008 at 04:34 PM
    why cant someone in leslie county come up with this ideal.thats a good one.that would be great for just one week.come on give us a try.but our luck gas would it 9dollers a gallon.but i do know where a store used to be in 1960 gas sold 59 a gallon.the sing is still their but know store.
  • by Daniel Location: Jones on Jul 1, 2008 at 02:39 PM
    Here the community's are struggling with gas prices, and what does the goverment do. They sock another price increase onto the already high prices. Where does it end? I guess the officals don't have to worry about high gas prices.
  • by hates gas prices Location: Pike on Jul 1, 2008 at 12:11 PM
    Why not every where doing this and giving people a little relief. The gas prices are killing us. I have family in the hospital and go their daily then you got to run your children places I so dread when school starts thats more trips to make. A working family ccan't even make it anymore!!!
  • by Carla Location: Cynthiana on Jul 1, 2008 at 10:44 AM
    I think every city should be as lucky as Louisville. It is nearly impossible to fill your tanks for under 60.00 anymore, no matter how small of a tank you have.
  • by richard Location: winchester on Jul 1, 2008 at 08:50 AM
    That would be nice if it was a little closer to home, isnt his law office located in lexington, then why shouldnt he do this for the good people here in central KY. I guess thats my rant for the day

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