Night club addresses noise complaints

Hazard, Ky. (WYMT)- The owners of a Perry County night club say they are being unfairly targeted, accused of making too much noise and keeping the business open too late.

Chris and Tina Fields took over the business in February. They have kept it up with the original design, intended to comply with all relevant regulations, they said.

"We were checked out fine," said Chris Fields. "We spoke to the ABC. No issues, no nothing. We was doing everything by the book."

Complaints came to both the Perry County Sheriff's office and the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, and they both came from the same party, Chris Fields said.

The owners have submitted a Freedom of Information Act request for that information.

While legally they cannot serve alcohol later than 1:00 A.M. Saturday morning and 12:00 midnight Saturday night into Sunday, they do remain open as necessary until all patrons are able to get rides home.

"I would much rather take on the expense and have my patrons have a safe place to wait for a vehicle to come," he said.

All alcohol cabinets are locked after the business ceases to sell alcohol for the night, he said, putting him in compliance with the law.

The business also received a citation for a sale of alcohol on Sunday from the Perry County Sheriff's Department.

The sale actually occurred on Saturday, October 19, Tina Fields said, demonstrating that time on a sales receipt.

She also noted that the beer in question was poured from a tap, but never actually placed on the bar or handed to a customer.

Despite the complaints from some, the night club makes a good neighbor, said Ginger Williams, manager of the Methodist Mission Hazard Opportunity store that sits next door.

"As far as sound testing and stuff, they've always called us to let us know."

She also said the owners lent a helping hand after the store experienced vandalism on a back outside wall.

"Chris was right over here and we went through the video footage," she said.

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