Tiny Ky. town with gay ordinance getting TV offers

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A southeastern Kentucky town that attracted national attention when it adopted a gay-rights ordinance is getting offers for a reality-based television show.

Vicco City Attorney Eric Ashley says talks over a TV show are in the early stages. The city council met on Monday and gave Ashley the authority to speak with production companies who have expressed interest in filming a show in the Appalachian town. Ashley says, however, he is wary of any offers that would "perpetuate a particular stereotype."

Ashley says there have been several pitches, including one from ABC News.

He also says Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" was filming a segment in Vicco earlier this week.

The tiny town of 300 residents enacted an anti-discrimination ordinance that includes protections for gays on Jan. 14.

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