New Red State BBQ sauce helps people who lose homes in fire

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SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - One year ago, a fire destroyed a popular Georgetown restaurant.

Red State Taps on Opera Ally burned around 5 a.m. on March 23, 2017.

"It was just such a fun, great place and to lose it in an early morning fire like that was just unbelievable," said owner David Carroll.

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On Friday, Carroll spent the one-year anniversary of the fire celebrating a new barbecue sauce: Taproom Fire! It is made by his other restaurant, Red State BBQ.

Country Boy Brewing helped host a benefit where people had the chance to try and buy the special sauce that will help fund Carroll's new nonprofit, "From the Ashes, Incorporated."

"65% of those sales from that bottle goes to the nonprofit," Carroll said.

The organization will work with fire departments in Fayette, Scott, and Harrison counties to help people who lose their homes in a fire.

"There's no roadmap when you go through something like that," Carroll said. "Our goal is to try to be there as quickly as possible to provide just the basic needs."

It is a concept people told WKYT they were happy to support.

"He lost a business, but a lot of people lose personal items that can't be replaced," said Country Boy Brewing co-owner Jeff Beagle. "I think it's a pretty neat deal."

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