Thursday, October 8, 2009

New Alcohol Regulations Considered

The city of Cookeville is taking a look at a different way to help cut back on the sale of alcohol to people who are underage. The city's Alcoholic Beverage Control Board is considering making it mandatory that store clerks and servers undergo specialized training called Responsible Beverage Service, or RBS. Under the current municipal code, such training is voluntary, but officials note that clerks at several local stores have been caught selling alcohol to minors. They hope that if clerks and servers were trained by the same outside company, it would cut back on underage alcohol sales. Any ordinance to that effect would have to be approved by the City Council.