STATE OFFERS TRAINING FOR TOBACCO RETAILERS
The Kentucky Department for Public Health, in partnership with the Department for Alcoholic Beverage Control and the Division for Behavioral Health, Development and Intellectual Disabilities, has unveiled new training that will help vendors understand changes in tobacco laws regarding underage sales.
The Tobacco Retailer Underage Sales Training is the first of its kind in Kentucky and is designed to educate tobacco store employees on how to verify customers purchasing tobacco products are of legal age, help stores avoid fines and provide an understanding of the health effects of tobacco.
According to the 2011 youth Risk Behavior Survey, one in five underage smokers bought cigarettes at a store or gas station.
TRUST offers in-person and online training, certificates and test results, support documents, and regularly updated training content.
“Determining who is underage and who isn’t is sometimes difficult, especially during peak hours when there are long lines at the cash register,” Irene Centers, manager of the Department for Public Health’s Health Promotion Branch, said in a statement.
“In addition, a new set of federal laws and regulations have been implemented. The goal of this new training is to make sure Kentucky vendors know about the laws and understand how the changes might affect them to ensure they are in full compliance.”
KHS HOLDING CIVIL WAR LUNCHEON
The Kentucky Historical Society is hosting a “Food for Thought” luncheon called “Kentucky’s Bookends to the Civil War: Ma. Robert Anderson of Fort Sumter” noon July 18 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.
Don Rightmyer, editor of Kentucky Ancestors, will discuss Anderson, a U.S. Military Academy graduate and commander of Fort Sumter in Charleston, S.C., at the start of the Civil War, according to a KHS press release. Rightmyer will look at the family history and Kentucky heritage that prepared him for the Civil War.
The luncheon includes a BLT spread, crackers, coleslaw, fried chicken breasts, green beans, parsley potatoes, cantaloupe, yeast rolls, chess pie, iced tea and coffee.
Tickets cost $18 for KHS members and $25 for general admission. To make reservations by Friday, contact Julia Curry at 564-1792 extension 4414 or firstname.lastname@example.org.