Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

September 25, 2013

Training offered for potential servers

By Leeann Akers - Editor

Sept. 25, 2013 —

The Carter County Drug Free Coalition is offering Server Training in Alcohol Regulations (STAR) for people interested in becoming servers in restaurants that sell alcohol by the drink.

The class will take place at the Carter County Extension Education Building on Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

With the passing of alcohol sales in June, many people are anticipating that new restaurants will locate in Grayson. The CCDFC is using recently obtained grant monies to train 15 individuals to be responsible alcohol servers.

“We think it is really important for servers to receive this training,” said Shelly Stiner, CCDFC spokesperson. “It has a lot of information about the laws and regulations that go along with alcohol, as well as how to recognize dangerous situations like over-serving or people who may be passing drinks to minors.”

STAR training is the program that recognizes certification within the state of Kentucky. The certification is good for three years.

STAR training focuses on identifying minors and age verification, how to check identification, the physical effects of alcohol, absorption factors, intoxication indicators, how to manage drinking behavior and how to create a safe environment.

Seating for the class is limited, and the CCDFC will pay fees for the first 15 people who register.

To sign up, or for more information, visit or call toll free (888) 847-7222.


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