Alcoholic Beverage Control
Investigation on complaint leads to arrest of ABC licensee

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, May 06, 2009  
Contact Information:  Nathan Jones 502-564-4850  

FRANKFORT, KY – (May 6, 2009) – An investigation by state officials has led to the arrest of a bar owner in Burnside, Ky.  Linda Bowling, owner of Louie’s Neighborhood Bar and Grill, was taken into custody Tuesday by Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) investigator Mark Cassity.

Warrants for Bowling’s arrest followed an investigation into complaints that she purchased alcohol from a retail liquor store and re-sold the alcohol at her bar. She faces four counts of violating state laws that prohibit an ABC licensee from purchasing alcohol from a retail establishment for the purpose of re-sale. The transportation of the alcohol is also a violation of state laws. The charges are class B misdemeanors and if convicted, Bowling could face fines of up to $250 plus court costs and up to 90 days in jail for each count.

The investigation by ABC continues and administrative charges are pending.