alcohol

Alcohol sales at the Indiana State Fair are exceeding expectations.  More than 30,000 fairgoers lined up to buy beer and wine.  It was the first time in 67 years alcohol sales were permitted.

Ryan Sweet spent three days at the Indiana Beer and Wine Exhibition with Taxman Brewing.  He says the experience was overwhelmingly positive, providing the new Bargersville, Ind., brewery with plenty of exposure. 

He says the only complaint he heard from fairgoers was about the rule against carrying the beer out of the hall.

Brandon Smith / Indiana Public Broadcasting

Attorney General Greg Zoeller and State Senator Jim Merritt will be touring Indiana high schools and colleges again this year promoting an expansion to the state’s Lifeline law.

The original Lifeline law provided immunity from underage drinking charges for minors that seek medical attention for other drunk minors.