A promoter for the Lockn’ Festival says “bring it on” in the fight with the ABC. The state agency has been trying to deny an alcohol permit for the September music event in Nelson County. Lockn’ promotor Dave Frey says one of the claims from the state agency is that Lockn’ attracts drug users and criminals. Frey says Lockn’ already has the necessary permits for this year, and any ruling against the event will be appealed at all levels. He says the event has contributed greatly to the economy of Nelson County. Frey was a guest on WINA’s “The Schilling Show.”
This year will be the hottest on record and 2016 could be hotter due to the El Niño weather pattern, the World Meteorological Organization said.
Nearly one-third of the Republicans in the House of Representatives signed a letter calling on party leaders to ensure that a must-pass spending bill block any use of federal funding to resettle refugees from Syria and nearby countries.