Popi's Restaurant to Continue Indoor Service
By West Kentucky Star Staff
DRAFFENVILLE - Popi's Restaurant in Draffenville will continue to offer indoor dining despite Governor Andy Beshear's latest restriction on restaurants.

Popi's Restaurant made the announcement in a Facebook post on Thursday. According to the post, they will be performing extra sanitization and all patrons will be required to wear a mask.

On Wednesday, Governor Beshear announced several new restrictions on businesses in his effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. One of those restrictions closes restaurants and bars to indoor service. According to Beshear, the state is launching a $40 million fund to assist restaurants and bars that have been impacted by the restrictions. Those that qualify will receive $10,000 for various costs.

Thursday afternoon, Marshall County Commissioner Justin Lamb released a statement calling for Governor Andy Beshear to rescind his restrictions on restaurants.

In the statement, Lamb says he has complete trust in small business owners to make responsible decisions and says Governor Beshear should extend the same amount of trust by rescinding his restrictions on restaurants. You can read Lamb's full statement below.
Since Governor Andy Beshear made his latest decree, I have spoken with several of my constituents who own a restaurant or work in the restaurant industry and they are frustrated and deeply concerned of the potential negative impact these latest restrictions will have on their ability to make a living, especially with the holiday season approaching.

 Restaurant owners are once again being targeted and forced to practically close their business for the second time this year which could potentially be detrimental to their livelihood and the livelihood of their employees.

 I have complete trust in our small business owners to make responsible decisions for the community and Governor Beshear should extend the same amount of trust by rescinding his latest restrictions thus allowing restaurant owners to freely make the decisions that are best for their businesses, employees, their families, and the community.

I encourage everyone to support local restaurants and small businesses during this time and please continue to pray for all those affected by this pandemic.

You can see the Facebook post below.


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Beshear Announces New COVID-19 Restrictions

Published 09:18 PM, Thursday Nov. 19, 2020
Updated 06:56 PM, Friday Nov. 20, 2020



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