High school students with the Fayette County Youth Coalition for Alcohol Education placed brightly colored stickers on beer packages and freezer doors Sunday at retailers to remind adults not to buy alcohol for people younger than 21.
The Mothers Against Drunk Drivers' program called "Sticker Shock" was conducted with the permission of retailers in the presence of local law enforcement.
In conjunction with the program, Lexington Mayor Jim Newberry announced at a ceremony Sunday at Woodland Park that Lexington police Sgt. Chris Townsend, chair of the Mayor's Alliance on Substance Abuse, was awarded the 2010 Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Law Enforcement Partner of the Year Award.
It is the first time an officer from Kentucky has received the honor, according to a press release from city officials.
Newberry also announced that Charles Lambert, a 2010 graduate of Lexington Catholic High School and past vice chair of Lexington's Youth Coalition for Alcohol Education, was awarded the 2010 MADD National Youth Activist of the Year Award, the press release said.