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Kentucky aims to legalize young refs

  • Lex18.com, Friday, January 31, 2014 12:25 AM
After an off-duty police officer in Kentucky was charged with harassment for allegedly grabbing, shoving and threatening a 13-year-old referee -- someone anonymously notified the state's Labor Cabinet that the victim Nathaniel Rase was too young to be a referee, 14 being the legal age for "employment." On Thursday, Kentucky lawmakers moved to make an exemption in the labor law for referees to age 12. The law already has amendments exempting minors who do farm work and grass cutting, and for 11-year-old golf caddies.

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1 comment about "Kentucky aims to legalize young refs".
  1. R2 Dad, January 31, 2014 at 12:58 a.m.

    Shame! An off-duty cop? Life as a referee is hard enough without the cops ganging up.

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