Project Sticker Shock is set to kick-off on March 12, 2018 in Grant County, which is prior to the start of Spring Break and Prom and Graduation season. Project Sticker Shock is an initiative that involves placing warning stickers on package alcohol in local alcohol retailers. The stickers (as shown below) warn adults of the dangers of purchasing and providing alcohol to underage youth. Based on our 2016 Kentucky Incentives for Prevention (KIP) Survey, 18% of Grant County youth report getting alcohol from friends, while 10% report getting alcohol from their parents. We recognize that our alcohol retailers are being responsible with checking for proper identification before completing a purchase. We hope to reduce the number of adults who are providing alcohol to minors.
During the spring of 2017, 8 local alcohol outlets participated and allowed our coalition to place stickers on packaged alcohol. Our coalition is hoping to increase this number during 2018. We are happy to partner with local retailers, and if you want to participate, please call Camille at (859)824-7161 x.6420.