Derby City Spirits owner accused of fraud – The Courier

UPDATE: An earlier version of this story included a photo of the current owner of Derby City Spirits, who is not connected to the charges.

Purdue University student Clay Kinnick was running late when his Uber pulled up to a new Louisville distillery that was supposed to be the site of his fraternity’s formal dance. But he didn’t need to get out of the car to see that something was wrong.

Outside the door, nearly 50 guests hovered, unable to get into the event space Kinnick had rented for $2,500. Kinnick had just spoken to one

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