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Facebook page asking for Double Dukes to shut its doors


A new Facebook page 'Shut Down Double Dukes Saloon' has caught the attention of more than a thousand readers.  

The Henderson bar is at the center of a murder investigation, and an administrator of the page says the goal is not to be malicious, but to spread awareness.

"They don't want to see another family go through what this victim's family went through. I mean they're going through a lot of pain and unanswered questions in their mind," the administrator says.

Just days after Adam Hogan died in a fight at Double Dukes Saloon, the Facebook page is up and asking the bar to permanently shut its doors. 

"I'm sure they didn't want this to happen, but there still has to be consequences for their actions of being negligent and not being responsible," shares the admin stator. 

The suspect in Hogan's death, Robert Brantley, is a bouncer at the bar. 

The administrators of the page say they want to send a message to business owners and lawmakers.

"It's not to attack the owner or make him look like he's a bad person. This is just to send out a clear message that we're going to get laws put in place, and if you don't abide by these laws you're going to be held accountable for your employees' actions and you'll be shut down," the admin says. 

Along with the Facebook page, they say they've started a petition asking Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear to support laws that require bar security personnel to have better training.

"If he had been properly trained, it would have been completely avoidable. Three little kids are going to grow up now without their father. They have been in our thoughts and our prayers since it happened," the administrator says.

The suspect, Brantley, is out on bond. He's due in court next week.

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