LOUISVILLE -- Minors entering the Kentucky State Fair at night now must have a parent or guardian 21 or older with them following a disturbance during the weekend.

Kentucky State Police Sgt. Josh Lawson told The Courier Journal that two adults were arrested and seven unaccompanied teens were cited as police investigated the disturbance involving fireworks Saturday night.

The new policy goes into effect Wednesday. It requires people under 18 entering after 6 p.m. to be accompanied by a parent or guardian at least 21 years old. Kentucky Venues said in a news release proof of age is required and ID will be verified at the gate. Increased lighting and law enforcement personnel will also be in place during peak hours.

The fair runs through Sunday at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

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