Tiny Ky. town with gay ordinance getting TV offers

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 1, 2013 at 9:50 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 1 at 9:57 PM

   LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A southeastern Kentucky town that attracted national attention when it adopted a gay-rights ordinance is getting offers for a reality-based television show.
 
   Vicco City Attorney Eric Ashley says talks over a TV show are in the early stages. The city council met on Monday and gave Ashley the authority to speak with production companies who have expressed interest in filming a show in the Appalachian town. Ashley says, however, he is wary of any offers that would "perpetuate a particular stereotype."
 
   Ashley says there have been several pitches, including one from ABC News.
 
   He also says Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" was filming a segment in Vicco earlier this week.
 
   The tiny town of 300 residents enacted an anti-discrimination ordinance that includes protections for gays on Jan. 14.
 

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