Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
Millwaukee TV stations are reporting the Franklin Common Council has agreed to close the Buckhorn tavern for 90 days for its role in the tragic deaths of two people struck down by a drunk driver on Christmas Day 2007. The driver had reportedly been over-served earlier in the day at the Buckhorn. Eddie Keck is serving a 36-year sentence for killing a West Allis couple after drinking heavily at the Buckhorn.
The Council's License Committee had voted to reject the recommendation of a special prosecutor to close the Buckhorn for 75 days. Franklin's Police Chief Rick Oliva said closing Buckhorn for 90 days sends a powerful message. Indeed, in this economy, when a business is forced to close down for three months, that's a serious punishment.
Even so, the 90 day closing, while unprecedented, will be little consolation for those who wanted Buckhorn's license stripped away permanently.
The question I've posed in the past remains: What would have to happen in Franklin for a liquor license to be taken away for good? I would love if someone could answer that for me.
WISN-TV has EXCLUSIVE video of Eddie Keck being over-served at Buckhorn
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