The Commonwealth of Kentucky is bordered by Illinois, Indiana, Ohio to the north, West Virginia and Virginia to the east, Tennessee to the south and Missouri to the west. This area is popularly known as the ‘Bluegrass Region’ and contains the commonwealth’s capital, the city of Frankfort in Kentucky.
Another interesting tidbit about the ‘Bluegrass State’ is the existence of a set of weird laws in the state’s Constitution that every Kentucky resident should adhere to lest they find themselves in trouble with the authorities.
Below is a fascinating list of strange laws from the state of Kentucky.
1. Reptiles and religion
The use of reptiles in any religious activity within the state of Kansas is strictly prohibited. Anyone caught violating this ordinance shall be fined between $50 and $100.
2. Minors must not play billiards without parental consent
Any person who owns a billiard or pool table shall not allow any minor under the age of 18 years to play any game on the table without displaying an identification card containing his name, age, photograph and the signature of his parents or guardian. Any person who violates this law shall be fined not less than $10 nor more than $100.
When starting a business in Kentucky, you need to understand the rules that the state imposes on businesses. Perhaps these guides on how to start an LLC and how to find a great registered agent in Kentucky can help you avoid any legal issues when opening or closing a business in the state.
3. Dogs mustn’t be allowed to molest cars
If you own a dog in the city of Fort Thomas, you should be aware that you can be fined between $50-$100 if you allow your pup to molest a pedestrian or passing vehicles within the city’s corporate limits.
4. Beekeepers must have a certificate of health for their bees
Anyone who keeps bees in the city of Owensboro must have a certificate of health for their apiary. This ensures that the bees don’t carry any infectious or communicable diseases.
5. No dyed chicks for sale
This weird Kentucky law states that, “No person shall sell, exchange, offer to sell or exchange, display, or possess living baby chicks, ducklings, or other fowl or rabbits which have been dyed or colored; nor dye or color any baby chicks, ducklings, or other fowl or rabbits; nor sell, exchange, offer to sell or exchange or to give away baby chicks, ducklings or other fowl or rabbits, under two (2) months of age in any quantity less than six (6), except that any rabbit weighing three (3) pounds or more may be sold at an age of six (6) weeks.” Disobeying this ordinance will see you paying a fine of between $100 – $500.
6. No bathing suits on the highway
Women are not allowed to appear on a public highway while dressed in a bathing suit unless they are either escorted by at least two police officers armed with a club or they are lighter than 90s pounds or weigh more than 200 pounds.
7. Don’t throw eggs at public speakers
Any person who interferes with any person addressing a public audience within the state of Kentucky by the use of insulting or offensive language or opprobrious epithets applied to the speaker or attempts to interrupt or injure the speaker by throwing missiles of any kind at him shall be fined not more than $500 or serve a jail term of one1 year.
8. Hold the ground
In Kentucky, a drunk person is considered sober until he can no longer hold the ground. But what if the ground gives first?