Odd KY Laws

March 1st, 2016 by Attorney Dan Carman

Kentucky Criminal Defense Lawyer

There are some peculiar ways to get arrested in this country of ours. It makes one wonder what could possibly have happened in Oklahoma that caused the legislature to take the time to actually prohibit an activity as unusual as having a donkey sleeping in your bathtub after 7 p.m.! So, what sort of things are (or were) prohibited by law in Kentucky? Read on.

  • A woman cannot remarry the same man more than three times. Why she would want to is not mentioned.
  • It is illegal to fish with a bow and arrow. If it wasn’t, your friends’ laughing would scare all the fish away.
  • No female in a bikini shall appear on any Kentucky highway unless she is accompanied by at least two police officers, or is armed with a club. This does not apply to females under 60 pounds or over 200 pounds. It also does not apply to female horses. (Presumably because the horses can take care of themselves).
  • It is illegal to force a person into a store in order to make a sale. You have to harass them on the sidewalk.
  • Each citizen is required to shower once each year. Fortunately.
  • Anyone who has been drinking is deemed sober until they cannot hold onto the ground. No word on what happens if it’s the ground that lets go first.

The following activities are (or were) only outlawed in certain jurisdictions, so as long as you are outside of the boundaries, you don’t have anything to worry about. Except maybe that you would try to do such things.

  • It is illegal to have sex on a parked motorcycle in London, Kentucky. It’s all good as long as the bike is moving.
  • In Franklin County, trading horses after dark is illegal. You have to wait until sunrise.
  • A woman cannot buy a hat without her husband’s permission in Owensboro. It has to look good on him, too.
  • The mayor of Danville must appoint “three intelligent housekeepers” to the Board of Tax Supervisors each year. More than two, less than four.
  • Frankfort makes it against the law to shoot off a police officer’s tie. Even if it’s ugly.
  • And in case you were tempted, it is illegal to transport an ice cream cone in your pocket in Lexington.

If you’ve been accused of a crime, whether it is serious or somewhat less so, or if you have any questions about how the law might apply to your situation, discuss it with one of the attorneys at the Lexington, KY-based Carman Law Firm. While we can have a sense of humor, we recognize that criminal situations are rarely funny. As criminal defense attorneys with years of experience, we offer thorough, experienced representation. Call today at 859-685-1055 or fill out this online contact form to find out how we can help you.