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16 Craziest Laws in Kentucky

by Toni S.

Craziest Laws in Kentucky, Craziest Kentucky Laws

Kentucky Crazy Laws

You probably know it as the state who has reinvented the fried chicken, but Kentucky has much more up its sleeve. With horseraces abound, bluegrass played on every corner, and the world's largest free-swinging bell, Kentucky has a very unique history and culture. Also, there are some pretty crazy laws in Kentucky that are several centuries old, and some of them are still in effect today. So, if you want to see another side of the state where the famous cheeseburger was invented, read some of the weirdest laws in Kentucky.

Weirdest Laws in Kentucky

Women have to get their husband's permission to purchase hats

Well, that makes it hard to stay in fashion… women in Owensboro who wish to buy a hat must first ask their husband's permission to do so.

It is illegal to marry the same man four times

Wow, ladies have it rough in Kentucky… turns out that if they want to marry the same guy four times, they can't.

Craziest Laws in Kentucky
You cannot trade horses after dark

The Kentucky Derby state has clear rules about horses, and one of them is the selling and buying of these majestic animals after dark.

It is illegal to send alcohol as a gift

When in Kentucky, you cannot send wine, beer, or other spirits to other people. Violating this crazy Kentucky law can land you in prison for up to 5 years!

No bully-sales in Kentucky

We are all behind this law; in Kentucky, one cannot force people into a store in order to make a sale.

No throwing of flowers at public speakers

This one was repealed in 1975, but is still worth mentioning: "Any person who interferes with any person addressing a public audience within this state, who interrupts such a person, while speaking, by the use of insulting or offensive language or opprobrious epithets applied to the speaker or who attempts to interrupt or injure the speaker by throwing missiles of any kind at him shall be fined not less than fifty ($50.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500), or imprisoned for not less than one (1) year nor more than six (6) months [sic], or both."

No selling of painted pets

In Kentucky, you cannot dye and sell chicks, ducks, or rabbits in the color blue, unless you do so in groups of 6. Breaking the law can be fined up to $500!

Craziest Kentucky Laws

Fishing with a bow and arrow is illegal

This one is a big no-no in Kentucky, and we have to agree – fishing with a bow and arrow is not sportsmanly!

Having sex on a motorcycle is forbidden

We are not quite sure how one can even have sex on a motorcycle, but in either case – it is illegal to have sex on a parked motorcycle in London, Kentucky. We suggest that you don’t try the daring act while on a moving motorcycle, as well.

Showering is mandatory at least once a year

In Kentucky, you have to shower at least once a year, but please do so more than that. For everyone's benefit.

You must register all the nude people in your house

If you have naked people under your roof, you must register them.

It is illegal to shoot off a policeman's tie

You have to be pretty accurate to shoot off a tie, but even if you are an expert marksman – don't do it.

Reptiles cannot be used in religious ceremonies

In Kentucky, if a person handles, displays, or uses a reptile in a religious ceremony in any other way can be fined up to $50.

Crazy Laws
Women with red panties must expect proposals

In Kentucky, if a woman wears red panties on a Sunday, she is legally obligated to marry the first person who proposes to her.

It is illegal to carry ice-cream in your pocket

When in Lexington, Kentucky, you cannot keep an ice-cream cone in your pocket, so make sure you have a hand to spare when buying these icy treats.

Minors who want to play billiard must get their parent's signature

"No person owning or controlling a billiard or pool table shall permit, for compensation or reward, any minor under eighteen (18) years of age to play any game on the table, unless such minor shall have first displayed an identification card containing his name, age, photograph, and the signature of his parents or guardian. The minor shall keep such identification card on his person, and it shall be subject to inspection at any time by any peace officer".

Well, what did you think about Kentucky's craziest laws? Do you think the laws where you come from can top it? If you want to read about more of the craziest laws in the United States, go to GoLookUp.


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