22 Weird Kentucky Laws You Never Knew Were True

Kentucky has a reputation of being a little off, a little redneck, and a little southern. Here are some weird Kentucky laws that will surprise you, and probably make you laugh.

  • As a woman, you cannot be in a bathing suit on the highway unless you are either escorted by at least two police officers, armed with a club, or either lighter than 90s pounds or more than 200 pounds.
  • In Kentucky, it’s illegal to remarry the same man four times. (Seriously? Once, maybe…but four times?)
  • In Kentucky, it’s illegal to fish with a bow and arrow.
  • If you’re in Fort Thomas, it’s illegal for your dog to molest cars. This is a very broad law that covers quite a variety of actions described as “molesting.”
  • In Owensboro, you cannot receive anal sex.
  • A woman may not buy a hat without her husband’s permission.
  • Ducklings cannot be dyed blue and legally sold unless that are six or more for sale at once.
  • Compensation may not be given to anyone under the age of 18 while playing Billards or pool tables.
  • It’s illegal to shot off a policeman’s tie, if you’re in Frankfort.
  • You cannot legally carry ice cream in your pocket if you’re in Lexington.
  • Owensboro law states that bees must provide certificates of health from their apiary. This ensures that the bees carry no infectious or contagious diseases what would be harmful to current bee residents.
  • It’s illegal to toss your bucket of soapsuds or slops onto the public street.
  • Every citizen must take a shower once a year. Eww, how about once a week, in the absolute least.
  • All nude people in your house must be registered.
  • You cannot legally trade horses after dark.
  • You could be jailed for up to five years for sending a bottle of beer, wine, or spirits to a friend in Kentucky.
  • If you throw eggs at a public speaker, it could result in up to a year in prison. The law was repealed in 1975 but it may be one of the older laws that is enforced.
  • If you display, handle, or use any kind of reptile in connections with any religious services or gatherings, you shall be fined not more than $50.00 nor more than $100.00.
  • Superintendent of sanitation “shall determine whether a person is small, medium, or large.”
  • It’s illegal to have sex on a parked motorcycle. You could always do this in your garage to get around this rule, if you really wanted to. But, it doesn’t sound like the greatest idea overall.
  • Don’t hunt from a moving vehicle, that’s illegal, too. The only animal hunting protected by this law is a whale. Yup, you can hunt a whale in Kentucky, from a moving vehicle. But good luck finding one.
  • The law states that anyone is considered sober, until he or she “cannot hold the ground.”

I still want to know what’s behind not being able to dye your ducklings and sell them unless they are sold in six packs. Which are your favorite Weird Kentucky Laws?