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The Weird and Wacky Kentucky Laws Approved in the 2013 General Assembly Session


Gov. Steve Beshear has acted on every bill approved in the 2013 Kentucky General Assembly session. Some bill are are stranger than others.Every year, Kentucky legislators OK a handful of bills that make lobbyists and lawmakers rolling their eyes, and this year is no different.Here are some examples:

  • A bill signed into law describes Ale-8-One as "an original" Kentucky soft drink. We also now have a law honoring Winchester as the birthplace of beer cheese.
  • A new law re-classifies a handful of Kentucky cities as larger than they really are.
  • Thanks to Kentucky lawmakers, someone in a family trust or small business can now bid for items at an auction outside of those entities—just in case you have a nasty family dispute over grandma's dishes.
  • A law that lets people hunt coyotes anytime, any place, with shotguns. Kentuckians can now rest assured that they can legally bag as many of animals as they want.