Central Ky county bans roadside solicitations

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) - Roadside solicitations are now banned in one central Kentucky county.

The Madison County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday to put an end to the practice of asking for money and goods from passing motorists. Violation of the new ordinance carries a fine of at least $25 and up to $500

Judge-Executive Kent Clark told the Richmond Register he and officials had received complaints from residents about individuals and groups asking for money at Exit 95 of Interstate 75.

Previously, law enforcement officers called for solicitation complaints could only cite the solicitors and force them to leave the area.

Special exceptions to the ordinance will be made for "purely charitable organizations," allowing them to use public right of way to give notice of off-street activities.

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