KY Sex Offender Law Goes Into Effect

Frankfort, KY – A new Kentucky law that takes effect next month will allow registered sex offenders to go onto school property with advance permission. The law, effective July 1, would also apply to licensed day-care facilities. Kentucky Education Department spokeswoman Lisa Gross says the law amends a previous statute that prohibited sex offenders from living near schools or playgrounds. The new law specifically prohibits offenders from being on school or daycare property without advance permission. Gross says the law was re-written to allow sex offenders to enter such areas for valid, pre-approved reasons such as to visit polling places inside schools or to meet with teachers.