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Page 1 of 9 005001.DOC- 81.010 Classification of cities. <br>Cities are classified as follows: <br>(1) First class: <br> Louisville, Jefferson County (2) Second class: <br> Ashland, Boyd County Bowling Green, Warren County Covington, Kenton County Frankfort, Franklin County Henderson, Henderson County Hopkinsville, Christian County Jeffersontown, Jefferson County Lexington, Fayette County Newport, Campbell County Owensboro, Daviess County Paducah, McCracken County Radcliff, Hardin County Richmond, Madison County (3) Third class: <br> Campbellsville, Taylor County Danville, Boyle County Erlanger, Kenton County Flatwoods, Greenup County Florence, Boone County Glasgow, Barren County Hazard, Perry County Independence, Kenton County Mayfield, Graves County Maysville, Mason County Middlesboro, Bell County Murray, Calloway County Nicholasville, Jessamine County Paris, Bourbon County Prospect, Jefferson County Pikeville, Pike County Shively, Jefferson County Somerset, Pulaski County Page 2 of 9 005001.DOC- Winchester, Clark County (4) Fourth class: <br> Albany, Clinton County Alexandria, Campbell County Anchorage, Jefferson County Augusta, Bracken County Barbourville, Knox County Bardstown, Nelson County Beaver Dam, Ohio County Bellevue, Campbell County Benton, Marshall County Berea, Madison County Cadiz, Trigg County Calvert City, Marshall County Carlisle, Nicholas County Carrollton, Carroll County Catlettsburg, Boyd County Cave City, Barren County Central City, Muhlenberg County Columbia, Adair County Corbin, Whitley and Knox Counties Crescent Springs, Kenton County Crestview Hills, Kenton County Cumberland, Harlan County Cynthiana, Harrison County Dawson Springs, Hopkins County Dayton, Campbell County Douglass Hills, Jefferson County Earlington, Hopkins County Edgewood, Kenton County Elizabethtown, Hardin County Elkhorn City, Pike County Elkton, Todd County Elsmere, Kenton County Eminence, Henry County Falmouth, Pendleton County Flemingsburg, Fleming County Page 3 of 9 005001.DOC- Fort Mitchell, Kenton County Fort Thomas, Campbell County Fort Wright, Kenton County Franklin, Simpson County Fulton, Fulton County Georgetown, Scott County Graymoor/Devondale, Jefferson County Grayson, Carter County Greenville, Muhlenberg County Harlan, Harlan County Harrodsburg, Mercer County Hickman, Fulton County Highland Heights, Campbell County Hillview, Bullitt County Hodgenville, Larue County Horse Cave, Hart County Hurstbourne, Jefferson County Indian Hills, Jefferson County Irvine, Estill County Jackson, Breathitt County Jenkins, Letcher County LaGrange, Oldham County Lancaster, Garrard County Lawrenceburg, Anderson County Lebanon, Marion County Leitchfield, Grayson County London, Laurel County Ludlow, Kenton County Lyndon, Jefferson County Madisonville, Hopkins County Manchester, Clay County Marion, Crittenden County Martin, Floyd County Middletown, Jefferson County Monticello, Wayne County Morehead, Rowan County Morganfield, Union County Page 4 of 9 005001.DOC- Mount Sterling, Montgomery County Mount Washington, Bullitt County Oak Grove, Christian County Olive Hill, Carter County Owingsville, Bath County Paintsville, Johnson County Park Hills, Kenton County Pineville, Bell County Pioneer Village, Bullitt County Prestonsburg, Floyd County Princeton, Caldwell County Providence, Webster County Russell, Greenup County Russellville, Logan County Saint Regis Park, Jefferson County Salyersville, Magoffin County Scottsville, Allen County Shelbyville, Shelby County Shepherdsville, Bullitt County Southgate, Campbell County Springfield, Washington County St. Matthews, Jefferson County Stanford, Lincoln County Stanton, Powell County Sturgis, Union County Taylor Mill, Kenton County Union, Boone County Vanceburg, Lewis County Versailles, Woodford County Villa Hills, Kenton County Vine Grove, Hardin County Warsaw, Gallatin County West Liberty, Morgan County Whitesburg, Letcher County Williamsburg, Whitley County Wilmore, Jessamine County (5) Fifth class: Page 5 of 9 005001.DOC- Adairville, Logan County Auburn, Logan County Audubon Park, Jefferson County Barbourmeade, Jefferson County Bardwell, Carlisle County Beattyville, Lee County Beechwood Village, Jefferson County Benham, Harlan County Bloomfield, Nelson County Brandenburg, Meade County Brodhead, Rockcastle County Bromley, Kenton County Brooksville, Bracken County Brownsville, Edmonson County Burgin, Mercer County Burkesville, Cumberland County Burnside, Pulaski County Butler, Pendleton County Calhoun, McLean County Camargo, Montgomery County Campbellsburg, Henry County Clay, Webster County Clay City, Powell County Clinton, Hickman County Cloverport, Breckinridge County Cold Spring, Campbell County Columbus, Hickman County Corydon, Henderson County Crestwood, Oldham County Crittenden, Grant County Crofton, Christian County Devondale, Jefferson County Drakesboro, Muhlenberg County Dry Ridge, Grant County Eddyville, Lyon County Edmonton, Metcalfe County Evarts, Harlan County Page 6 of 9 005001.DOC- Ferguson, Pulaski County Fleming-Neon, Letcher County Fredonia, Caldwell County Goshen, Oldham County Grand River, Livingston County Greensburg, Green County Greenup, Greenup County Guthrie, Todd County Hardin, Marshall County Hardinsburg, Breckinridge County Hartford, Ohio County Hawesville, Hancock County Hebron Estates, Bullitt County Hindman, Knott County Hollow Creek, Jefferson County Hurstbourne Acres, Jefferson County Hustonville, Lincoln County Indian Hills-Cherokee, Jefferson County Irvington, Breckinridge County Jamestown, Russell County Jeffersonville, Montgomery County Junction City, Boyle County Kuttawa, Lyon County La Center, Ballard County Lakeside Park, Kenton County Lebanon Junction, Bullitt County Lewisburg, Logan County Lewisport, Hancock County Liberty, Casey County Livermore, McLean County Louisa, Lawrence County Loyall, Harlan County Lynch, Harlan County Lynnview, Jefferson County McKee, Jackson County Meadowvale, Jefferson County Midway, Woodford County Page 7 of 9 005001.DOC- Millersburg, Bourbon County Minor Lane Heights, Jefferson County Morgantown, Butler County Morton's Gap, Hopkins County Mt. Olivet, Robertson County Mt. Vernon, Rockcastle County Muldraugh, Meade County Munfordville, Hart County New Castle, Henry County North Middletown, Bourbon County Northfield, Jefferson County Nortonville, Hopkins County Orchard Grass Hills, Oldham County Owenton, Owen County Park City, Barren County Perryville, Boyle County Pewee Valley, Oldham County Plantation, Jefferson County Powderly, Muhlenberg County Raceland, Greenup County Ravenna, Estill County Rolling Hills, Jefferson County Russell Springs, Russell County Sandy Hook, Elliott County Sebree, Webster County Silver Grove, Campbell County Simpsonville, Shelby County Smiths Grove, Warren County South Shore, Greenup County Taylorsville, Spencer County Tompkinsville, Monroe County Uniontown, Union County Van Lear, Johnson County Walton, Boone County Washington, Mason County Watterson Park, Jefferson County West Buechel, Jefferson County Page 8 of 9 005001.DOC- West Point, Hardin County White Plains, Hopkins County Wickliffe, Ballard County Wilder, Campbell County Williamstown, Grant County Windy Hills, Jefferson County Woodlawn Park, Jefferson County Worthington, Greenup County (6) All other incorporated cities belong to the sixth class. Effective: July 15, 2010 <br>History: Amended 2010 Ky. Acts ch. 131, sec. 1, effective July 15, 2010. -- Amended 2008 Ky. Acts ch. 12, sec. 1, effective July 15, 2008; and ch. 115, sec. 1, effective <br>July 15, 2008. -- Amended 2007 Ky. Acts ch. 98, sec. 1, effective June 26, 2007. -- <br>Amended 2006 Ky. Acts ch. 100, sec. 1, effective March 30, 2006. -- Amended 2005 <br>Ky. Acts ch. 8, sec. 1, effective June 20, 2005; ch. 42, secs. 1 and 2, effective June <br>20, 2005; and ch. 77, sec. 1, effective June 20, 2005. -- Amended 2003 Ky. Acts <br>ch. 34, sec. 1, effective June 24, 2003. -- Amended 2002 Ky. Acts ch. 22, sec. 1, <br>effective July 15, 2002; and ch. 84, sec. 1, effective July 15, 2002. -- Amended 2001 <br>Ky. Acts ch. 111, sec. 1, effective June 21, 2001; ch. 152, sec. 1, effective June 21, <br>2001; and ch. 157, sec. 1, effective June 21, 2001. -- Amended 2000 Ky. Acts ch. 24, <br>sec. 1, effective July 14, 2000; ch. 36, sec. 1, effective July 14, 2000; ch. 119, sec. 1, <br>effective July 14, 2000; ch. 159, sec. 1, effective July 14, 2000; ch. 175, sec. 1, <br>effective July 14, 2000; ch. 181, sec. 1, effective July 14, 2000; ch. 231, secs. 1 <br>and 2, effective July 14, 2000; ch. 272, sec. 1, effective July 14, 2000; and ch. 531, <br>secs. 1, 2, and 3, effective July 14, 2000. -- Amended 1998 Ky. Acts ch. 5, sec. 1, <br>effective July 15, 1998; and ch. 354, sec. 1, effective July 15, 1998. -- Amended <br>1996 Ky. Acts ch. 76, sec. 1, effective July 15, 1996. -- Amended 1994 Ky. Acts <br>ch. 29, sec. 1, effective July 15, 1994; and ch. 273, sec. 1, effective July 15, 1994. -- <br>Amended 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 4, sec. 1, effective July 14, 1992; ch. 74, sec. 1, <br>effective July 14, 1992; ch. 205, sec. 1, effective July 14, 1992; and ch. 435, sec. 13, <br>effective July 14, 1992. -- Amended 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 13, sec. 1, effective July 13, <br>1990; ch. 230, sec. 1, effective July 13, 1990; ch. 298, sec. 1, effective July 13, 1990; <br>and ch. 313, sec. 1, effective July 13, 1990. -- Amended 1986 Ky. Acts ch. 138, <br>sec. 1, effective July 15, 1986; ch. 227, sec. 1, effective July 15, 1986; ch. 275, <br>sec. 1, effective July 15, 1986; and ch. 411, secs. 1 and 2, effective July 15, 1986. -- <br>Amended 1984 Ky. Acts ch. 10, sec. 1, effective July 13, 1984; ch. 33, sec. 1, <br>effective July 13, 1984; ch. 34, sec. 1, effective July 13, 1984; ch. 111, sec. 50, <br>effective July 13, 1984; ch. 219, sec. 1, effective July 13, 1984; ch. 249, sec. 1, <br>effective July 13, 1984; ch. 259, secs. 1 and 2, effective July 13, 1984; ch. 273, <br>secs. 1 and 2, effective July 13, 1984; and ch. 416, sec. 21, effective July 13, 1984. -- <br>Amended 1982 Ky. Acts ch. 60, sec. 1, effective July 15, 1982; ch. 62, sec. 1, <br>effective July 15, 1982; ch. 66, sec. 1, effective July 15, 1982; ch. 134, sec. 1, <br>effective July 15, 1982; ch. 143, sec. 1, effective July 15, 1982; and ch. 152, sec. 1, <br>effective July 15, 1982. -- Amended 1980 Ky. Acts ch. 195, sec. 1, effective July 15, <br>1980; ch. 272, sec. 1, effective July 15, 1980; ch. 274, sec. 1, effective July 15, 1980; <br>ch. 281, sec. 1, effective July 15, 1980; and ch. 389, sec. 1, effective July 15, 1980. -- <br>Amended 1978 Ky. Acts ch. 64, sec. 1, effective June 17, 1978; ch. 73, sec. 1, <br>effective June 17, 1978; ch. 89, sec. 1, effective June 17, 1978; ch. 191, sec. 1, <br>effective June 17, 1978; ch. 252, sec. 1, effective June 17, 1978; ch. 319, sec. 1, Page 9 of 9 005001.DOC- effective June 17, 1978; ch. 353, sec. 1, effective June 17, 1978; ch. 377, sec. 1, <br>effective June 17, 1978; ch. 393, sec. 1, effective June 17, 1978; and ch. 397, sec. 1, <br>effective June 17, 1978. -- Amended 1976 Ky. Acts ch. 26, sec. 1; ch. 40, sec. 1; <br>ch. 131, sec. 1; ch. 156, sec. 1; ch. 325, sec. 1; and ch. 370, sec. 1. -- Amended 1974 <br>Ky. Acts ch. 94, sec. 1; ch. 102, sec. 1; ch. 129, sec. 1; ch. 171, sec. 1; ch. 197, <br>sec. 1; ch. 233, sec. 1; ch. 234, sec. 1; ch. 240, sec. 1; and ch. 344, secs. 1 and 2. -- <br>Amended 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 7, sec. 1; ch. 10, sec. 1; ch. 68, sec. 1; ch. 69, sec. 1; <br>ch. 106, sec. 1; and ch. 350, sec. 1. -- Amended 1970 Ky. Acts ch. 31, sec. 1; ch. 52, <br>sec. 1; ch. 107, sec. 1; ch. 113, sec. 1; ch. 144, sec. 1; ch. 187, sec. 1; ch. 235, sec. 1; <br>and ch. 253, sec. 1. -- Amended 1968 Ky. Acts ch. 5, sec. 1; ch. 6, sec. 1; ch. 7, <br>sec. 1; ch. 9, sec. 1; ch. 16, sec 1; ch. 20, sec. 1; ch. 57, sec. 1; ch. 86, sec. 1; and <br>ch. 111, sec. 1. -- Amended 1966 Ky. Acts ch. 14, sec. 1; ch. 54, sec. 1; ch. 56, <br>sec. 1; ch. 57, sec. 1; ch. 58, sec. 1; ch. 65, sec. 1; ch. 86, sec. 1; ch. 98, sec. 1; <br>ch. 101, sec. 1; ch. 141, sec. 1; ch. 169, sec. 1; ch. 186, sec. 1; ch. 197, sec. 1; and <br>ch. 206, sec. 1. -- Amended 1964 Ky. Acts ch. 1, sec. 1; ch. 11, sec. 1; ch. 29, sec. 1; <br>ch. 39, sec. 1; ch. 44, sec. 1; ch. 52, sec. 1; ch. 54, sec. 1; ch. 62, sec. 1; ch. 64, <br>sec. 1; ch. 94, sec. 1; and ch. 198, sec. 1. -- Amended 1962 Ky. Acts ch. 4, sec. 1; <br>ch. 77, sec. 1; ch. 128, sec. 1; ch. 192, sec. 1; and ch. 287, sec. 1. -- Amended 1960 <br>Ky. Acts ch. 30, sec. 1; and ch. 50, sec. 1. -- Amended 1958 Ky. Acts ch. 14, sec. 1; <br>ch. 16, sec. 1; ch. 19, sec. 1; ch. 30, sec. .1; ch. 31, sec. 1; ch. 32, sec. 1; ch. 79, <br>sec. 1; ch. 84, sec. 1; and ch. 91, sec. 1. -- Amended 1956 Ky. Acts ch. 6, sec. 1; <br>ch. 7, sec. 1; ch. 40, sec. 1; ch. 42, sec. 1; ch. 70, sec. 1; ch. 92, sec. 1; ch. 111, <br>sec. 1; and ch. 127, sec. 1. -- Amended 1954 Ky. Acts ch. 6, sec. 1; ch. 19, sec. 1; <br>ch. 70, sec. 1; ch. 72, sec. 1; ch. 127, sec. 1; ch. 184, sec. 1; and ch. 228, sec. 1. -- <br>Amended 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 10, sec. 1; ch. 39, sec. 1; ch. 66, sec. 1; ch. 81, sec. 1; <br>ch. 95, sec. 1; ch. 102, sec. 1; ch. 108, sec. 1; ch. 205, sec. 1; ch. 217, sec. 1; and <br>ch. 229, sec. 1. -- Amended 1950 Ky. Acts ch. 14, sec. 1; ch. 19, sec. 1; ch. 37, <br>sec. 1; ch. 40, sec. 1; ch. 46, sec. 1; ch. 49, sec. 1; ch. 61, sec. 1; ch, 80, sec. 1; <br>ch. 82, sec. 1; ch. 83, sec. 1; ch. 84, sec. 1; ch. 100, sec. 1; ch. 114 sec. 1; ch. 116, <br>sec. 1; ch. 135, sec. 1; ch. 136, sec. 1; ch. 144, sec. 1; ch. 148, sec. 1; and ch. 149, <br>sec. 1. -- Amended 1948 Ky. Acts ch. 13, sec. 1; and ch. 215, sec. 1. -- Amended <br>1946 Ky. Acts ch. 9, sec. 1; and ch. 42, sec. 1. -- Amended 1944 Ky. Acts ch. 57, <br>sec. 1; and ch. 116, sec. 1. -- Amended 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 177, sec. 1. -- Recodified <br>1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. <br>sec. 2740, 2741. Legislative Research Commission Note (7/14/92; revised 7/15/94, 7/15/96, 7/15/98, 7/14/2000, 6/21/2001, 7/15/2002, 6/24/2003, 6/20/2005, 3/30/2006, 6/26/2007, <br>7/15/2008, and 7/15/2010). Pursuant to 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 425, sec. 5, the Reviser of <br>Statutes has modified the text of this statute to reflect reclassifications enacted by the <br>General Assembly in 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 4, sec. 1; ch. 74, sec. 1; ch. 205, sec. 1; and <br>ch. 435, sec. 13; in 1994 Ky. Acts ch. 29, sec. 1; and ch. 273, sec. 1; in 1996 Ky. <br>Acts, ch. 76, sec. 1; in 1998 Ky. Acts ch. 5, sec. 1; and ch. 354, sec. 1; in 2000 Ky. <br>Acts ch. 24, sec. 1; ch. 36, sec. 1; ch. 119, sec. 1; ch. 159, sec. 1; ch. 175, sec. 1; <br>ch. 181, sec. 1; ch. 231, secs. 1 and 2; ch. 272, sec. 1; and ch. 531, secs. 1, 2, and 3; <br>in 2001 Ky. Acts ch. 111, sec. 1; ch. 152, sec. 1; and ch. 157, sec. 1; in 2002 Ky. <br>Acts ch. 22, sec. 1; and ch. 84, sec. 1; in 2003 Ky. Acts ch. 34, sec. 1; in 2005 Ky. <br>Acts ch. 8, sec. 1; ch. 42, secs. 1 and 2; and ch. 77, sec. 1; in 2006 Ky. Acts ch. 100, <br>sec. 1; in 2007 Ky. Acts ch. 98, sec. 1; in 2008 Ky. Acts ch. 12, sec. 1; and ch. 115, <br>sec. 1; and in 2010 Ky. Acts ch. 131, sec. 1.