I'm going to include some Simple Kentucky Laws at the end of my post.
I'm 66 and have been excercising my OPEN CARRY rights for the last 35 years. I started when the Chief of New Haven, Kystopped me for open carry in 1973. He had to let me go, and we became friends.
I work with cops now and have on and off for years. I'm a part time Corrections Officer. Gives me something to do.
A cop can and will pretty much do as he wants at times, including arresting you for open carry. You will win against him, but the key word is he CAN. Most won't. One is warned about carrying open in large Kentucky cities, that you may be harassed.
Use common sense and you'll be ok.
*Firearms Ownership:unrestricted, no permit or license required
*Assault weapon ownership: unrestricted, no permit or license required
*Machine Gun Ownership:
no state restrictions, compliance with federal law only
*Firearm law uniformity:
preemption law, firearm laws uniform throughout state
*Right of Self-Defense: castle doctrine, right protected by statute
*Open carry: unrestricted in most public areas and generally accepted
licenses granted to residents on a "shall issue" basis; automatic
reciprocity for nonresidents with licenses from other states
*Vehicle carry and transportation:
firearms (rifles, shotguns and handguns) may
be carriedloaded and in plain view; loaded handguns maybe carried in
the glove compartment (center console box carry is not allowed)