After the chaos that occurred at Mall St. Matthews last month, people have been questioning the city’s curfew. According to the curfew ordinance, a minor cannot be out without a parent or guardian from 11:00 PM to 6:00 AM Monday through Friday and 1:00 AM to 6:00 AM on Saturday and Sunday.
According to Louisville Metro Police, this is a tricky law to enforce. If the police were to find a minor violating the curfew ordinance, state law says that a minor cannot be taken into custody for this violation alone. However, the county can fine the parents up to $500 for the violation.
Currently, some city leaders are trying to get the state law changed so that police can enforce the curfew more effectively.