Political Signs Covering the City

Voting booths across Kentucky will soon be lighting up as you cast your ballots, but until then, candidates will be vying for your attention in every way possible. Political campaign signs in every shape, size, and color are a big part of that. Candidates hope the more you see the signs, the better you'll remember their name, and hopefully vote for them on Election Day.

But the candidates aren't the only ones reaping the benefits of these signs. The economy is getting a slight boost as well, as local sign shops take in business from politicians. In fact, it's not unusual for a candidate to spend thousand of dollars on sign advertising alone.

On a side note, while Kentucky prohibits signs from cluttering the sides of state roads, the city of Bowling Green makes exceptions for political signs. They're even allowed on public property, which is why you'll see plenty of them up and down city roads.

The only restrictions are that signs on public property can't be larger than 16 square feet, and can't be placed in a public right of way or utility easement without consent of jurisdiction.


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