First Open Housing Ordinances in KentuckyBardstown and Nelson County, KY were the first in the state to adopt the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights' model open housing ordinance, which prohibited racial discrimination in housing, effective July 28, 1966. Covington and Kenton County were next to pass the ordinance, followed by Lexington and Fayette County.
Sources: A Kentucky Civil Rights Timeline, by KET (Kentucky Educational Television); Freedom on the Border, by C. Fosl and T. E. K'Meyer; and Beshear, Steven L.; Hindes, Thomas L.; Schryver, M. W.; and Stevenson, Richard O. (1967) "Open Housing Meets My Old Kentucky Home: A Study of Open Housing with Special Attention to Implications for Kentucky," Kentucky Law Journal: Vol. 56 (1967) : Iss. 1 , Article 4.