On Monday, July 20, Leitchfield Police Department personnel officially began enforcing the two-hour parking limit on Leitchfield’s Public Square.
Leitchfield Chief of Police Kevin Henderson said his department has recently received numerous complaints from business-owners on the square about how their patrons do not have places to park and conduct business.
To counteract this, Leitchfield Police Department (LPD) personnel have begun enforcing the two-hour parking limit on Public Square by marking vehicles’ tires with chalk.
The chalk marks are meant to serve as a warning that the two-hour parking limit is now being consistently enforced. After a sufficient amount of time has passed that the LPD feels individuals should be aware that the parking enforcement is taking place, tickets will be written out to violators.
“We’re trying to help the businesses on the square,” Henderson said.
According to Leitchfield City Clerk Kim Sowders, the city ordinance regarding this subject states that individuals found to be in violation of one of the city’s parking ordinances will be fined “no less than $20 and no more than $100.”
Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.