Nuisances can be many different things to different people. KRS 212.210 states that the health department “may examine into all nuisances that may, in their opinion, be injurious to the health of the inhabitants”. Some of the things that may, from our standpoint, be considered a nuisance are the illegal dumping of organic garbage, old tires, standing water and leaking sewer or septic lines, to name a few.
Not everything that may upset you or be unsightly can be considered a health hazard. Sometimes problems can be better addressed by city ordinances that may more specifically target the issue. Click below for other Oldham County agencies that may be able to help.