(A)   Curfew hours. Except as provided in division(C) of this section, no unmarried person under the age of eighteen (18) shall be or remain in any public place within the city during the following periods:
      (1)   12:30 a.m. Sunday to 6:00 a.m. Sunday.
      (2)   11:30 p.m. Sunday to 6:00 a.m. Monday.
      (3)   11:30 p.m. Monday to 6:00 a.m. Tuesday.
      (4)   11:30 p.m. Tuesday to 6:00 a.m. Wednesday.
      (5)   11:30 p.m. Wednesday to 6:00 a.m. Thursday.
      (6)   11:30 p.m. Thursday to 6:00 a.m. Friday.
      (7)   12:30 a.m. Saturday to 6:00 a.m. Saturday.
   (B)   Parental control. Except as provided in division (C) of this section, it shall be unlawful for any parent having legal custody of a juvenile to allow that juvenile to be or remain in a public place during the hours stated in division (A) of this section.
   (C)   Exceptions. The juvenile curfew hours set forth in division (A) shall not apply in the following instances:
      (1)   When the juvenile is accompanied by a parent or an adult of at least twenty-one (21) years of age who is authorized by the parent of the juvenile to accompany that juvenile (authorization by a parent must be in writing and in possession of the juvenile);
      (2)   When returning home, by direct route, and within one (1) hour of the termination of any school, religious, or civic activity;
      (3)   When engaged in a business or occupation authorized by the laws of Kentucky for a juvenile, or when traveling to or returning from, such business or occupation by direct route, provided that the return is within one (1) hour of when the juvenile's work hours ended;
      (4)   When the juvenile is on the sidewalk contiguous to the property where such juvenile resides or on the sidewalk of a next-door neighbor, provided that such nextdoor neighbor has not communicated an objection to the police department;
      (5)   When exercising the rights under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, provided that the juvenile is in possession of written notice signed by the juvenile and a parent specifying when, where, and in what manner the juvenile will be exercising First Amendment rights, and provided that such information in the notice matches the time, place, and manner in which the juvenile claims to be exercising his or her First Amendment rights.
   (D)   Police action upon violation. Upon determining that there is probable cause that a juvenile is in violation of this curfew section, a police officer may obtain the information necessary to issue a citation to the juvenile's parent which shall inform the parent that there is probable cause to believe that a violation of this chapter has been committed and then either take the minor home or direct the minor to proceed immediately to his or her home.
(Ord. 84-1000-005, passed 4-3-84; Am. Ord. 2003-004, passed 4-14-03) Penalty, see § 130.99