For the purpose of this code, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   ACTION.  Includes all proceedings in any court of this state.
(KRS 446.010(1))
   AND.  May be read OR, and OR may be read AND, if the sense requires it.
   ANIMAL.  Includes every warm-blooded living creature except a human being. 
(KRS 446.010(2))
   AVIS.  The automated vehicle information system established and maintained by the Transportation Cabinet to collect titling and registration information on vehicles and boat and information on holders of motor vehicle operator's licenses and personal identification cards. 
(KRS 446.010(55))
   BUSINESS TRUST.  Includes, except when utilized in KRS Chapter 386, a "statutory trust" as organized under KRS Chapter 386A. 
(KRS 446.010(6))
   CERTIFIED MAIL.  Any method of governmental, commercial, or electronic delivery that allows a document or package to have proof of:
      (1)   Sending the document or package;
      (2)   The date the document or package was delivered or delivery was attempted; and
      (3)   The signature of the receipt of the document or package.
(KRS 446.010(8))
   CITY,MUNICIPAL CORPORATION, or MUNICIPALITY.  When used in this code, shall denote the City of Villa Hills, Kentucky, irrespective of its population or legal classification.
   COMPANY.  May extend and be applied to any corporation, company, person, partnership, joint stock company, or association. 
(KRS 446.010(9))
   CORPORATION.  May extend and be applied to any corporation, company, partnership, joint stock company, or association. 
(KRS 446.010(10))
   COUNCIL.  The City of Villa Hills, Kentucky, legislative body. 
(KRS 83A.010(5))
   COUNTY.  Kenton County, Kentucky.
   CRUELTY.  As applied to animals, includes every act or omission whereby unjustifiable physical pain, suffering, or death is caused or permitted. 
(KRS 446.010(12))
   DIRECTORS.  When applied to corporations, includes managers or trustees. 
(KRS 446.010(13))
   DOMESTIC.  When applied to a corporation, partnership, business trust, or limited liability company, means all those incorporated or formed by authority of this state.
(KRS 446.010(14))
   DOMESTIC ANIMAL.  Any animal converted to domestic habitat.
(KRS 446.010(15))
(KRS 83A.010(6))
   FEDERAL.  Refers to the United States. 
(KRS 446.010(17))
   FOREIGN.  When applied to a corporation, partnership, limited partnership, business trust, statutory trust, or limited liability company, includes all those incorporated or formed by authority of any other state.
(KRS 446.010(18))
   GOVERNOR.  The Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
(Prior Code, § 1.04.030)
   KEEPER or PROPRIETOR.  Includes all persons, whether acting by themselves or as a servant, agent, or employee.
   KRS.  Kentucky Revised Statutes.
(Prior Code, § 1.04.030)
   LAND or REAL ESTATE.  Includes lands, tenements, and hereditaments and all rights thereto and interest therein, other than a chattel interest. 
(KRS 446.010(23))
   LEGISLATIVE BODY.  The City Council. 
(KRS 91A.010(8))
   LEGISLATIVE BODY MEMBER.  A City Councilmember. 
(KRS 83A.010(8))
   LIVESTOCK. Cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses, alpacas, llamas, buffaloes, or any other animals of the bovine, ovine, porcine, caprine, equine, or camelid species.
(KRS 446.010(25))
   MAY.  The act referred to is permissive. 
(KRS 446.010(26))
   MONTH.  Calendar month. 
(KRS 446.010(27))
   MUNICIPAL ORDER.  An official act of Council which is binding upon the officers and employees of the municipality and any governmental agency over which the municipality has jurisdiction.
(Prior Code, § 1.04.030)
   MUNICIPALITY.  The City of Villa Hills, Kentucky.
   OATH.  Includes affirmation, in all cases in which an affirmation may be substituted for an  OATH.  (KRS 446.010(28))
   OFFICER.  Any person elected to a position by the voters or any person appointed to a position which:
      (1)   Is created by the Constitution, the General Assembly, or the city;
      (2)   Possesses a delegation of a portion of the sovereign power of government;
      (3)   Has powers and duties to be discharged which are conferred directly or by implication by the city;
      (4)   Has duties performed independently and without control of a superior power other than law;
      (5)   Has some permanency;
      (6)   Requires an official oath;
      (7)   Is assigned by a commission or other written authority; and
      (8)   Provides for an official bond if required by proper authority.
(Prior Code, § 1.04.030)
   ORDINANCE.  An official action of Council, which is a regulation of a general and permanent nature and enforceable as a law or is an appropriation of money.
(Prior Code, § 1.04.030)
   OWNER.  As applied to a building or land or any other property, means and includes any part owner, joint owner, tenant in common, tenant in partnership, joint tenant of the whole, or part of the building, land, or other property either alone or with others.
(Prior Code, § 1.04.030)
   PARTNERSHIP.  Includes both general and limited partnerships. 
(KRS 446.010(30))
   PEACE OFFICER.  Includes sheriffs, constables, coroners, jailers, metropolitan and urban-county government correctional officers, marshals, police officers, and other persons with similar authority to make arrests. 
(KRS 446.010(31))
   PERSON.  May extend and be applied to bodies-politic and corporate, societies, communities, the public generally, individuals, partnerships, registered limited liability partnerships, joint stock companies, and limited liability companies. 
(KRS 446.010(33))
   PERSONAL PROPERTY.  Includes all property except real.
   PREMISES.  As applied to property, includes land and buildings.
   PROPERTY.  Includes real, personal, and mixed estates and interests.
   PUBLIC AUTHORITY.  Includes boards of education; the municipal, county, state, or federal government, its officers or an agency thereof; or any duly authorized public official.
   PUBLIC PLACE.  Includes any street, sidewalk, park, cemetery, school yard, body of water or watercourse, public conveyance, or any other place for the sale of merchandise, public accommodation, or amusement.
   REAL PROPERTY.  Includes lands, tenements, and hereditaments.
   REGISTERED MAIL.  Any governmental, commercial, or electronic method of delivery that allows a document or package to have:
      (1)   Its chain of custody recorded in a register to enable its location to be tracked;
      (2)   Insurance available to cover its loss; and
      (3)   The signature of the recipient of the document or package available to the sender.
(KRS 446.010(36))
   REGULAR ELECTION.  The election in even-numbered years at which members of Congress are elected, and the election in odd-numbered years at which state officers are elected. 
(KRS 446.010(37))
   SHALL.  The act referred to is mandatory. 
(KRS 446.010(39))
   SIDEWALK.  The portion of the street between the curb line and the adjacent property line intended for the use of pedestrians.
   STATE.  The Commonwealth of Kentucky.
   STREET.  Includes alleys, avenues, boulevards, lanes, roads, highways, viaducts, and all other public thoroughfares within the city.
   SUBCHAPTER.  A division of a chapter, designated in this code by a heading in the chapter analysis and a capitalized heading in the body of the chapter, setting apart a group of sections related by the subject matter of the heading.  Not all chapters have SUBCHAPTERS.
   SUMMARY.  A brief narrative prepared under the supervision of the City Attorney succinctly covering the main points of an official statement, ordinance, or rule in a way reasonably calculated to inform the public in a clear and understandable manner as to its meaning.
(Prior Code, § 1.04.030)
   SWORN.  Includes affirmed in all cases in which an affirmation may be substituted for an oath.
(KRS 446.010(43))
   TENANT or OCCUPANT.  As applied to premises, includes any person holding a written or oral lease, or who actually occupies the whole or any part of the premises, alone or with others.
   VACANCY IN OFFICE.  Exists when there is an unexpired part of a term of office without a lawful incumbent therein, when the person elected or appointed to an office fails to qualify according to law, or when there has been no election to fill the office at the time appointed by law; it applies whether the vacancy is occasioned by death, resignation, removal from the state, county, city, or district, or otherwise. 
(KRS 446.010(46))
   VIOLATE.  Includes failure to comply with. 
(KRS 446.010(47))
   YEAR.  Calendar year. 
(KRS 446.010(49))