“Sec. 1. It shall be unlawful for any body of men whatever, other than the regular organized militia of this Commonwealth, and the troops of the United States, to associate themselves together as a military company or other armed organization, or to drill or parole with arms anywhere in this Commonwealth, without the license of the Governor thereof, which license may, at any time, be revoked: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall be construed so as to prevent benevolent or social organizations from wearing swords, or students in educational institutions chartered by the Legislature, wherein military science is part of the course of instruction, from drilling and parading with arms in public, under the superintendence of their instructors, or honorably discharged soldiers of the United States Army from parading or doing escort duty with arms. This section shall not apply to the Louisville Light Infantry.”
1888, KY, Unlawful for Other Than Regular Militia to Drill, Ch. 1525, § 1
Acts of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky Passed at the Regular Session of the General Assembly, which Was Begun and Held in the City of Frankfort, on Friday, the Thirtieth Day of December, Eighteen Hundred and Eighty-Seven (Frankfort, KY: John D. Woods, 1888), 139-140. Chapter 1525, An Act to Amend an Act, Entitled “An Act in Relation to the Militia of This Commonwealth, and the Organization of the Kentucky State Guard,” Approved April 8th, 1878, and the Amendments Thereto, Approved Respectively May 5th, 1880, and December 16th, 1882, § 1. Approved May 4, 1888.