Sexually oriented businesses like strip clubs and adult book stores have some new ground rules in the City of Owensboro. The city has been reworking an existing ordinance after another Kentucky countys resolution was deemed unconstitutional. Before, owners had to pay a five thousand dollar fee to open simply because it was a sexually oriented business. That was the citys effort to keep out those stores. But that had to change. He says they cant prohibit or prevent anything because of the first amendment but we can regulate the adverse secondary effects. Those effects would be an increase in crime, spread of sexually transmitted diseases, and decreased property values as a result of strip clubs, book stores and the like. Under the new resolution businesses must close at midnight and nude dancing and touching are prohibited. Now that the city has approved their resolution, Daviess County will proceed with its process to adapt the same one. That way, sexually oriented businesses cant get away without being regulated in this region. Before the county can adopt this ordinance - they must have two public readings. No date or time has been set for those.