Frankfort, KY – For 160 years, Kentucky officeholders and members of the bar have been required to swear that they have not fought a duel with deadly weapons. But Louisville Rep. Darryl Owens believes the requirement is archaic and should be eliminated. "It has no relevance to our time. And again, I think it's as much a image thing. The image that a lot of people have of Kentucky, to be quite honest, is not very good. And this does not enhance our image in any way or fashion."
Lawmakers on a committee chaired by Owens apparently agree, voting unanimously for a constitutional amendment doing away with the dueling clause. The bill now moves to the House.