The reasons are varied but the bottom line is that there might be fewer solicitors knocking on doors in several northern Bullitt County communities.
And it poses an interesting dilemma for people who make a practice of soliciting door-to-door.
The cities of Hillview, Hebron Estates and Fox Chase are in the midst of passing ordinances that would place some stiff standards on for-profit operations that like to knock on doors.
The school groups, the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and other non-profit groups will be OK.
Others may not be so lucky.
Hillview police chief Aaron Yates started the discussions this fall when he grew concerned about the number of people who were selling things in the city. Some were probably legitimate, others may not.
In other cities, it was a matter of having strangers come to the door knocking at all times.
One individual has voiced concerns about the affects it could have on h is business.
The key is that you must register to sell items in the affected cities. There is a way for the cities to document who is selling and why they are selling.
Residents also have the ability to let solicitors know if they are welcome. If they don’t have a card in the front window, solicitors are not welcome.
Enforcement will be tricky. But at least there might be some control over those guys or gals that come to the door holding a magical liquid stain remover and drain declogger in an unmarked bottle.
It is a precaution that is well worth taking.