KRS § 525.080
Baldwin's Kentucky Revised Statutes Annotated Currentness
Title L. Kentucky Penal Code
Chapter 525. Riot, Disorderly Conduct, and Related Offenses (Refs & Annos)
525.080 Harassing communications
(1) A person is guilty of harassing communications when with intent to harass, annoy or alarm another person he:
(a) Communicates with a person, anonymously or otherwise, by telephone, telegraph, mail or any other form of written communication in a manner which causes annoyance or alarm and serves no purpose of legitimate communication; or
(b) Makes a telephone call, whether or not conversation ensues, with no purpose of legitimate communication.
(2) Harassing communications is a Class B misdemeanor.
The following three cases are the only ones listed on Westlaw:
1. Constitutional issues
KRS 525.080 does not regulate speech but rather the intentional use of private communications to annoy, alarm, or harass the receiver which also serves no purpose of legitimate communication, and thus the statute is not overbroad nor does it prohibit legitimate free speech, but rather it punishes the manner used to convey the communication which intrudes on the individual's right to be left alone and not the thoughts and ideas conveyed, and it does not matter if the conversation ever ensues; the meaning of the statute is clear and provides reasonable opportunity to know what actions are prohibited, and therefore the statute is constitutional. Yates v. Com. (Ky.App. 1988) 753 S.W.2d 874.
2. In general
Harassing communications by telephone, telegraph, mail, or any other form of written communication intrude upon a justifiable privacy interest of the recipient, and therefore this right to communicate must be considered in light of a person's right to be left alone; no individual whose intention is to annoy, alarm, or harass has the right to impose his ideas on an unwilling listener not in a public forum. Yates v. Com. (Ky.App. 1988) 753 S.W.2d 874.
3. Threatening correspondence
An attorney's conduct warrants a public reprimand where he engages in harassing and threatening communications toward a former employee consisting of threatening to inform members of the community, that the employee had stolen items of personal property from his home while caring for his sick wife unless she agreed to assist the attorney in his campaign bid for the position of county attorney, and also authored correspondence directed to the former employee stating that "I have certain instructions in my lock box at the bank about all this... so don't get any foolish ideas about me, or some tough guys will come looking for you"; the attorney's conduct and subsequent misdemeanor conviction under KRS 525.080 adversely reflects on his fitness to practice law, and constitutes unprofessional and unethical conduct tending to bring the legal profession into disrepute. Kentucky Bar Ass'n v. Davis (Ky. 1991) 819 S.W.2d 317.