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Municipal and other corporations, and individuals invested with the privilege of taking private property for public use, shall make just compensation for property taken, injured or destroyed by them; ?which compensation shall be paid before such taking, or paid or secured, at the election of such corporation or individual, before such injury or destruction. ?The General Assembly shall not deprive any person of an appeal from any preliminary assessment of damages against any such corporation or individual made by Commissioners or otherwise; ?and upon appeal from such preliminary assessment, the amount of such damages shall, in all cases, be determined by a jury, according to the course of the common law.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Kentucky Constitution § 242 . Just compensation to be made in condemning private property; right of appeal; jury trial - last updated January 01, 2018 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ky/kentucky-constitution/ky-const-sect-242.html
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