By PAUL CIBOLSKI
For The News-Enterprise
Spring has arrived. After a long winter and with the presence of warm and pleasant weather comes the motorcycle riding season.
The motorcycle population in Kentucky has increased by 311 percent in the past 12 years. In the past year alone, registrations increased by 2,000.
In 1998 prior to the helmet laws change, there were 36,000 registered bikes. Today that has grown to 112,084.
In Hardin County, in the past 10 years motorcycle registrations increased from 1,500 to 3,349 in 2010.