My modest propasal is to avoid the state entirely. Reroute the transam to more friendly climes. I see no adventure in being attacked by dogs or their owners pissed off over a pet with a faceful of mace.
When my family of runners and cyclists found ourselves regularly
chased or threatened by dogs in our rural area and the sheriff did nothing and typical responses were ineffective, we just avoided that route. I have no idea of the economic impact of x numbers of touring cyclists passing through any one patch of Kentucky might be, but perhaps a publicly voiced threat of avoiding the area might offer some results. The powers that be in the ACA might want to speak up.