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Single Audit Requirement and CARES Act Funding

Kentucky cities and counties received over $300 million from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

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Three, Five, or 10 Days?

What is the Deadline for Open Records Requests?

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Code Enforcement During the Pandemic

Regardless of whether your city has resumed in person meetings, continues to meet by virtual means or some mixture thereof, SB 150 provides tools for cities.

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Duty Under Open Records After Elections and Appointments

Now that things have settled down at city hall, it is time to talk about open records and open meetings.

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Governor Issued Executive Order Containing New Restrictions

Governor Andy Beshear issued Executive Order 2020-968 on November 18, 2020, which contains new restrictions to combat the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases.

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Attorney General Defends Attack on CALGA

Attorney General Daniel Cameron filed a motion to intervene in a civil action in defense of the Claims Against Local Governments Act (CALGA).

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Governor Establishes Criteria to Resume Utility Cutoffs November

Municipal utilities may resume service cutoffs for nonpayment effective November 6, 2020.

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Municipal Utilities Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Municipal utilities are ceasing water shutoffs and reconnecting service to customers in an effort to address the public health emergency.

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Coronavirus (COVID 19): The City Official’s Role

It is important to educate yourself and to confirm any information you receive with verified resources.

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Are Financial Statements Really Necessary? Yes!

Understanding the penalties a city could face for the failure to submit these statements.

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Cities Encouraged to Ensure Accurate Boundary Maps for Census

These boundaries will once again be used to determine city population totals in the 2020 Decennial Census.

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Youth Camp Update (Again!)

Important news regarding hiring for youth camps.

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A Shopping Cart by Any Other Name is Still a Buggy

Abandoned Shopping Carts can be a Problem for Cities, Businesses and the Public.

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Recent Amendments to the Open Meetings and Open Records Acts

Recently, the Kentucky Office of Attorney General sent out a communication notifying Mayors and City Attorneys of legislation that amends the Open Meetings and Open Records Acts. The information contained the following summaries:

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Background Checks for Youth Programs

EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2018: BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR YOUTH PROGRAMS After each legislative session, every city carefully reviews the KLC Legislative Update to make a color-coded chart denoting effecti...

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KLC is offering to facilitate a meeting for cities interested in discussing opioid damages litigation as a class.

“…junk (opioids) is the inoculation of death that keeps the body in a condition of emergency.” Burroughs, William S., JUNKIE: Confessions of an Unredeemed Drug Addict. Kentucky is one of the states most severe...

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