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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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Resignations and Appointments

A step-by-step guide to handle vacancies and appointments.

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Article Series-Alcohol Regulatory Fees

The first in a series of articles on changes made to the alcohol regulatory fee statute.

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Fair and Festival Alcohol Guidelines

Summer festival season is here. This guide outlines how alcohol may be sold at fairs and festivals.

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Fireworks Ordinances

State Laws on fireworks have been greatly expanded in recent years. Are your local ordinances clearly defined?

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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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Fair and Festival Alcohol Guidelines

Step-by-Step: A How to Guide for Cities

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Budget Reminder and Deadlines

Budget season is almost upon us yet again and important dates and requirements are coming soon.

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Election Day Alcohol Sales

The primary election is on May 21. Here's a reminder on the laws governing the sale of alcohol.

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Service Animals and the ADA

The U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division provides specific guidance as to what a “service animal” is.

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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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Reminder on Quota Retail by the Drink Change

Quota Retail by the Drink Change As of June 7, 2018, quota retail drink licenses are now treated the same as all other alcohol licenses that cities may issue due to the regulatory repeal of 804 KAR 9:050.  This means that any city t...

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Body-Worn Camera Open Records Requests

Body-Worn Camera Open Records Requests House Bill 373, a KLC Initiative passed during the 2018 session, created a new law that reduces the burden on cities in complying with open records requests involving body-worn came...

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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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