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Legislative Prayer Update

On September 6, 2017, the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued a decision upholding legislative prayer in Bormuth v. County of Jackson, No. 15-1869.  Some reading this may think, wait a second this case was decided this...

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Summary of the 2017 Attorney General Opinions

Summary of the 2017 Attorney General Opinions   The KLC Member Legal Services Team has compiled a summary of the attorney general opinions through the first half of the year.  This report al...

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Standardized Occupational License Tax Forms Available

Standardized Occupational License Forms Download the forms from the Secretary of State's Office        &...

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Municipal Road Aid Reminder

Municipal Road Aid Reminder We are entering budget season and the KLC Legal Team would like to take this opportunity to remind our cities that they need to have a public hearing to get public input on road and bridge projects before spen...

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Summary of AG opinions, Open Records, and Open Meetings 2017 First Quarter Decisions

ATTENTION CITY ATTORNEYS AND OFFICIALS: The KLC Legal Team has compiled summaries of all of the Kentucky Attorney General Opinions, including Open Records and Open Meetings, for the first quarter of the year.

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Budget Deadline Reminders

Budget season is upon us yet again and KLC Legal would like to take the opportunity to remind you of some important dates and requirements. The proposed budget must be submitted by the executive authority, together with a budget message,...

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KLC Files Amicus Curiae Brief in Important KY Supreme Court Case on Open Meetings

KLC Files Amicus Curiae Brief in Important KY Supreme Court Case on Open Meetings KLC recently filed an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief in a case before the Kentucky Supreme Cour...

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Employee Applications and Open Records Law

Employee Applications and Open Records Law Our cities are presented every day with requests under the Kentucky Open Records Act (KRS 61.870 to 61.884).  But just like fashion, the types of requests our cities receive seem to go in a...

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New Year’s Resolution # 1:  Know How to Fill Vacancies in Elected City Offices

New Year’s Resolution # 1:  Know How to Fill Vacancies in Elected City Offices For most cities, it’s the time of year to hold swearing in ceremonies and help newly elected city officials get ready to sta...

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FAA Final Drone Rules

FAA FINAL DRONE RULES  KLC has been closely monitoring the developments of drone-use regulation nationwide and would like to share a recent development with our members. The Federal Aviation Adm...

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6th Circuit Upholds Local Right-To-Work Ordinance

6th Circuit Upholds Local Right-To-Work Ordinance On November 18, 2016, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court ruling that had invalidated a county right-to-work ordinance.  The Hardin...

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Important Information from the Kentucky Retirement Systems for Cities Regarding the Reemployment of Retired Police Officers

Important Information from the Kentucky Retirement Systems for Cities Regarding the Reemployment of Retired Police Officers SB 206, currently codified as KRS 95.022, and effective July 15, 2016, provides that qualified retired police o...

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Increase In Salary Level for Exempt Employees Will Affect 2016-2017 City Budgets

IMPORTANT HR NEWS! Increase In Salary Level for Exempt Employees Will Affect 2016-2017 City Budgets In...

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Maximum Pay, COLA Set by DLG

Maximum Pay, COLA Set by DLG The Department for Local Government (DLG) recently issued the cost of living adjustment (COLA) to set the increase in maximum mayor and legislative body member pay for 2016.  The maxim...

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Important Update on DUI Checkpoints ruling by the Kentucky Supreme Court

The Kentucky Supreme Court has recently clarified the constitutional requirements for DUI checkpoints. KLC Legal Staff has summarized the Commonwealth v. Cox case and the four factors that law enforcement must be aware of in setting u...

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KLC and Cities Win Telecommunications Tax Lawsuit in the Kentucky Court of Appeals

KLC and Cities Win Telecommunications Tax Lawsuit in the Kentucky Court of Appeals. On Friday, November 7, the Kentucky Court of Appeals issued an opinion in the long-running legal battle over the validity of a 2005 state law that repl...

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