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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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Recapturing Peace Officer Training Costs

Recapturing Peace Officer Training Costs A common scenario that we hear from our cities about is when an eager peace officer is hired and later takes a job with another law enforcement agency.   Generally...

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Kentucky Supreme Court Rules for City in Important Open Records Act Decision

Kentucky Supreme Court Rules for City in Important Open Records Act Decision Posted January 2, 2014 The Kentucky Supreme Court recently rendered its decision in Kentucky New Era, Inc. v. City of Hopkinsville

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6th Circuit Upholds Constitutionality of Legislative Prayer Policy

6th Circuit Upholds Constitutionality of Legislative Prayer Policy Earlier this year, KLC filed an amicus brief in the case of Jones et al. v. Hamilton County Government, TN before the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, supporting the const...

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 Alcohol Sales on Election Day

 Alcohol Sales on Election Day Senate Bill 13, passed in the 2013 legislative session, made many changes to the statutes governing alcoholic beverage control, including an amendment to the statute governing election...

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SB 13 Chart - Reference for Cities as They Amend or Adopt Ordinances to Comply

SB 13 Changes To Alcohol Statutes Now In Effect! The extensive changes to the alcohol beverage control laws enacted by SB 13 in the 2013 regular legislative session are now in effect, and cities should be working towards updating their...

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Local Occupational License Tax Information Available on SOS Website

Local Occupational License Tax Information Available on Secretary of State Website In the 2012 regular legislative session, the General Assembly enacted HB 277, which creates new sections of KRS 67.750 to 67.790 to fac...

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FAQs About the PSC

FAQs About the PSC Cities often have questions regarding how municipal utilities interact with the Public Service Commission (PSC), and under what circumstances municipal utilities are subject to PSC regulation. Gerald W...

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