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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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REED SAMPLE SIGN ORDINANCE- NOW AVAILABLE!

Reed v. Town of Gilbert, Arizona Sample Ordinance Now Available A sample ordinance incorporating the new standard of municipal sign regulation set forth in Reed v. Town of Gilbert, Arizona (135 S.Ct 2218) is now avai...

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City Information Reporting Deadline for City Clerks - January 31

City Information Reporting Deadline for City Clerks -- January 31 KRS 83A.085 requires the city clerk to provide to the Department for Local Government (DLG) a list containing the names of the mayor, legislative body mem...

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The Next Step for Cities Considering Franchise Fees for Telecommunications Companies

Download/print post as PDF. The Next Step for Cities Considering Franchise Fees for Telecommunications Companie...

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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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