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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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Legislative Prayer in the Spotlight

Legislative Prayer in the Spotlight Many cities in Kentucky open their public meetings with a short prayer or invocation.  This practice was upheld as constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court decades ago, but r...

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Major Kentucky Supreme Court Victory for City Annexations

KLC Legal Advocacy Program - Major Victory for City Annexations Major Kentucky Supreme Court Victory for City Annexations On March 20, 2014, the Kentucky Supreme Court issued its opinion in Lebanon v...

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KLC Serves as "Friend of the Court" in Pivotal 911 Funding Case

KLC Serves as "Friend of the Court" in Pivotal 911 Funding Case KLC Serves as "Friend of the Court" in Pivotal 911 Funding Case It's no secret that funding for local 911 emergency services is a crucial...

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Impact of Obergefell v. Hodges Decision on Kentucky Cities

Impact of Obergefell v. Hodges Decision on Kentucky Cities Impact of Obergefell v. Hodges Decision on Kentucky Cities  On Friday, June 26,2016&nb...

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Time to Take Your Tourism Commission in for a Tune-Up

Time to Take Your Tourism Commission in for a Tune-Up It has been almost 50 years since the first Kentucky statutes authorizing local tourism and convention commissions (TCCs) were enacted.  Since 1968, the numerous amendments to ...

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Open Record and Open Meeting Opinions

The KLC Legal Team is compiling quarterly updates of the Kentucky Attorney General Opinions, as well as Open Record and Open Meeting Opinions Office of the Attorney General (OAG) Quarterly Summary from KLC As...

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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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