Research Publications from KLC

Research Reports, briefs and publications from KLC

Wage and Salary Survey of Kentucky Cities
The Wage and Salary Survey of Kentucky Cities report is the most complete salary analysis of city positions in the state.  The report provides almost 100 tables on wage and benefits data, including nearly 4,000 calculations!  This report is available to members at no cost through KLC's member login site. (2016 edition)

Today’s Kentucky City
Today’s Kentucky City
combines original research with publicly accessible data to offer a thorough analysis of city spending, taxation, personnel, service provision and more.  Using over 100 sources and citations, the report offers a large amount of data on some of the most frequently asked questions about cities and how they operate.  (June 2013) 

KLC Research Report: The Basics of Kentucky Cities
The KLC Research Report: The Basics of Kentucky Cities offers a straightforward overview of the fundamental workings of Kentucky’s cities, including information about classification, population, forms of government, revenues and expenditures.  This publication provides city officials, community leaders and citizens with a basic understanding of cities in Kentucky in a user-friendly format. (September 2012)

KLC Research Report: Classification of Cities
The KLC Research Report: Classification of Cities publication presents the historical background for classification of cities, the current classification system, a breakdown of the number of cities and population within each class, and the procedure for classification of Kentucky cities.  The report additionally includes general laws relating to cities by class, current issues related to classification and a review of classification of cities in other states. (February 2014)

KLC Research Brief: Local Option Sales Tax and Kentucky Cities
The KLC Research Brief: Local Option Sales Tax and Kentucky Cities discusses this revenue option in other states, current Kentucky tax collections, and the potential impact on Kentucky cities if a local option sales tax were approved. (June 2013)

KLC Research Brief: 911 Services and Funding
The KLC Research Brief: 911 Services and Funding summarizes Kentucky’s 911 system and discusses local, state and future funding issues with this emergency service. (August 2012)

KLC Research Brief: GASB Rules to Affect Pension Reporting
The KLC Research Brief: GASB Rules to Affect Pension Reporting outlines the impact of two rules approved by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) on future city financial statements and the County Employees Retirement System (CERS). (July 2012)

For information on these publications or with research related questions, contact Joseph Coleman at 800.876.4552.