After each election, KLC officers and staff members travel to locations across the state to provide City Officials Orientation (COO) sessions to educate newly-elected and re-elected officials on city government basics.
Use this Kentucky-based mass communications system to notify residents or customers via phone, email and/or text. Send out emergency information to everyone, or communicate something as limited as a lost pet in a specific neighborhood.
KLC member cities that are a part of the Kentucky Certified Drug Free Workplace Program (DFWP) are required to provide annual training to employees and supervisors. KLC has created an online training video that can be utilized to meet these training requirements.
This program recognizes cities and officials that strive to adopt and practice principles and procedures that demonstrate ethical and inclusive local government.
Elected City Official of the Year- Henderson Mayor Steve Austin; City Employee of the Year- Hopkinsville Police Chief Clayton Sumner and City Government of the Year- the City of Pikeville.
Beat a Feature City. The Kentucky League of Cities is updating its stock of photos. Images will be used in KLC publications and media, and some may be framed and displayed at the Kentucky League of Cities office in Lexington.
The Tri-City Chamber of Commerce commissioned the Kentucky League of Cities to conduct a feasibility study regarding the potential merger of the cities of Cumberland, Benham and Lynch in Harlan County, Kentucky.
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 2018.
KLC recently filed an amicus curiae (â€œfriend of the courtâ€) brief in a case before the Kentucky Supreme Court which will examine what a city is allowed to do during a closed session to discuss future acquisition of real property.
On November 18, 2016, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court ruling that had invalidated a county right-to-work ordinance.Â The Hardin County ordinance, like many others enacted in Kentucky, prohibits employers from requiring membership in a labor organization as a condition of employment.
Draft Tax Reform Bill Touches Municipal Bond Market and Kentucky Cities Including Refinancing Options
The proposed tax reform could impact cities' ability to refinance. Contact KLC for more information.
Important Information from the Kentucky Retirement Systems for Cities Regarding the Reemployment of Retired Police Officers
The Kentucky Retirement Systems has released information on the restrictions, qualifications and the required KRS forms for cities that hire or currently have hired retired sworn police officers or state troopers.
KLC Files Amicus Curiae Brief in Important Kentucky Supreme Court Case Involving User Fees & the Standard for Imposing Personal Liability upon City Officials
Read the Summary and the Brief.
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 available. The sample ordinance can be downloaded and customized for your city.
On February 3, 2016, the federal court for the Western District of Kentucky held that the only way for Kentucky to be a right-to-work state is through legislation passed at the state rather than local level.
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 up DUI checkpoints.
KLC has been closely monitoring the developments of drone-use regulation nationwide and would like to share a recent development with our members.
Important Update from KLC Member Legal Services. The U.S. Supreme Court has totally changed the review of city sign ordinances.
This case was just handed down on June 18 and the KLC legal team is working to craft examples that would meet the new strict scrutiny standards. With questions, call KLC Member Legal Services at 800-876-4552.
On Friday, November 7, the Kentucky Court of Appeals issued an opinion in the long-running legal battle over local franchise fees and public service company property taxes on cable and telephone companies.
On March 20, the Kentucky Supreme Court issued its opinion in Lebanon v. Goodwin regarding annexation. In a 6-1 decision, the Court upheld the annexation and provided vital guidance that supports the growth of Kentucky cities.
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 2018.Â