Kentucky City Magazine

Kentucky City is the official publication of the Kentucky League of Cities. The magazine is produced five times per year and distributed to nearly 7,000 mayors, city managers, clerks, and city department heads and other leaders throughout Kentucky, including legislators.

    2023 City Officials Legal Handbook

    The City Officials Legal Handbook covers the legal issues that matter most to city officials in an easy-to-read narrative format. Topics include annexation, incompatible offices, personnel matters, ethics, ordinances, open meetings and open records, public purpose spending, budgeting, auditing, and planning and zoning. The 2023 edition not only updates core topics but also provides the information you need.  

    You can purchase a 2023 City Officials Legal Handbook here.

    KLC Disaster

    The KLC Disaster Preparedness & Response Handbook provides recommendations and guidelines for various essential public offices and services. It is designed to be a rip-and-run publication with position-specific sections that city officials can print individually. 

    2018 Local Government Code Enforcement Handbook

    The Kentucky League of Cities is excited to offer the 2018 Local Government Code Enforcement Handbook. Included in this handbook are model ordinances for cities seeking to establish code enforcement boards, full-text copies of the updated state statutes governing code enforcement, an explanation of the code enforcement process, and model forms designed to assist cities in developing customized forms for official use. Order the 2018 Local Government Code Enforcement Handbook

    Kentucky Alcohol Statutes and Regulations: A Guide from KLC Municipal Law & Training

    This user-friendly guide is a full resource regarding ABC laws in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  Download the guide

    TODAY’S KENTUCKY CITY: A Comprehensive Analysis of City Operations

    "TODAY’S KENTUCKY CITY: A Comprehensive Analysis of City Operations” combines data and information from more than 100 sources and citations. The 2020 publication offers a large amount of data on some of the most frequently asked questions about cities and how they operate in order to provide policymakers, local decision-makers, members of the media, and others a better understanding of Kentucky’s municipalities.


    KLC DirectLine

    KLC members may receive KLC DirectLine, our bi-weekly online newsletter at no charge. KLC DirectLine is geared to provide a variety of timely information and is distributed to officials and employees of KLC member cities.

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    Legislative Bulletins and Alerts

    KLC’s legislative team needs member participation to advocate in the best interest of cities and achieve positive results. To keep members informed minute to minute, our legislative team provides weekly legislative bulletins and ongoing email alerts as needed during the legislative session. 

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