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8/15/2019

2019-2020 County Insurance Premium Tax Rates

Forty-four counties have an insurance premium tax for fiscal year 2020 in at least one category (fire, casualty/liability, vehicle, inland marine, health, life or other risks).
8/9/2019

Pence comes to Ky. with $9M in federal grants to battle opioids

Vice President Mike Pence, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, and Congressman Hal Rogers, R-Somerset, joined Gov. Matt Bevin in southeastern Kentucky.
8/5/2019

49 counties to receive more than $13.5 million in excess coal severance tax revenue

Gov. Matt Bevin announced today that more than $15 million in excess coal severance tax revenue will be distributed to 49 counties and 122 municipalities that qualify to receive funds from the Local Government Economic Assistance Fund (LGEAF) coal severance program.
7/26/2019

Special session ends with passage of rate freeze for health departments, other quasi agencies

Health departments, regional universities and other quasi-governmental agencies will continue to pay a lower pension contribution rate as a result of the work of the General Assembly during this week’s special session.
7/26/2019

What you can do to fight spread of Hepatitis A in your county

Health officials are urging county officials to be more active and increase prevention measures for the Hepatitis A virus that is continuing to spread through county jails, local restaurants and essentially throughout the state.
7/24/2019

E-cig tax proposed to help solve Kentucky's struggling pension system

Rep. Jerry Miller (R-Louisville) proposed a new bill that would tax e-cigarettes and products like chewing tobacco and snuff by 27.5% of the wholesale price, which is similar to the tax on traditional cigarettes.
7/24/2019

Pension bill for quasi agencies signed into law

Gov. Matt Bevin signs House Bill 1, pension bill for county health departments and other quasi-governmental agencies, into law, ending the special session.
7/22/2019

Ky. House passes pension bill for quasi-governmental agencies

The Kentucky House passes a pension relief bill for county health departments and other quasi-governmental agencies in a 52-46 vote Monday, July 22.
7/18/2019

As the Kentucky legislature's special pension session begins, here's what you need to know

Gov. Matt Bevin will call the Kentucky General Assembly into special session at 8 a.m. Friday to pass a pension proposal. Here’s a look at the special session and the issue lawmakers want to address.
7/10/2019

House leader says special session on pension-relief may start July 19

House Majority Leader John "Bam" Carney said legislative leaders have informed members and Gov. Matt Bevin that "July 19 is the most likely date to start the session."