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Bail reform may be on 2020 General Assembly agenda

Bail reform has captured the attention of some high-ranking members of the General Assembly who are calling for potential action on the issue during the 2020 annual legislative session.

Local Official's Guide to Interlocal Agreements

Local governments are working hard to do more with less. Interlocal agreements can help.

NACo Launches Connected and Automated Vehicles Toolkit

The National Association of Counties (NACo) is pleased to launch the Connected and Automated Vehicles Toolkit: A Primer for Counties to provide county leaders with an introduction to the connected and automated vehicles sector and ideas for how counties can engage.

Candidates set for special election in 63rd House District

Local Democrats and Republicans have chosen their nominee for the vacancy in the 63rd House District, created when a northern Kentucky lawmaker resigned her seat earlier this month.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.