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911 texting service available in four counties

Four Kentucky counties can now text 911 during an emergency situation, but only if a voice call is not possible or safe.

2019 Legislative Session in Review

County advocates fought hard for county government during the 2019 session, taking on issues that included transportation funding, public pensions and protection of local revenue.

Six counties to undergo post-election audits

The Kentucky Attorney General's office will perform post-election audits on Bourbon, Carter, Fleming, Marion, Muhlenberg and Scott counties.

State property tax calendar a challenge, officials say

County officials explain the complex schedule of property taxes to the Interim Joint Committee on Local Government.

Bevin’s changes to pension bill haven’t changed anyone’s mind, House speaker says

House members want to ensure that Tier 1 and Tier 2 employees of health departments and other quasi-governmental agencies have the option to retain their current benefits.

Bevin says he agreed to pension proposal changes

Bevin signaled on Monday that he has agreed to changes to his pension-relief plan that would impact county health departments.

Bevin: 'Onus' on lawmakers to muster votes for pension plan

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said Thursday it's up to the GOP-led legislature to muster the votes needed to pass his pension-relief plan in a special legislative session he wants to convene.

Bill puts felony charge on strangulation

Gov. Matt Bevin held a bill signing ceremony on Tuesday for legislation approved by the 2019 General Assembly that specifically makes strangulation a felony.

Alternative funding plans for pension systems discussed

Two alternatives to funding the state’s ailing pension systems were discussed during a meeting of the Public Pension Oversight Board on Monday.

U.S. Department of Labor proposes new overtime pay rule

The U.S. Department of Labor has proposed a new rule that will increase the salary threshold for those receiving overtime pay. Final comments are due by May 21, 2019.