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Judge/Executives and sheriffs’ association testify before state Jail and Corrections Reform Task Force

County officials share challenges and fiscal impacts of jails with legislators

Legislative panel discusses upcoming 2021 session

Panelists included KCJEA Executive Director Vince Lang, KMCA Executive Director JC Young, Kentucky Council of Area Development Districts Executive Director Tony Wilder and KACo Legislative Director Shellie Hampton.

State and local elections officials discuss upcoming election with county leaders

Secretary of State Michael Adams and State Board of Elections executive director Jared Dearing joined county clerks for a KACo workshop on administering an election during a pandemic.

County officials testify before state legislative committees

This week, counties were well represented in several legislative committees to discuss the effects of COVID-19 and potential legislation for the 2021 Session.

State Budget Committee gets update on elections costs, corrections financials

Secretary of State Michael Adams and officials with the Department of Corrections testify on COVID impact

Ballot set for election of county trustees on KRS board

The candidates were chosen during Thursday’s quarterly meeting of the Kentucky Retirement Systems (KRS) Board of Trustees.

Notice of Executive Order abolishing Kentucky Claims Commission

Notice of Executive Order (“EO”) 2020-708.

Elections, broadband highlighted at General Assembly committee meetings

Calloway County Judge/Executive Kenneth Imes and KACo's Legislative Director Shellie Hampton testified in front of the Interim Joint Committee on Local Government about the importance of broadband access and affordability.

Laws in effect as of July 15, 2020

According to the Kentucky Constitution, bills passed during a legislative session become law 90 days after the adjournment of the session, which was April 15, 2020.

State budget impacts on counties

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, legislators passed a one-year budget with the assumption that revenues will be much lower than expected.