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New laws for Kentucky starting July 14

Most of the laws passed by the General Assembly during the 2018 Regular Session will go into effect on Saturday, July 14. There are various laws including everything from breweries, bicycles and brides.

Is your county ready for the new sales tax on services?

Counties now required to collect sales taxes on a variety of services

Win for counties: Supreme Court sales tax decision

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states and local governments can require vendors with no physical presence in the state to collect and remit existing sales taxes on remote or online purchases.

Pension Bill ruled unconstitutional

Franklin Circuit Court ruled that the 2018 pension reform bill, Senate Bill 151, is unconstitutional for two reasons.

Boyd County passes mandatory Hepatitis A vaccination

New Boyd County Hepatitis A ordinance goes into effect July 1.

Quiz: Test your knowledge on Kentucky's new sales tax

Kentucky's new sales tax law goes into effect July 1, 2018, but do you know enough about it?

Audits: fiscal courts pay more; county clerks, sheriffs could pay less

What counties pay for audits are changing. Fiscal courts will notice the biggest difference. The state auditor wants two offices to pay less.

Sports wagering legislation being crafted for 2019 General Assembly

Legislation is being proposed for the 2019 General Assembly to allow sports wagering in Kentucky.

County employee retirements up in 2018

The number of people entering retirement in the County Employees Retirement System (CERS) is up in 2018. An additional 504 employees retired in fiscal year 2018 – which ends this month – compared to 2017.

Pension update shows some improvement

Assets in the Kentucky Retirement Systems have increased by $905 million so far this fiscal year with investment gains topping $1 billion year to date, officials told the state’s pension oversight board yesterday.