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Thu October 16, 2008
Kentucky League of Cities Convention Begins
By Carrie Pond
Louisville, KY – The ripple effect of the national economy on local governments is expected to dominate the discussion at the Kentucky League of Cities Convention and Expo that begins today at Louisville's Kentucky International Convention Center. About 800 local and state government leaders from across the Commonwealth, including many from across western Kentucky, are expected to attend the three-day event. K-L-C Executive Director Sylvia Lovely says conference participants will also talk about the upcoming state legislative session, environmental issues and adjusting to population shifts.
"Cities, as you know are the engine of growth in Kentucky, as more people are living in cities than outside of cities, and they need to come together, because the same time we're experiencing all the expense loads and declining revenues is the very same time we need to be building quality of life issues for a population that can live and work anywhere."
Governor Steve Beshear will address the group Friday morning.