Officials say a revitalization project that has targeted a 20-block area of Paducah stands as a model for Kentucky neighborhoods that are trying to deal with drug use, gang activity, litter and excessive noise.
Local option sales tax legislation won just enough House votes today, to send the measure to the Kentucky Senate. The constitutional amendment measure is a high priority of the Kentucky League of Cities.
The Kentucky League of Cities is heading to Frankfort this week with a full legislative agenda. Near the top are two long standing issues: stabilization of funding for emergency 9-1-1 services, and giving cities the option of pursuing a local sales tax. League Executive Director Jon Steiner says it's all about flexibility.
The financially troubled Kentucky School Boards Insurance Trust, or KSBIT will disband this summer, meaning school districts will have to find new providers for workers compensation, property and liability insurance policies.
Kentucky’s system for classifying its cities is antiquated, illogical and should be changed. That’s the recommendation of a Kentucky League of Cities task force that’s been looking into the issue for the past two years. Midway mayor Tom Bozarth chairs the panel. He says the current structure of six classifications is like a caste system that restricts home rule in many cities.
The Kentucky League of Cities has elected Mayfield Mayor Teresa Cantrell to the group’s Executive Board. The new position comes after her election to the KLC’s Board of Directors last year. Cantrell will continue to serve in her previous position as well as the new one. She says the top two items on the upcoming KLC agenda are Retirement Reform and City Revenue Issues.