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Welcome to the official website of the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo)
Since its creation in 1974, KACo has been representing the needs of county government in legislative matters and offering a variety of services to promote the progress of county government.
KACo serves all 120 counties of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. As a service organization, KACo is dedicated to providing assistance to its members and political subdivisions to improve county government.
Kentucky Association of Counties
400 Englewood Drive
Frankfort, KY 40601
502-223-7667 • 800-264-5226
Recycled tire asphalt grants available to counties
Packets will be sent by email to county judge/executives and solid waste coordinators.Read More...
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday, April 29.
In 2016, Kentucky had 50 collection sites totaling 9,752 pounds.Read More...
Annual unemployment rates fell in 86 Kentucky counties in 2016
Woodford County lowest in the Commonwealth at 3.2 percent.Read More...
KY Income Tax Return Processing Update
Department of Revenue has received 1,667,392 returns; average refund amount is $388.Read More...
2017 SOAR Summit to be held Aug. 4
Shaping Our Appalachian Region meeting in Pikeville. Read More...
Excessive Force in Correctional Facilties
On December 21, 2016, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals of decided Ward v. Smith et al.[i], which is instructive concerning law pertaining to excessive force on convicted inmates of correctional facilities under the Eighth Amendment.Read More...
$4,000 grants available from Waste Tire Trust Fund
Grant packets being sent by email to county judge/executives and solid waste coordinators.Read More...
Using Force on Persons in Medical Emergencies
Applying the Graham factors to a medical emergency “is equivalent to a baseball player entering the batter’s box with two strikes already against him.”Read More...
The Fourth Amendment and False Arrest
On January 4, 2017, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals of decided Pegg v. Herrnberger[i], in which the court discussed the Fourth Amendment as it relates to false arrest, minor offenses, and excessive force. The relevant facts of Pegg...Read More...
LRC News: 2017 General Assembly ends
Most of 130 bills passed will go into effect in late June. Read More...
LRC News: General Assembly overrides vetoes issued by Gov. Bevin
Senate Bill 91, Senate Joint Resolution 57 and House Bill 540, and a portion of House Bill 471 pass into law.Read More...
PVA examination to be given Nov. 17
Pre-registration now open; must file by Oct. 1 for exam.Read More...
The Overtime Rule
In 2014, President Obama directed the Secretary of Labor to update the overtime regulations to reflect the original intent of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and to simplify and modernize...Read More...
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