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The Kentucky Association of Counties

KACo Leadership Institute

The KACo Leadership Institute provides professional and practical education and training for county officials. 


Upcoming web-based classes 

KACo Leadership Institute: Setting Property Tax Rates
July 20, 2021
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. EDT
Register HERE 

Join us for an overview of how fiscal courts set property tax rates each year, including a review of new rules for Special Purpose Governmental Entities (SPGEs). Due to the passage of SB 5 during the 2020 legislative session, SPGEs are now required to submit proposed increases in ad valorem taxes and specific fees, and the levy of new ad valorem taxes or fees to the legislative body of the county or city in which the SPGE is located for review. Approved for 1 hour of HB 810 training credit. 


Tom Crawford, Exec. Director, Division of Local Valuation, Department of Revenue
Tammy Vernon, Branch Manager, Cities and Special Districts, DLG
Bill Pauley, DLG Staff Attorney
Shellie Hampton, KACo Director of Government Affairs
Rich Ornstein, KACo Staff Attorney

KACo Leadership Institute: Solar Farms in Kentucky
July 30, 2021
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. EDT
Register HERE 

This session will cover the basics of solar energy projects in Kentucky, including an overview of solar energy production, regulation and oversight of solar farms and the review process for siting a solar project in a county. Approved for 1 hour of HB 810 training credit. 


Kenya Stump, Executive Director, Kentucky Office of Energy Policy
Kristina Slattery, Deputy Commissioner for Business Development, Cabinet for Economic Development

2021 Class Materials

2020 Class Materials

Kentucky Association of Counties
400 Englewood Drive Frankfort, KY 40601