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July 21, 2021
Kentucky to receive $460 million in opioid settlement agreement
Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced today that Kentucky will receive an estimated $460 million settlement from opioid distributors as part of a $26 billion multi-state agreement between opioid distributors and state attorneys general.

July 16, 2021
Kentucky county needs addressed at annual NACo Conference
Boone County Judge/Executive Gary Moore caps off a challenging yet prosperous year as NACo president with steadfast leadership and vision.

June 25, 2021
Attorney General Advisory: Changes to the Open Records Act and Open Meetings Act 2021
On June 24, the Kentucky Attorney General distributed an Advisory related to changes to the Open Records and Open Meetings Act.

June 03, 2021
Legislative committee hears update on ‘last mile’ broadband expansion project
Pictured: Rep. Ken Fleming, R-Louisville, shares his thoughts on the procurement process for the “last mile” broadband expansion project.

June 02, 2021
New Cleaner Water Grant Program call for projects now open - $150 million for counties
The Cleaner Water Program, a grant program to improve drinking water and wastewater, is part of the $1.3 billion Building a Better Kentucky Plan, which will create 14,500 jobs expanding broadband, delivering clean drinking water and building new schools.

May 10, 2021
New guidance from U.S. Treasury released on the use of American Rescue Plan Act funding
Today, the U.S. Department of Treasury released new guidance on the State and Local Coronavirus Fiscal Recovery Fund (Recovery Fund), part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

April 21, 2021
2021 Legislative Session Review
The 2021 Legislative Session was short but eventful, with legislators addressing many important county issues.

April 20, 2021
General Assembly allocates $300 million for broadband
HB 320 sets aside $250 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds to provide broadband access to unserved and underserved areas in Kentucky and allows electric coops to deploy broadband services.

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