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July 21, 2023
Gov. Beshear declares state of emergency after widespread flooding
Western Kentucky counties impacted, as well as areas in Central and Eastern Kentucky (file photo above)
July 19, 2023
Counties directly eligible for $5.5 billion in infrastructure grants through USDOT
The USDOT NOFO packages the Rural Surface Transportation Block Grant Program, Mega grants and INFRA grants into a common application that allows counties to submit a single application.
July 07, 2023
CYBER SCAM ALERT: Scammers target counties to change payroll information
Recently, counties have been targeted by scammers to change payroll information, redirecting funds into the scammer’s account.
July 07, 2023
County Unemployment Rates: May 2023
In May 2023, Kentucky county unemployment rates ranged from a low of 2.8 in Carroll County and 3.0 in Spencer and Woodford to a high of 8.9 in Magoffin County and 7.9 in Elliott and Martin (not seasonally adjusted).
July 07, 2023
More than $6.2 million will benefit Harlan County
Awards support cleaner water, tourism, law enforcement and more
July 05, 2023
Attorneys provide overview of Kentucky's annexation laws
Lawmakers hold first meeting of annexation task force
June 29, 2023
$74 million going back to coal-producing communities, marking 10-year high in coal severance funds to counties
Today, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that in Fiscal Year 2023, Kentucky’s coal-producing communities will receive more than $74 million in coal severance tax funds, which marks the most money allocated to these communities in 10 years.
June 27, 2023
U.S. Department of the Interior announces PILT payments to counties for 2023
On June 15, the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) announced that $578.8 million will be distributed to counties in 2023 through the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program. Kentucky will receive $3,211,609 in FY 2023.
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