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Proposed amendment that would give local government more tax options passes first hurdle

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today A proposed constitutional amendment that would set the stage for local governments to change to a more consumption-based taxing system passed its first legislative test on Thursday. Rep. Michael Meredith, R-Oakland, is sponsor of the legislation that has more than 50 bipartisan co-sponsors. He told the House Elections, Constitutional Amendments and Intergovernmental Affairs...

Five individuals, four organizations to receive 2018-19 Governor’s Award for the Arts Sept. 10

Five Kentuckians and four Kentucky organizations will receive the state’s top honors in the arts on Sept. 10 in Frankfort when Gov. Matt Bevin presents the 2018-19 Governor’s Awards in the Arts. The Governor’s Awards in the Arts recognize individuals and organizations making extraordinary and significant contributions to the arts in Kentucky. Awards go to artists, arts organizations, art critics,...