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Department for Local Government
1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 340
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 573-2382
Toll Free
(800) 346-5606
(800) 648-6056
(502) 573-2939


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Welcome to the Department for Local Government


The Department for Local Government (DLG), under the Office of the Governor, provides financial help in the way of grant and loan assistance, as well as advising local governments in matters of budget, personnel and other issues relevant to those entities.


  • Newly Elected Officials Training


    Newly Elected Officials Training

    Attention all Newly Elected Officials……..Please plan on attending this year’s Newly Elected Officials Training December 10-12 at the Galt House in beautiful downtown Louisville. This 3 day training will provide you in-depth information regarding your duties as an elected official. Also, you will have the opportunity to network with your colleagues and learn from one another. You can register for t...(MORE)

  • Governor Beshear presents 2014
    Spirit of Kentucky Award to Kentucky Connected


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    Governor Beshear and Commissioner Wilder join the many partners involved in KentuckyConnected, the winning nomination for the 2014 Spirit of Kentucky Award, at the Governor’s Local Issues Conference, Thursday, August 28th
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    Governor Steven Beshear, Judge/Executive Ken McFarland of Gallatin County, Judge/Executive Carolyn Keith of Owen County, Judge/Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson of Carroll County, Judge/Executive John Logan Brent of Henry County, and Judge/Executive David Voegele of Oldham County

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 28, 2014) – Governor Steve Beshear and Department for Local Government (DLG) Commissioner Tony Wilder today presented the 2014 Spirit of Kentucky Award to Kentucky Connected, a public-private regional partnership consisting of counties located between the Greater Cincinnati and Louisville metro areas, along the I-71 corridor. The award was presented as part of the 39th Annua...(MORE)

  • ‘Rails-to-Trails’ contract signed


    ‘Rails-to-Trails’ contract signed

    Members of the Tri-Cities Heritage Development Board approved a contract between themselves and Natural Resources Properties (NRP) to provide a “Rail Trail” from Cumberland to Lynch at a meeting held on Wednesday moving the Tri-City closer to receiving a Trail Town designation. Rail trails are trails made from abandoned railroad corridors. These trails improve communities by providing recreatio...(MORE)

  • Council Created to Assist Communities
    Impacted by Natural Disasters


    Council Created to Assist Communities Impacted by Natural Disasters

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 31, 2014) - Gov. Steve Beshear signed an executive order establishing the Council for Community Recovery and Resiliency or CCRR, a new group that will provide support, leadership and guidance to Kentucky communities drastically impacted by natural disasters. The CCRR will be administratively attached to the Department for Local Government. During Beshear’s administration, K...(MORE)

  • Bracken recreation trails to open in September


    Bracken recreation trails to open in September

    BROOKSVILLE | Trails are cut, markers are up and in a little over a month the Bracken County Equine and Pedestrian trails systems will open to the public, county officials said Wednesday. Winding through shady woods and into the sunlight surrounding and adjacent to two fishing areas on the property near Gillespie Lane, off Kentucky 9, the trails offer a leisurely path for riders and a variety o...(MORE)

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