Commonwealth Journal



Except for Louisville-Jefferson County and Lexington-Fayette County, efforts to merge city and county governments have not been successful in Kentucky. The accompanying chart, prepared by the Kentucky League of Cities, is a listing of official merger or consolidation attempts in Kentucky. None was attempts to create a unified local government as is being studied in Pulaski County because statutes governing creation of a unified local government were passed in 2008. According to media reports there have been recent or current citizen-initiated discussions about unification in Hardin, Garrard, Estill and Anderson counties. A spokeswoman for Elizabethtown city government told the Commonwealth Journal merger with Hardin County government is a dead issue. However, the unification committee, Hardin County United, formed in late 2010, is still intact and meets regularly.

News Live
AP Video
Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide