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The Political happenings of Madison County, KY

Senate Confirms Russell Coleman of KY to be U.S. Attorney

Russell Coleman

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement today following the Senate confirmation of Russell Coleman of Kentucky to serve as the United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky:

“I congratulate Russell Coleman on his confirmation as the United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky. His previous experiences in law enforcement have prepared him for this new role, and our communities will benefit from his leadership. I am grateful that he is willing to serve the Commonwealth and the country once again. Russell is a talented public servant, and I know that he will make us proud.”

MCCONNELL COLUMN/Bringing KY Priorities to Washington

Mitch McConnell

During the month of August, I traveled across Kentucky meeting with constituents to hear their concerns, to update them on the Senate’s business and to ask how I can assist them in Washington. I value the time I spend with my fellow Kentuckians, and these conversations at home help me serve my constituents in Washington.

I had the opportunity to visit with many hardworking men and women throughout the Commonwealth and discuss their industry-specific concerns. At the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Continue reading MCCONNELL COLUMN/Bringing KY Priorities to Washington

McConnell, Barr Help Secure $2.62 Million for Substance Abuse Treatment Programs for KY Women and their Children

Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY-06) announced today that Chrysalis House, Inc. (CHI) in Lexington, Kentucky has received a $2.62 million competitive federal grant which will help CHI provide expanded comprehensive, high-quality residential substance abuse treatment for low-income, pregnant or postpartum women and their children. Additionally, this funding will allow CHI to provide outpatient services for children, such as counseling regarding substance abuse prevention, and targeted outreach in Kentucky to thousands of women and extended family members. Continue reading McConnell, Barr Help Secure $2.62 Million for Substance Abuse Treatment Programs for KY Women and their Children

Gov. Bevin Applauds Ruling by Federal Court Upholding Right to Prayer at Public Meetings

Matt Bevin

Gov. Matt Bevin applauded a federal court ruling last week that upholds the Constitutional right to prayer during public meetings.

The Bevin Administration had filed an amicus brief in the case of Bormuth v. County of Jackson (Michigan), which was before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. At issue was County’s practice of opening their monthly Board of Commissioners meetings in prayer.

Continue reading Gov. Bevin Applauds Ruling by Federal Court Upholding Right to Prayer at Public Meetings

Gov. Bevin Recognizes Promotion of 75 KSP Officers

Matt Bevin

Gov. Matt Bevin joined Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rick Sanders to recognize the promotion of 75 agency officers at a ceremony held Sept. 7 in Lexington. Four majors, 12 captains, 20 lieutenants and 39 sergeants were commissioned.

Gov. Bevin advised the officers to lead by example.

“Lead with integrity and with a sense of urgency,” he said. “Live each day to the fullest and leave everything on the battlefield. Don’t ever Continue reading Gov. Bevin Recognizes Promotion of 75 KSP Officers