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The Political happenings of Madison County, KY

Rep. Stan Lee Pre-Files Bill to Open Oxygen Chambers to Vets with Brain Injuries

Rep. Stan Lee

Today, Rep. Stan Lee, R-Lexington, pre-filed BR 278, the “Colonel Ron Ray Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment Act.” The bill, co-sponsored by Rep. Tim Moore, R-Elizabethtown, would open up Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment (HBOT) to military veterans suffering from Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and would come at no cost to taxpayers.

BR 278 is the result of Mrs. Eunice Ray, the wife of Colonel Ronald D. Ray who was the former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Continue reading Rep. Stan Lee Pre-Files Bill to Open Oxygen Chambers to Vets with Brain Injuries

Helping Kentucky Families

Mitch McConnell

For the last decade, many Kentucky families have been left behind by the Obama economy. It seemed like only the wealthy or the well-connected were able to succeed, leaving the rest behind to struggle through the slowest economic recovery following a major recession since the Great Depression. With stagnating paychecks, vanishing opportunities, and work difficult to find, the pain for far too many Kentucky families has been all too real. Continue reading Helping Kentucky Families

Gov. Bevin Joins in Filing Amicus Brief with U.S. Supreme Court in Key Religious Liberty Case

Matt Bevin

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is joining with West Virginia and 20 other states in filing an amicus brief in support of North Carolina’s writ of certiorari asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review Rowan County v. Lund.

The Bevin Administration along with the states of West Virginia, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin are petitioning the Court to uphold well-established precedents protecting the freedom of prayer before public meetings.

Continue reading Gov. Bevin Joins in Filing Amicus Brief with U.S. Supreme Court in Key Religious Liberty Case

Beshear: Opioid Manufacturer Must Answer for Choosing Profits over Our People

Andy Beshear

In the height of our battle against the abuse of OxyContin, an irresponsible drug company introduced an equally if not more dangerous drug to the market – Opana IR and Opana ER (both oxymorphone).

By 2012, the abuse of Opana ER (extended release) nationally surpassed the abuse of OxyContin, and over the following years, there were four times as many incidents of intentional abuse of Opana ER than OxyContin. Continue reading Beshear: Opioid Manufacturer Must Answer for Choosing Profits over Our People

Beshear to Offer Training on Investigating, Prosecuting Campus Sexual Assaults

Andy Beshear

The training, Nov. 15-17 at Kentucky State University, William Exum Center, 400 East Main St., Frankfort, is for teams of law enforcement, prosecutors and advocates. Beshear will welcome participants to the training at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15.

“Campus sexual assault is far more common than most people realize,” Beshear said. “While one in five women and one in 16 men were sexually assaulted while in college, in 2015 only 36 sexual assaults were reported to law enforcement on Kentucky’s public university campuses.” Continue reading Beshear to Offer Training on Investigating, Prosecuting Campus Sexual Assaults

OP-ED: Tax Reform a Critical Component of Economic Recovery

Gov. Bevin

Recently, our national economy has been rebounding following a long period of tepid recovery. That makes this the perfect time to tackle federal tax reform, and I applaud President Trump for his leadership on this issue.

In the Commonwealth of Kentucky, our administration understands the importance of modernizing our antiquated tax structure in order to make our state more business friendly. Our vision is that Kentucky Continue reading OP-ED: Tax Reform a Critical Component of Economic Recovery

Gov. Matt Bevin Recognizes Sacrifice of Fort Campbell Soldier

Gov. Bevin

Gov. Matt Bevin today recognized the sacrifice of a Fort Campbell Soldier, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Lee M. Smith, 35, of Arlington, Texas, who died while supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

According to the Department of Defense, CW2 Smith died Nov. ‎11 at Camp Taji, Iraq, due to injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, KY. Continue reading Gov. Matt Bevin Recognizes Sacrifice of Fort Campbell Soldier