The International Museum of the Horse has announced a new series of after-hours events called International Nights at the Museum.
Beginning March 2 from 6-10 p.m., the first event will celebrate the culture, history, and cuisine of India. The night will feature food by Tandoor Fine Indian Cuisine, dance performances by Lakshmi Sriraman of Shree School of Dance, and a special viewing of Julie Wayne’s documentary “From Earth to Earth.” Continue reading KY Horse Park to Host International Nights at the Museum→
Attorney General Andy Beshear today filed suit against one of the nation’s leading opioid distributors for its role in fueling the state’s opioid epidemic by funneling massive amounts of prescription opioids into Kentucky’s communities.
First Lady Glenna Bevin is excited to launch the 2018 Kentucky Derby Poster Contest online with the help of Kentucky Interactive. High school students throughout the Commonwealth will have the opportunity to create the Governor’s Derby Poster, to be displayed in the State Capitol for years to come.
Mrs. Bevin asks high school students to design the poster with this question in mind: “What does the Kentucky Derby look like to you?”
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement on 2-15-2018 following the Senate confirmation of General Norman Arflack to serve as United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Kentucky:
“I would like to congratulate retired Brigadier General Norman Arflack on his confirmation to serve as the U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Kentucky. His impressive record of service to the Commonwealth and the nation, both in the Kentucky National Guard and the Kentucky State Police, have prepared him well for this important position. I would like to once again commend President Trump for this nomination, and I was proud to support General Arflack in the Senate.”
February marks American Heart Month, a time when people are encouraged to take charge of their health and enact a heart-healthy lifestyle to help reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. In the United States, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. And while several factors can increase a person’s risk for developing heart disease, Kentuckians in particular are vulnerable because of our high smoking rates, which are among the highest in the nation. Continue reading Cigarette Tax Increase Will Improve the Health of Kentuckians→
With locally heavy rains forecasted for the Commonwealth over the next week, Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet and state Emergency Management officials are warning residents to watch for possible flash flooding.
With 89,431 miles of rivers and streams, Kentucky is especially susceptible to flood events during sustained, heavy precipitation, especially when the ground is saturated, as it is now.
“Today most House Republicans voted against their communities in favor of the drug companies that have flooded their districts with opioids. Their actions are yet another attempt to hamstring my efforts to drag these multinational drug companies into a Kentucky court to answer to our people. Kentucky families support my efforts to address our drug epidemic and to hold these drug companies responsible, and that’s what I will continue to do.” – Attorney General Andy Beshear.
In accordance with the proclamation by U.S. President Donald Trump, and with respect for those who lost their lives in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Gov. Matt Bevin has directed both American and state flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff beginning immediately until sunset on Feb. 19 to honor the victims and their families.
Attorney General Andy Beshear today announced the arrest of a 22-year-old Louisville woman on human trafficking charges as part of a joint investigation with Louisville Metro Police Department.
Abigail Varney was arrested Feb. 13 and charged with two counts of human trafficking with both victims under 18 years of age; two counts of possession or viewing of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor; two counts of promoting a sexual performance by a minor; two counts of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor; and drug paraphernalia. Continue reading Beshear: Louisville Woman Arrested on Human Trafficking Charges→
Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Department of Criminal Investigations today announced a spa manager has been charged for allegedly promoting prostitution (two or more prostitutes) out of the Blue Accu Spa in Carrollton.
Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Office of Special Prosecutions announced the indictment of a Clinton County man for firing a handgun in the home of his estranged wife, while their son was present.
Emmanuel Belt, nominated by Gov. Matt Bevin to serve as the Kentucky State Director for the Selective Service System (SSS), was officially appointed and sworn in by U.S. SSS Director Donald Benton in a ceremony at the State Capitol yesterday.
As State Director, Belt will serve as liaison between the Selective Service System and the Governor’s Office. He will represent the Governor and the Selective Service Director regarding agency matters in the Commonwealth.
Road work will begin February 19, 2018 on the US 25/Richmond Road widening project. The project will include an improved roadway, sidewalks, & bicycle path. There may be brief periods when flagmen will stop motorists as the work initially begins. The anticipated completion date is June 30, 2019.