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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 Statement on Border Security, DACA legislation

Mitch McConnell

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued the following statement regarding ongoing discussions on border security and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA):

“As Congress debates the best ways to address illegal immigration through strong border security and interior enforcement, DACA should be part of those discussions. We look forward to receiving the Trump administration’s legislative proposal as we continue our work on these issues.” Continue reading McConnell Statement on Border Security, DACA legislation

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

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

September is National Preparedness Month

As part of the 52 Weeks of Public Health campaign, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), is reminding the public that households, businesses and communities can increase their preparedness by following the four simple steps of Be Ready, Be Steady, Show and Go! during September – National Preparedness Month (NPM). Continue reading September is National Preparedness Month

KY Division of Forestry Rushes to Help Texas

Two 20-person interagency fire crews made up of Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF), Division of Mine Permits, and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), personnel are leaving today for the hurricane stricken areas of Texas.

Although KDF firefighters are best known for their wildland fire suppression skills, they also have experience responding to all types of hazards and emergency scenarios, including the aftermath of hurricanes and severe storms. Continue reading KY Division of Forestry Rushes to Help Texas