SENATOR JARED CARPENTER’S LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Jared Carpenter

Over two hundred years ago, our Founding Fathers put their lives on the line to create a new country in which freedom reigned. These men had a vision of a nation unafraid to face its enemies and win. We, the people of the United States, have faced insurmountable odds since our young country’s conception but continue to fight for our God-given rights unique to the United States of America.

The Fourth of July was the day on which the Declaration of Independence was ratified. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, Continue reading SENATOR JARED CARPENTER’S LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

POTUS signs VA bill//McConnell column: Keeping our Commitment to KY’s Veterans

In May, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell welcomed over 80 World War II, Korea, and Vietnam veterans from across Kentucky to Washington, D.C. during their visit with the Honor Flight program.

One of the greatest privileges I have as a U.S. Senator is representing nearly 300,000 veterans who call Kentucky home. Through their selfless service, America’s veterans have earned our admiration and gratitude. They have also earned the right to access the medical care they deserve and were promised through the U.S. Continue reading POTUS signs VA bill//McConnell column: Keeping our Commitment to KY’s Veterans

First Time Since 2011 Berea Council Unanimous On Budget

The Berea City Council approved the 2017-2018 budget in an 8-0 vote on Tuesday.

The budget process differed from past years in that it included a joint meeting with the members of the City of Berea Audit and Finance Committee and the Berea Tourism and Convention Commission. The result was that tourism commissioners fielded suggestions from city officials and ultimately committed funds to projects such as shared use trails and bike paths, as well as pledging more funds for community events. Continue reading First Time Since 2011 Berea Council Unanimous On Budget

Kentucky Horse Park Signs United States Equestrian Federation to Ground Lease at the National Horse Center

The United States Equestrian Federation, Inc. (US Equestrian) and the Kentucky Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet are pleased to announce that the Kentucky Horse Park Commission and US Equestrian have signed a 40-year ground lease on three acres of land, which includes the grant of an option to extend the lease for an additional 40 years at the conclusion of the initial term. Continue reading Kentucky Horse Park Signs United States Equestrian Federation to Ground Lease at the National Horse Center

Unemployment rates down in 74 KY counties in May

Unemployment rates fell in 74 Kentucky counties between May 2016 and May 2017, rose in 28 and stayed the same in 18 counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 3 percent. It was followed by Oldham County, 3.3 Continue reading Unemployment rates down in 74 KY counties in May

Gov. Bevin Makes Appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions

Matt Bevin

Gov. Matt Bevin today made the following appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions:

Laura VanHoose Baker, Laura Marie Perry, Jackie Risden-Smith, Enola Salsman Layton, Rosemarie Young, Connie Cobb, Sara Elizabeth Jennings, Ashley Fishback, Ashley Nicole Mofield, and Kellie Ellis have been appointed to the Read-to-Achieve Council.

Laura VanHoose Baker, of Somerset, is a teacher with Somerset Independent Schools. She shall represent elementary teachers and Continue reading Gov. Bevin Makes Appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions

Important Reminders for Debris Removal, Floodwater Safety Issued from Department for Environmental Protection

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 22, 2017) – Tropical Storm Cindy is due to blow into Kentucky this evening, and could bring with it several inches of rain and damaging winds.

Due to the damage that is possible with this storm, the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) would like to remind everyone that there are specific guidelines for proper disposal of woody and vegetative debris left in the aftermath of Continue reading Important Reminders for Debris Removal, Floodwater Safety Issued from Department for Environmental Protection