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The Political happenings of Madison County, KY

From the Office of Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell

McConnell Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Resolution to Combat International Parental Child Abduction

Today, U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced a bipartisan Senate resolution that designates April 2019 as “Countering International Parental Child Abduction” month and instructs the federal government to educate state and local law enforcement about the issue and how to combat it. The resolution is co-sponsored by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), John Cornyn (R-TX), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Marco Rubio (R-FL). Continue reading From the Office of Mitch McConnell

Berea City Council approves appointments for commissions, legislative committees

On Tuesday, the Berea City Council approved Mayor Bruce Fraley’s appointments and re-appointments for both city commissions and standing legislative council committees. Chuck Conley (left) and George Wyatt were re-appointed to the Madison County Airport Board.

The Berea City Council approved the re-appointment of citizens to local commissions, but there were also some new names among those tapped to serve.

Mayor Bruce Fraley re-appointed Madison County Airport Board members Chuck Conley and George Wyatt, both of whom made presentations Tuesday regarding to progress of airport improvement efforts. Continue reading Berea City Council approves appointments for commissions, legislative committees

FROM THE OFFICE OF SENATOR JARED CARPENTER

Jared Carpenter

SENATOR JARED CARPENTER’S LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

The first week of the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2019 Regular Session is in the books. We had a productive few days in Frankfort and leave in good spirits about what is to come this session.

This week, the Senate’s activity involved some procedural measures. We welcomed everyone back to Frankfort to swear in members and confirm the Senate Leadership.  Senator Robert Stivers (R-Manchester) will remain the Senate President and Senator David Givens (R-Greensburg) will serve as the new Senate President Pro Tempore. We were also thrilled to officially welcome Senator Matt Castlen (R-Owensboro) and Senator Robby Mills (R-Henderson) as our newest members. Other tasks included confirming new committee appointments and adopting the Senate rules for the 2019 session.

Continue reading FROM THE OFFICE OF SENATOR JARED CARPENTER

Surplus Auction

The City of Berea is conducting an online Surplus Auction of various vehicles and other equipment. Bidding ends on January 24, 2019. For detailed item information and bidding, please visit:

https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.AdvSearchResultsNew&searchPg=Classic&inv_num=&category=00&kWord=&kWordSelect=2&sortBy=ad&agency=5899&state=&country=&locID=&timing=bySimple&locationType=state&timeType=&timingWithin=1

For questions, please call Berea Public Works at 859-986-8792.

McConnell Statement on President Trump’s Oval Office Address

Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding tonight’s Oval Office address from President Trump:

“Tonight, President Trump reaffirmed his commitment to addressing the humanitarian and security crisis at our nation’s southern border. His proposal to increase security through physical barriers suits the reality on the ground. It’s what career Border Patrol experts support and are asking for. And it simply builds on earlier legislation that Senate Democrats like then-Senator Obama, then-Senator Clinton, and Senator Schumer previously supported with enthusiasm. Continue reading McConnell Statement on President Trump’s Oval Office Address

From the Office of Senator McConnell: Kentucky Benefits from Clout in Washington

Mitch McConnell

Throughout 2018, I worked with my colleagues and President Trump to accomplish a great deal across Kentucky – from Paducah to Pikeville. We legalized industrial hemp, opening new doors of opportunity for farmers. We bolstered funding for our military and our veterans. And we helped protect families from the scourge of the opioid epidemic and the terrors of human trafficking.

My most important responsibility is representing you as Kentucky’s senior Senator. Hearing from families like yours, I’ve continued to make delivering for you a national priority, and I’d like to share with you just a few examples of my work. Continue reading From the Office of Senator McConnell: Kentucky Benefits from Clout in Washington