Senator McConnell Welcomes White House ‘Drug Czar’ to Kentucky
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) welcomed Jim Carroll, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), commonly known as the “Drug Czar,” to Kentucky today. Senator McConnell invited Director Carroll to Kentucky to get a close up view of the substance abuse epidemic and the problems we face in the Commonwealth. Continue reading From the Office of Mitch McConnell
On March 7, facilitators from the Kentucky League of Cities guided a listening and design discussion concerning the formation of the City of Berea Strategic Plan. The following includes seven pages of notes that were taken during the session after citizens offered their input. Local residents can still give input at the email addresses or telephone numbers listed at the bottom of this page.
President Trump Delivers on Senator McConnell’s Louisville VAMC Request
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today that President Donald Trump has officially included $481 million — at the Senator’s request — in his Fiscal Year 2020 budget for construction of the new Robley Rex VA Medical Center (VAMC) in Louisville, Kentucky. Of the $481 million, $410 million will go towards construction and $71 million will be used by the Army Corps to manage the project. Continue reading From the Office of Mitch McConnell
OP-ED: Fighting For Life
At least now we have clarity on the issue. Now that the hard left has dropped the pretense of “safe, legal and rare” or “a collection of cells is not a fetus,” we can better see beneath their masks. With the passage of a barbaric new law in New York, we now see that the true agenda of pro-abortion advocates across this nation is the mass murder of innocent babies, even after they have been born and are crying for their mothers. That’s a difficult line to read, much less to allow to sink in to one’s consciousness. Tragically…monstrously, it is an accurate reflection of the liberal position in New York and Virginia, and is sadly true for some liberals in Kentucky as well. Continue reading From the Commonwealth of Kentucky Governor’s Office
SENATOR JARED CARPENTER’S LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
The pace of activity inside the Capitol is picking up as we rapidly approach the end of the 153rd Regular Session. With only a few days left to pass bills, the Kentucky General Assembly has been working in overdrive to develop the best legislative policy for the Commonwealth.
Many big issues have been addressed in this 30-day short session. This was one of our busiest weeks yet, as bills concerning abortion, medical marijuana, and education had Frankfort buzzing with visitors who attended rallies and committee meetings. Continue reading From the Commonwealth of Kentucky Office of Senator Jared Carpenter
Gov. Bevin, Bipartisan Delegation of Legislators Encourage Participation in 2020 Census
Gov. Matt Bevin today joined members of the 2020 Census State Task Force, a bipartisan delegation of state legislators, and stakeholder groups in Frankfort to encourage statewide participation in the 2020 U.S. Census.
“The decennial U.S. Census is a vital undertaking that directly impacts each state’s legislative representation as well as the allocation of federal funds and governmental services,” said Gov. Bevin. “Every single person’s life is only made better by being counted. It’s as simple as that. Through the hard work of Kentuckians across the state, I am confident that we will see increased awareness and maximum participation in the 2020 Census.” Continue reading From the Commonwealth of Kentucky Governor’s Office
Gov. Bevin, Sec. Tilley Talk Criminal Justice with Safe Streets & Second Chances Leaders
Governor Matt Bevin and Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary John Tilley today held a news conference with leaders from the national Safe Streets & Second Chances (S3C) project to discuss the initiative and other criminal justice-focused efforts in the Bluegrass State. Continue reading From the Commonwealth of Kentucky Governor’s Office
How should the City of Berea plan for the future? City officials are hoping to get public input on that question at a Community Listening and Design Session at Madison Southern High School Cafeteria. The two-hour session takes place this Thursday, March 7, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served at the meeting. Continue reading Citizen participation encouraged at Thursday’s strategic plan listening session