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The Political happenings of Madison County, KY

McConnell Helps Bring Dental Care to Rural Kentucky Students

Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today the Cumberland Family Medical Center (CFMC) in Burkesville, Kentucky received a $300,000 competitive federal grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Oral Health Infrastructure (OHI) program. CFMC, a Federally Qualified Health Center serving families in south-central and north-central Kentucky, plans to use the grant resources to purchase portable equipment for its school-based health centers, which provide preventative oral health care to rural students.

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City of Berea Strategic Plan Meeting

Citizens of Berea will get their first glimpse of the framework for the City of Berea Strategic Plan on Monday evening at 5:30 p.m. at the Russel Acton Folk Center, 212 Jefferson Street.

The event is a special called meeting of the Berea City Council, and the discussion will be led by facilitators from the Kentucky League of Cities.

The meeting is another opportunity for local residents to share their ideas about the city’s 5-year strategic plan.

Senator McConnell Secures Funding for KY Defense Priorities

Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today that the Senate Appropriations Committee approved his request to fund chemical weapons destruction operations at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Madison County, Kentucky. The Defense Appropriations bill also contains Senator McConnell’s request to provide continued funding for the Kentucky National Guard’s counter-drug operations in Eastern Kentucky.

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Gov. Bevin, KSP Announced Statewide Victims Assistance Program

Gov. Matt Bevin today joined with Kentucky State Police, the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, and the federal Office of Justice Programs, within the Department of Justice, to announce a new initiative that will provide trained advocates at every KSP post to support and assist victims of crime.

KSP is among the first state police agencies to implement this program on a statewide basis.

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Senator McConnell Secures Funding for Important Energy and Water Infrastructure in Kentucky

Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today the Senate Appropriations Committee, of which he is a senior member, approved an energy security and water infrastructure bill including increased federal funding for projects in Kentucky. The Energy & Water Appropriations Bill provides critical resources Senator McConnell secured for several Kentucky energy, water infrastructure, and economic development programs, including:

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