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FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

Andy Beshear

​​Beshear: Fourth Motion to Dismiss Denied in Opioid Lawsuits

Attorney General Andy Beshear announced today that four of his nine lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors have withstood motions to dismiss and are moving forward in Kentucky courtrooms.

Most recently, Judge Johnny Ray Harris issued an order denying AmerisourceBergen’s motion to dismiss on Monday, April 1, in Floyd Circuit Court. Continue reading FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

Wickliffe Mounds to Present a Nature Fair

Learn about the natural environment with outdoor demonstrations during Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site’s Nature Fair on Saturday, April 27.

The free event is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and coincides near Earth Day. Activities will include the “Wildlife of Kentucky” with LBL Woodlands Nature Station’s live animals display, a talk with a Kentucky Division of Forestry forest ranger about trees and forest Continue reading Wickliffe Mounds to Present a Nature Fair

FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

Beshear: Fraudulent Medical Billing Scams Targeting Kentuckians

Following reports from Kentuckians, Attorney General Andy Beshear has issued a scam alert to warn of medical billing scams targeting families.

Louisville residents have reported a suspicious van driving around paying Medicaid participants $20 for a DNA sample and health insurance information, while other senior Kentuckians are receiving calls offering medical devices through Medicare. One Warren County senior reported $1,300 in medical bills for back braces that were not medically necessary. Continue reading FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

Kentucky Congressional Delegation Supports Governor’s Request for Federal Disaster Declaration

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senator Rand Paul, and Representatives Hal Rogers (KY-05), John Yarmuth (KY-03), Brett Guthrie (KY-02), Thomas Massie (KY-04), Andy Barr (KY-06), and James Comer (KY-01) sent a letter to President Donald Trump expressing their support for Governor Matt Bevin’s request for a federal disaster declaration for Kentucky. Continue reading Kentucky Congressional Delegation Supports Governor’s Request for Federal Disaster Declaration

From the Commonwealth of Kentucky Governor’s Office

Gov. Bevin

Gov. Bevin Requests Presidential Disaster Declaration for 58 Kentucky Counties Impacted by Flooding

Gov. Matt Bevin last week sent a letter to President Donald Trump, requesting a Presidential Disaster Declaration for 58 Kentucky counties that were impacted during a severe weather event in February and March. The system produced extended episodes of strong winds and torrential rain which caused flooding, flash flooding, landslides, and mudslides. Continue reading From the Commonwealth of Kentucky Governor’s Office

From the Commonwealth of Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

KYTC drives attention to work zone safety during construction season

As warm weather sweeps across the Commonwealth bringing signs of spring, motorists can expect to see orange cones and flashing lights on roadways as construction and maintenance activities resume. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is driving attention to National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) – April 8-12 – to encourage motorists to take a vested interest in work zone safety by slowing down and driving without distractions in active work zones.

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From the Commonwealth of Kentucky Governor’s Office

Matt Bevin

Gov. Bevin, Kentuckians Win Major Pro-Life Legal Victory Today

Gov. Matt Bevin and the people of the Commonwealth today won a major pro-life legal victory, as a federal appeals court upheld the constitutionality of House Bill 2 (2017). HB 2 requires an abortion provider to provide mothers with an ultrasound and the opportunity to receive a description of what it depicts, as well as the opportunity to hear the fetal heartbeat, before she chooses to terminate her pregnancy.

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Sixth Annual Cowboy Up for a Cure Rodeo Returns to Alltech Arena

Lexington, KY- The Cowboy Up for a Cure Rodeo, presented by Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center at Jack Kain Ford, returns to the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena, on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 7pm.

Gates will open at 6pm and attendees can enjoy our children’s activity center or shop for rodeo style apparel at one of the many vendors on-hand.

Award-winning, professional rodeo entertainment will be provided by 3 Bar J Rodeo of Union City, Indiana, with a field of over 200 entrants. Continue reading Sixth Annual Cowboy Up for a Cure Rodeo Returns to Alltech Arena

From the Commonwealth of Kentucky Lieutenant Governor’s Office

Ten Teams Headed to the Finals of the 3rd Annual Lieutenant Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge

Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton hosted three regional competitions of the 3rd Annual Lieutenant Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge (LGEC) on March 26-28, 2019. A business pitch competition open to all Kentucky high school students, the LGEC has seen over 1600 participants in its three-year history. Teams compete for scholarships that can be used any Kentucky post-secondary institution including colleges and trade schools. Kentucky business professionals serve as judges, evaluating each team’s business plan, marketing video, oral presentation and trade show display. Continue reading From the Commonwealth of Kentucky Lieutenant Governor’s Office

From the Kentucky State Treasurer Office

ALLISON BALL

Treasurer Allison Ball’s Three Year Push for Improved Financial Literacy Culminates in Creation of Financial Empowerment Commission

HB 139, the bill seeking to establish the Kentucky Financial Empowerment Commission to bring greater financial empowerment to Kentuckians at no cost to taxpayers, is now law, according to a statement released by Kentucky State Treasurer Allison Ball’s Office.

“The Financial Empowerment Commission is an important step towards improving the financial empowerment of Kentuckians and I am proud to see it become law,” Treasurer Allison Ball said. Continue reading From the Kentucky State Treasurer Office

US 25 Yard Sale

Mark your calendars for June 6, 7, and 8th, 2019 as the US 25 Yard Sale, returns to Kentucky and Tennessee. The event will start at Clinton, Tennessee and will terminate at Richwood, Kentucky, the total route trip about 325 miles. The event remains one of the 10 longest yard sale events in America. Check out our website for links to each community at us25yardsale.com. The areas from Berea to Corbin in the south and in Grant County in Northern Kentucky are usually the busiest. But we hear of treasures found at any of the dozens of tiny hamlets along the way. Continue reading US 25 Yard Sale

WOLF CREEK NATIONAL FISH HATCHERY 2019 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

APRIL
April 09: Friends of Wolf Creek NFH Monthly Meeting 5 PM CDT (Russell County SKRECC)
April 13: 2nd Saturday Fly Fishing Clinics: Two hour sessions, Must Pre-register – 10 AM and 1 PM CDT
April 13: Trout Trot 5K – 8 AM registration, 9 AM race start CDT – early registration ends March 28
April 13: Trout Fest – Friends of Wolf Creek NFH – details TBA
April 27: Earth Day Event: Free Family Event – 9 AM – 1 PM CDT
April 28: Offsite event: Somerset Community College Earth Day Event – details TBA Continue reading WOLF CREEK NATIONAL FISH HATCHERY 2019 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

From the Commonwealth of Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Gov. Bevin joins Secretary Chao, Congressman Rogers to celebrate $25 million BUILD investment for Pulaski county interchange, road widening

Gov. Matt Bevin today joined U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao, U.S. Representative Hal Rogers, Kentucky Transportation Secretary Greg Thomas and local officials in Somerset to celebrate $25 million in federal funds for an interchange improvement and road widening project on KY 461 in Pulaski County. A $59.5 million Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) federal grant was awarded to the Pulaski County Fiscal Court, Calloway County Fiscal Court, and Owensboro Riverport Authority in December 2018. Continue reading From the Commonwealth of Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

KSP Conducts Death Investigation After Human Remains Found in Lincoln County

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was called just before 1:00 pm yesterday afternoon in reference to possible human remains that were located under the Norfolk Southern Bridge off of Tunnel Creek Road in a rural area of Lincoln County.

KSP Post 7 investigators responded to the scene, and located the remains of a man that had severely decomposed. The remains were removed by the Lincoln County Coroner, and taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort for an autopsy. As a result of the initial investigation, the deceased has been identified as Patrick W. Cook, 57 years old of Waynesburg, KY, who was reported as missing in December to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.

The ongoing death investigation is being conducted by KSP Post 7 Detective Frank Thornberry.

Death Investigation

On Saturday, March 30, 2019 at approximately 1:04 AM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London was notified by the Laurel County 911 Center of a residential structure fire with a fatality at a residence located in the Marvin Gardens Mobile Home Park in Laurel County.

KSP Arson Investigator Brian Lewis and KSP Detectives arrived on scene and learned the London Fire Department was dispatched to the scene at approximately 12:27 AM and discovered 2 year old Joseph Brock deceased inside the residence after extinguishing the flames. Continue reading Death Investigation