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TRAFFIC ADVISORY I-75

Update for Interstate 75 project in Madison County.The work is located on Interstate 75 at Exit 95. Tuesday, August 13 through Wednesday, August 14 – 7 p.m. Tuesday until 6 a.m. Wednesday

Interstate 75 – North & Southbound
• A double lane closure will be in effect at milepoint 95
o Closures are necessary for paving and restriping operations
o Paving and restriping will be part of a traffic diversion that will occur later 
o The traffic diversion will be in place for the duration of the project in both directions
Project information is located at the KYTC District 7 website: https://transportation.ky.gov/Distri…/…/627-Interchange.aspx

Gov. Bevin Sets Date for Special Election to Fill Kentucky’s 63rd House District Seat

Gov. Matt Bevin

Gov. Matt Bevin today executed a writ of election to fill the vacancy resulting from the resignation (effective Aug. 12, 2019) of Rep. Diane Murray St. Onge, who has represented parts of Kenton and Boone counties in the General Assembly since 2013.

The special election to fill the Kentucky House of Representatives 63rd District seat will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019.

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Upcoming Events & Activities at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatcher

September 10, 2019– Friends of Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery (NFH) will hold their monthly meeting at 1 p.m. CDT in the Visitor Center. The primary purpose of the Friends group is to support the mission and programs of the Wolf Creek NFH and to advocate for its continued operation. Interested in becoming a member of this community organization? Would you like more information? Visit www.friendsofwolfcreeknfh.com or contact Kayla at 270-343-3797 or [email protected].

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KentuckyWired Finalizes $100M Bond Sale to Fund Settlement and Project Costs

The Kentucky Communication Network Authority (KCNA), the agency responsible for overseeing the Commonwealth’s KentuckyWired fiber optic cable network project, finalized a bond sale of $102,090,000 last week.

The City of Williamsburg issued the bonds for the KentuckyWired Infrastructure Company.  The Series 2019 municipal bonds were purchased by Morgan Stanley.

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Join KET in Somerset for free preview of Ken Burns’ new documentary Country Music and performance by local country artist Sydney Adams

Join KET in Somerset on Thursday, August 29, for a free exclusive sneak peek at Ken Burns’ new documentary Country Music, which tells the remarkable stories of the people and places behind a true American art form.

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Beshear, AGs Standing up for Access to Affordable Health Care

Andy Beshear

Attorney General Andy Beshear and a coalition of 12 other attorneys general last week took another step in their fight to protect affordable and accessible health care for Kentucky families and millions of families across the country.

In their final brief filed before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the attorneys general urge the court to uphold a lower court’s decision that struck down a change to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Association Health Plan (AHP) Rule, which sought to sidestep consumer protections and sabotage the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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State Veterans Cemetery in Williamstown Earns Highest Score in Nation

After a meticulous two-day inspection by the National Cemetery Administration (NCA), Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North (KVCN) scored 96 – the highest score of any state veterans cemetery in the country.

“The very highest standards are what we strive to reach every day,” said Benjamin Adams, Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, which operates five state veterans cemeteries in Kentucky. “NCA standards are exacting and their inspectors famously strict. To achieve this highest score in the nation is an enormous accomplishment.

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Gov. Bevin Ceremonially Signs Four Recently Enacted Pro-Life Bills in Owensboro

Gov. Matt Bevin

 In continuation of his fight for the unborn, Gov. Matt Bevin on Thursday ceremonially signed four pro-life bills passed by the 2019 General Assembly, SB 9, SB 50, HB 5, and HB 148, in Owensboro.

SB 9, the Heartbeat Bill, bans abortion after detection of a fetal heartbeat. SB 50, the Chemical Abortion Reporting Act, requires that doctors present information to patients about the reversal of medication abortions. HB 5, the Human Rights of the Unborn Child and Anti-Discrimination Act, bans abortion based on sex, race, or perceived disability. HB 148 states that if Roe v. Wade is overturned, abortions are banned in Kentucky.

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Vice President Pence, HHS Secretary Azar Join Gov. Bevin in Southeast Kentucky to Announce Major Opioid Grant and Visit with Military Personnel Conducting Health Clinics

Gov. Matt Bevin today was joined in Southeast Kentucky by Vice President Mike Pence, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, and Congressman Hal Rogers to announce a major opioid grant and visit the military’s Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) mission command center, Operation Coal Country, in Southeast Kentucky.

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Visit Kentucky Fish and Wildlife at the State Fair

Take a selfie with a bear at the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Resources’ Bear Wise Exhibit. See some critters. Meet “Kentucky Afield” Television Host Chad Miles. Check out the department’s colorful new prescribed burn truck and equipment. There’s a lot to do when you visit the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife booth at the Kentucky State Fair Aug. 15-25.

Follow the crowds to the Main Street area of the Exposition Center’s South Wing. Look for the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife booth. Once you’re there, here are some of the things you can see and do (all times listed are Eastern):

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State social services staff gets enhanced training to help families with substance use disorder

Kentucky’s Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) staff began specialized training today in best practices to address substance use disorder in the families they serve.

The training is part of the Kentucky Opioid Response Effort (KORE), the Cabinet for Health and Family Services’ overall effort to combat the opioid crisis.

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