Gov. Matt Bevin today announced a $467,000 State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grant for Kentucky from the U.S. Small Business Administration saying it will help the Commonwealth’s small businesses find broader markets for their products and services.
Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services acknowledged the completed submission of the Section 1115 demonstration waiver known as Kentucky HEALTH (Helping to Engage and Achieve Long Term Health).
Gov. Matt Bevin and Labor Sec. Derrick Ramsey today announced the launch of the “Kentucky Trained. Kentucky Built.” apprenticeship campaign at Voestalpine Roll Forming Corporation (RFC) in Shelbyville. They were joined by Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton; Ray Leathers, Roll Forming Corporation President and CEO; and Micah Craig, Roll Forming Corporation Process Engineer.
The Kentucky Department for Public Health continues to warn Kentuckians about the risks associated with heroin and other drugs.
DPH scheduled an emergency call last week to prepare hospitals, health departments and emergency medical personnel after receiving reports of increased overdoses linked to heroin mixed with fentanyl and other dangerous substances. At that time, public health officials requested hospitals and providers report all overdoses, including non-fatal overdoses, to DPH in order for the department to better understand Continue reading Public Health Reports 15 Total Overdoses, 12 Deaths Over Holiday Weekend→
In college towns across the nation, fire officials are challenged each year to find ways to start and end the school year without a significant fire tragedy. In Kentucky, the state fire marshal is shifting the focus to off-campus housing during Campus Fire Safety Month, which Gov. Matt Bevin has proclaimed for the month of September.
Today, it was reported that Attorney General Andy Beshear’s office reprimanded Assistant Attorney General Amye Bensenhaver for speaking to a journalist without permission. The move led to Bensenhaver’s retirement yesterday due to ‘considerable duress.’ For 25 years, Bensenhaver, in her role as Assistant Attorney General, has been responsible for directing journalists, private citizens, and government agencies on whether government meetings should be open to the public. Due to that role, she is Continue reading House Republican Leader Jeff Hoover Condemns Beshear’s Treatment of Open Records Expert→
Gov. Matt Bevin announced today that the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet will suspend the current unemployment insurance (UI) surcharge for contributing employers, effective immediately.
In a testament to safety and good management, the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) announced today that all of its residential youth facilities have received a perfect score on compliance audits for the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act.
“Today, Greg Stumbo and House Democrats made a mockery of state government. Prior to the meeting, Democrat House members were handed prepared questions from Stumbo’s office to ask to the unassuming state workers who were shamefully used as props in this never-ending circus. Kentucky taxpayers picked up the $30,000 tab for a meeting that included absolutely no new information, and in fact contained word-for-word information that has been presented in legislative committees over the past several Continue reading Statement from House Republican Leader Jeff Hoover on Greg Stumbo’s Last-Ditch Cling to Power→
Democrats stand to lose control of the House for the first time in 95 years. Today’s desperate political stunts orchestrated by Speaker Greg Stumbo show why so many Kentuckians are ready for new leadership in the House.
Kentucky Justice Secretary John Tilley announced today that Carey D. Cockerell, the former head of family and child protection in Texas, has been named as the new commissioner for the state Department of Juvenile Justice.
Earlier this week, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (Fish and Wildlife) learned that customer information was illegally accessed by an unauthorized third party. The department acted immediately to fix the vulnerability and notified the Commonwealth Office of Technology (COT) of the incident. The agencies are coordinating to prevent any further unauthorized access.