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Beshear: Oklahoma Man on Ky Death Row for 1991 Murder of Bardstown Man Pleads Guilty on Kidnapping Charge

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Attorney General Andy Beshear today announced a guilty plea of an Oklahoma man charged with the kidnapping and murder of Francis Brady, of Bardstown, in 1991.

Under terms of a plea agreement with Beshear’s Office of Special Prosecutions, Michael Dale St. Clair, 60, pleaded guilty to kidnapping and was sentenced by Special Judge John David Seay in Hardin Circuit Court on April 12 to 30 years in prison. Continue reading Beshear: Oklahoma Man on Ky Death Row for 1991 Murder of Bardstown Man Pleads Guilty on Kidnapping Charge

Division of Waste Management announces $4,000 grants available from the Waste Tire Trust Fund

Kentucky counties can now apply for $4,000 grants to be used for recycling and waste tire removal. The grants are funded through the Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of Waste Management (DWM) Waste Tire Trust Fund.

“This is a great opportunity for communities to remove waste tires and we encourage all counties to take advantage of this grant. Continue reading Division of Waste Management announces $4,000 grants available from the Waste Tire Trust Fund

Beshear, Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs Announce Winners of #VoiceofJustice Video Contest

Andy Beshear

Attorney General Andy Beshear today joined Eileen Recktenwald, director of the Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs (KASAP), to announce the winners of the #VoiceofJustice video contest via Facebook Live.

A panel of survivors and victim advocates selected the video “Stand with us” as the overall $500 video prizewinner. Students enrolled in Dr. Emily Bonistall Postel’s 400-level sociology course at the University of Kentucky submitted the video, and students Trent Patrick and Continue reading Beshear, Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs Announce Winners of #VoiceofJustice Video Contest

GENERAL FUND AND ROAD FUND RECEIPTS FOR MARCH 2017

The Office of State Budget Director reported today that March’s General Fund receipts fell 11.4 percent compared to March of last year, a decrease of $99.2 million. Total revenues for the month were $770.9 million, compared to $870.1 million during March 2016. Receipts have now grown 1.2 percent for the first nine months of FY17. For the quarter, total General Fund collections declined 3.2 percent, thus marking the first quarterly decline since the second quarter of FY14. Growth rates for the three Continue reading GENERAL FUND AND ROAD FUND RECEIPTS FOR MARCH 2017

Toyota Reborn: $1.33 Billion Investment in Georgetown Plant Will Keep It Cutting Edge

Already one of the world’s leading automotive plants by efficiency, productivity and technology, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky Inc., known as TMMK, will undergo a $1.33 billion overhaul to increase manufacturing flexibility, Gov. Matt Bevin and TMMK president Wil James announced today in Georgetown.

“This investment is absolute proof the Kentucky Toyota plant is not only a leader in manufacturing under the Toyota umbrella, but Continue reading Toyota Reborn: $1.33 Billion Investment in Georgetown Plant Will Keep It Cutting Edge

Behavioral Health Announces KY-Moms

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) is building on its collaboration with social services organizations and community partners to provide pregnant and parenting women with the education, guidance, and coordination of services needed to reach substance use recovery goals. KY-Moms provides prevention and case management services for mothers at risk of developing substance use disorders.

“Many women in Kentucky are dealing with substance use and struggle to find appropriate care and treatment,” said Health and Continue reading Behavioral Health Announces KY-Moms

Gov. Bevin Eliminates Dozens of Obsolete Boards and Commissions

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Gov. Matt Bevin, as part of his Red Tape Reduction initiative, has signed documents to eliminate more than 65 obsolete, inactive and superseded boards and commissions.

A 2012 Legislative Research Commission (LRC) study identified 571 boards, commissions and similar entities such as authorities, councils and committees in Kentucky—a figure “nearly twice the number of the typical state.” Continue reading Gov. Bevin Eliminates Dozens of Obsolete Boards and Commissions

Gov. Bevin Along with Mayors Declare April 6 WWI Centennial Day

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The mayors of Radcliff, Henderson, Louisville, Shelbyville, Middletown, Winchester, Tompkinsville and Elizabethtown have joined Governor Matt Bevin in designating April 6, 2017 as World War I Centennial Day in communities across Kentucky. One hundred years ago, the United States of America declared war against Germany’s Imperial Army and entered the battles of World War I. Continue reading Gov. Bevin Along with Mayors Declare April 6 WWI Centennial Day

First Lady, Lt. Gov. Hampton Honor Prevention Efforts for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The prevention and advocacy efforts of several individuals were honored today as part of the kickoff of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. The Capitol Rotunda event was co-sponsored by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) and the Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs (KASAP).

At the ceremony, Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton read a proclamation signed by Governor Matt Bevin declaring April as Sexual Assault Continue reading First Lady, Lt. Gov. Hampton Honor Prevention Efforts for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Unemployment rates down in 115 KY counties in Feb. 2017

Unemployment rates dropped in 115 Kentucky counties between February 2016 and February 2017, rose in three and stayed the same in two counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 3.5 percent. It was followed by Fayette and Oldham counties, 3.8 percent each; Scott and Shelby counties, 4 Continue reading Unemployment rates down in 115 KY counties in Feb. 2017

Beshear Partnering with KY Council of Churches to Stop Child Abuse, Senior Scams

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Attorney General Andy Beshear and the Kentucky Council of Churches today announced a statewide partnership to prevent child abuse and scams targeting seniors.

With the collaboration, the Council will provide warning signs of child abuse and scam prevention information to its 1,100 member churches statewide.

Beshear and the Council share a common mission – to better protect some of the state’s most vulnerable populations: children Continue reading Beshear Partnering with KY Council of Churches to Stop Child Abuse, Senior Scams

Gov. Bevin Issues Statement on the American Energy Independence Executive Order

Gov. Bevin

Below is a statement from Gov. Matt Bevin on the American energy independence executive order that President Trump signed today:

“I applaud President Trump’s signing of the American energy independence executive order. This order will roll back former President Obama’s job killing and deceptively named “Clean Power Plan (CPP),” which was not based on sound science. Even the former EPA administrator admitted that the CPP would have had negligible effect on global temperatures. Continue reading Gov. Bevin Issues Statement on the American Energy Independence Executive Order