Attorney General Andy Beshear today announced his Medicaid Fraud Control Unit is part of a local, state and federal team recently honored with a federal award for its work in the 2016 conviction of an opioid over-prescribing southern Indiana doctor.
Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) Secretary Vickie Yates Brown Glisson, Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles, representatives from the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), renowned experts and response partners gathered in Continue reading State Officials Hold Kentucky Zika Summit→
The economic impact of tourism in Kentucky was more than $14.5 billion in 2016, the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet and the Department of Tourism announced today. Kentucky’s tourism industry experienced the strongest overall economic impact growth rate since 2005. All nine of the state’s tourism regions registered gains again in 2016. Continue reading KYTourism Industry Generated $14.5 Billion in 2016→
Last week, we achieved the success that thousands of retired coal miners and their families so desperately needed with the passage of my proposal to permanently extend their health care benefits. And with President Trump’s signature, it is now law. You may recall that at the end of December, their health benefits were set to expire. If Congress had not acted, approximately 3,000 Kentucky coal miner retirees – and tens of thousands more around the country – would have seen their health care benefits end. After years of hard work in the coal mines, they deserved better than having to suffer as collateral damage of Continue reading Benefits Secured for Retired Coal Miners and their Families→
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today the FY2017 Omnibus Appropriations bill contains a number of important Kentucky priorities he secured. Senator McConnell, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, protected these important programs in the legislation, which passed the Senate today.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today the FY2017 Omnibus Appropriations bill contains a number of important Kentucky priorities he secured. Senator McConnell, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, protected these important programs in the legislation, which passed the Senate today. It now goes to President Donald Trump for his signature. Continue reading Sen. McConnell Secures Resources to Benefit KY→
Spring-cleaning season has arrived, and for many Kentuckians that means burning unwanted debris. But before you light that burn pile, the Kentucky Division for Air Quality (DAQ) reminds you to learn before you burn. Illegal burning could result in fines of up to $25,000 per day per violation.
Anyone east of the Mississippi River who asks where the beef is needs to know the answer: Kentucky, of course! As weather warms up and grills are uncovered, burgers and steaks can be heard sizzling away. Do you know the significance of beef in this state, though?
“As the state with the largest cattle inventory east of the Mississippi, Kentucky’s role in beef production is significant,” said David Knopf, director of the NASS Eastern Mountain Regional Office in Kentucky. Continue reading May is All About Beef in KY→
A state employees’ charity drive inspired by Governor Matt Bevin’s initiative to help improve the state’s child welfare system will help hundreds of children in need.
The Foster Care Pack Drive, coordinated by staff at the Disability Determination Services (DDS), part of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services’ Division of Income Support, raised $4,240.95 and collected 879 duffel bags for children in the state’s out of home care program, administered by the CHFS Department for Community Based Services. Continue reading Duffel Bag Drive Will Help Hundreds of Children in Foster Care→
Kentucky tangible personal property tax returns are due on Monday, May 15, 2017. Returns filed after May 15, 2017 are considered past due in accordance with KRS 132.290 and subject to penalties and interest.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced today that the Madison County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has received $373,000 in competitive federal grant funding through Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant program. The funding will be used to purchase new equipment to help load patients into ambulances. Senator McConnell, on behalf of Madison County EMS, contacted the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in support of the grant application. Continue reading Senator McConnell Works with Madison County EMS to Improve Safety→
Kentucky public libraries recently set a new record for funding commitments from Education Rate (E-rate), a federal program that provides discounts on Internet, telecommunications, and networking equipment for schools and public libraries. For the July 2016 to June 2017 funding year, Kentucky public libraries have a record commitment for $2,083,104 in E-rate funding to be disbursed as Continue reading KY public libraries break E-rate record with more than $2 million in funding→