Sixteen Kentucky State Resort Parks will serve a Thanksgiving Day buffet on Nov. 24.
Kentucky State Parks will serve 2,000 pounds of turkey, 1,500 pounds of sweet potatoes and 750 pounds of country ham. Additionally, 4,300 pieces of fried chicken, the 1,300 pounds of roast beef and 12,000 rolls will be served along with 600 pies, including pecan and pumpkin.
State Budget Director John Chilton reported today that October’s General Fund receipts were $48.0 million more than what was collected last October, an increase of 6.0 percent. Total revenues for the month were $849.4 million, compared to $801.4 million during October 2015. Receipts have increased 4.0 percent for the first four months of the fiscal year, and need to grow 2.1 percent over the final eight months of FY17 to achieve the official revenue estimate of $10,616.4 million. Continue reading GENERAL FUND AND ROAD FUND RECEIPTS FOR OCTOBER 2016→
Yesterday 11-10-2016, Jeff Hoover’s selection as Speaker of the House was assured as the new House Republican super majority voted in a caucus meeting to nominate the veteran laawmaker as their leader.
History was made Tuesday in both the Commonwealth and the nation. A political outsider won the Presidency and did so while ignoring conventional political wisdom regarding campaign tactics. More importantly for the Commonwealth, a seismic political shockwave was felt across our state. I referred to it on election night as an historical roar of the people not dissimilar from that once referenced by Winston Churchill. By now you’ve likely heard the numbers. For the first time in ninety-five Continue reading A Great Day for Kentucky and America→
The 23rd annual Southern Lights holiday festival, presented by Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky Inc., returns to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Nov. 18-Dec. 31. A holiday tradition for many families, more than 125,000 individuals in more than 30,000 vehicles attend Southern Lights annually from Kentucky and beyond, making Southern Lights a premier holiday event in the region and nation. Continue reading Southern Lights Holiday Festival Returns to the Bluegrass→
More than 611,000 Kentucky adults, or about 13 percent of the state’s total population is now estimated to have diabetes. Of those, about 150,000 don’t even realize they have the disease. The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), is using World Diabetes Day on November 14 as a time to bring Continue reading Diabetes Self-Management Key to Healthier Living with Diabetes→
The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, is issuing a Public Health Alert – Smoke Inhalation Advisory due to wildfires causing poor air quality in southeastern Kentucky.
It’s a new day in Kentucky and America, and the forecast is calling for clear, sunny skies. Not in 50 years have we seen a better example of the fabled American Spirit on collective display.
A season of positive change in Kentucky has arrived. As our new leaders step into their respective roles, stand behind your representatives and senators to help them thrive in the job you elected them to do.
A warm, sunny day may seem like a good opportunity to clear dead limbs and leaves from your yard, but Kentucky Division of Forestry officials say now is not a good time to do any outdoor burning. Dry conditions and an increase in the number of forest fires has prompted the division to ask everyone to wait until conditions change before doing any outdoor burning. During Continue reading Drought Equals Large Fires→
The corruption and self-dealing in Kentucky must end.
On Friday, August 5, Family Court Judge Jeffrey Walson unexpectedly tenured his resignation and requested no public announcement be made until the filing deadline four days later, effectively preventing anyone not aware of his surprise retirement from becoming a candidate for the open seat. During the interim period of days during which he wanted to keep his retirement a secret, Judge Walson’s wife filed her papers to run Continue reading Governor Matt Bevin Statement on 25th Circuit Family Court race→
Thousands of hunters are expected to be in the woods this weekend hunting small game, including rabbit, quail and grouse. And with modern rifle season opening next weekend, the Division of Forestry is hoping all hunters will be particularly careful to protect the Commonwealth’s forests as the state battles wildfire Continue reading Hunter’s Assistance “Deerly” Needed→
“The value that public defenders provide to Kentucky’s citizens adds to its wealth in uncommon ways,” Public Advocate Ed Monahan reported to the Joint Judiciary Committee today on the state of Kentucky’s statewide public defense program. “From the district and circuit courts in all 120 counties to the Court of Appeals and the Kentucky Supreme Court, our work ensures the system of law is balanced and fair for all those who come before it,” Monahan, Commissioner of the Department of Public Advocacy (DPA), Kentucky’s statewide public Continue reading Public Advocate testifies before Joint Judiciary on state of Kentucky’s public defense→
Gov. Matt Bevin and Kentucky Justice Secretary John Tilley announced today that grant money to help victims of violent crime is more than doubling this year – all thanks to an aggressive effort to capture federal funding and pair grants with Kentucky organizations.
In response to numerous wildland fires burning throughout the Commonwealth, Gov. Matt Bevin today declared a statewide emergency, effective November 3, 2016 to provide local and state officials immediate access to state.