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Gov. Bevin Recognizes the Sacrifice of a Recently Identified Kentucky World War II Sailor

Navy Seaman 1st Class Millard Burk Jr

Gov. Matt Bevin today recognized the sacrifice of a Kentucky sailor who died in World War II, but whose remains have just been positively identified.

Navy Seaman 1st Class Millard Burk, Jr., 19, of Pikeville, died during the attack on Pearl Harbor. On Dec. 7, 1941, Burk was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft. The USS Oklahoma sustained multiple torpedo hits, which caused it to quickly capsize. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 429 crewmen, including Burk.

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Beshear, AGs: Public Must See Price-Fixing Allegations Against 20 Generic Drug Makers

Andy Beshear

Attorney General Andy Beshear has joined a 44-state coalition in support of Kentuckians and the public being able to see and read the price-fixing allegations against Teva Pharmaceuticals and 19 of the nation’s largest generic drug manufacturers. 

The coalition is asking for the complaint, which they filed on May 10 in U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, to be unsealed for public consumption. The complaint was filed under seal to comply with standard investigative subpoena procedure.

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McConnell Statement on Commitment to Help Secure Our Southern Border

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding this evening’s announcement regarding the crisis at our southern border:

“I am glad President Trump has secured a commitment from the Mexican government to do more to secure their own borders and control the flow of people through their country. The security and humanitarian crisis on the southern border of the United States is unacceptable and Mexico has a crucial role to play as a responsible neighbor.

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The following op-ed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appeared in the Herald-Leader on Sunday

For decades, families in Madison County have lived alongside more than 500 tons of deadly chemical weapons stored at the Blue Grass Army Depot. Now, after years of engagement from the local Continue reading The following op-ed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appeared in the Herald-Leader on Sunday

Flags Lowered to Half-Staff to Honor Victims of Tragedy in Virginia Beach, Virginia

In accordance with the proclamation by President Donald J. Trump, and with respect for victims of Friday’s tragedy in Virginia Beach, Virginia, both American and state flags at public office buildings are lowered to half-staff beginning immediately until sunset on June 4, 2019, to honor the victims and their families.

All individuals, businesses, organizations, and government agencies are encouraged to join in this tribute of lowering the flag to honor the victims and families of this tragedy.

Flag status information is available at http://governor.ky.gov/flag-status/.

FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

Beshear: Warm Weather Brings Seasonal Home Repair Scammers

With temperatures on the rise, Attorney General Andy Beshear is asking Kentuckians to use caution when hiring door-to-door contractors that promise too-good-to-be-true deals. Beshear says those “deals” can quickly turn into home improvement scams.

Over the past two years, Beshear’s office has received nearly 400 home repair scam complaints from Kentuckians in 25 counties, including Boone, Caldwell, Fayette, Franklin, Grayson, Jefferson, McCracken, Shelby and Warren Counties. Continue reading FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL