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Gov. Beshear: Sign-Ups Open on State-Based Marketplace for Quality Health Plans

Bill Stephens

November 1st, 2021

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Kentuckians can apply for, enroll in benefits through the commonwealth’s marketplace at kynect.ky.gov FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 1, 2021) – Gov. Andy Beshear is reminding Kentuckians that the health coverage annual enrollment period opens today, Nov. 1, providing citizens of the commonwealth the opportunity to sign up for commercial […]

AAA: Kentucky Gas Prices Rise; National Average Posts Smallest Increase in a Month

Bill Stephens

November 1st, 2021

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Gas prices in West Central Kentucky are three cents higher this week at $3.090, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. This week’s average prices: Western Central KY Average                   $3.090Average price during the week of October […]

New I.D. Requirement for Unemployment Insurance Claimants Coming Nov. 4

Bill Stephens

November 1st, 2021

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OUI focusing on legit claims, nixing fraud from UI rolls FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 29, 2021) — In an effort to mitigate fraud and allow state unemployment officials to focus on assisting Kentuckians with legitimate claims, the Office of Unemployment Insurance will require all claimants to meet […]

Kentucky State Police Post 16 Employee Receives Civilian of the Year Award

Bill Stephens

October 22nd, 2021

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Photo: Jerri Walters (center) with KSP Commissioner Phillip Burnett Jr. (left) and Justice Cabinet Secretary Harvey (right). HENDERSON, Ky. (10-22-2021) – The Kentucky State Police (KSP) held its annual civilian awards ceremony in Midway to honor 14 civilian employees who have excelled in public service and dedication […]

Gov. Beshear Provides Team Kentucky Update

Bill Stephens

October 22nd, 2021

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Governor recognizes Hardin County leaders who helped secure historic investment; Lt. Gov. Coleman to focus on role in expanding job opportunities as economy heats up FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 21, 2021) – On Thursday during his weekly Team Kentucky update, Gov. Andy Beshear welcomed four Hardin County leaders who […]

DEA Holds National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to Turn the Tide Against the U.S. Opioid Epidemic

Bill Stephens

October 20th, 2021

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On Oct. 23, DEA encourages Americans to safely dispose of unneeded medications that too often become a gateway to addiction LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Drug Enforcement Administration will host its 21st National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 23 from 10 a.m. to […]

Gov. Beshear Orders Flags Lowered to Half-Staff in Honor of Gen. Colin Powell

Bill Stephens

October 19th, 2021

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 18, 2021) – In accordance with a proclamation from the White House, Gov. Andy Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff until sunset on Friday, Oct. 22, in honor of Gen. Colin Powell, who died Monday. At the pinnacle […]

Gov. Beshear Provides COVID-19 Update

Bill Stephens

October 19th, 2021

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COVID-19 cases, positivity rate declining as more Kentuckians receive vaccination FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 18, 2021) – Following meetings of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee, Gov. Andy Beshear and Dr. Steven Stack, commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), provided updates […]

Commissioner praises contributions of female farmers ahead of Kentucky Women in Agriculture Day

Bill Stephens

October 18th, 2021

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Number of female farmers rose in 2017 USDA Ag Census Commissioner of Agriculture Dr. Ryan Quarles spoke at the annual Kentucky Women in Agriculture (KWIA) annual conference in Lexington today, a day before the state officially celebrates “Kentucky Women in Agriculture Day,” on Tuesday, Oct. […]

Get Earthquake Ready: Join the Annual Shakeout Drill on Oct. 21

Bill Stephens

October 18th, 2021

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CHICAGO – The annual Great ShakeOut earthquake drill will take place Oct. 21 at 10:21 a.m. local time and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 5 office wants everyone to  Drop, Cover and Hold On, while learning the important steps to stay safe during an earthquake.  […]

Gov. Beshear, Advocates Recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Bill Stephens

October 18th, 2021

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Pat Byron honored on 25th anniversary of victim notification system FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 18, 2021) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear joined advocates at the state Capitol to proclaim Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Kentucky, and he urged Kentuckians to speak out and take a stand against the crime. […]

ATF ANNOUNCES AWARD FOR INFORMATION

Bill Stephens

October 15th, 2021

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, have announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the theft […]

Red Cross enters third week of emergency blood shortage

Bill Stephens

October 12th, 2021

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Donations needed now to help those battling cancer and other serious conditions INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (October 11, 2021)–The American Red Cross continues to experience an emergency blood shortage that has caused the blood supply to drop to the lowest post-summer level in at least six years. […]

AAA: Gas Prices Soar in Western Kentucky; Crude Tops $80 per Barrel

Bill Stephens

October 11th, 2021

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Gas prices in West Central Kentucky are 19 cents higher this week at $3.052, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. This week’s average prices: Western Central KY Average $3.052Average price during the week of October 4, 2021 $2.866Average price during the week of […]

KENERGY MEMBER APPRECIATION DAY BACK IN 2021

Bill Stephens

October 8th, 2021

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Kenergy is welcoming back Member Appreciation Day on Thursday, October 14th from 11:00a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Members can visit the location closest to them and receive a free lunch, freebucket and LED light bulbs (while supplies last), and a chance to win a $250 gift […]