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Gov. Beshear Provides Team Kentucky Update

Bill Stephens

March 10th, 2022

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Governor supports federal gas tax holiday; signs four bills passed by General Assembly FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 10, 2022) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear updated Kentuckians on steps he is taking to support federal gas tax relief, new laws passed by the General Assembly, student-athletes, eviction, sales […]

Senate Passes Ranking Member Comer and Chair Maloney’s Postal Service Reform Act

Bill Stephens

March 10th, 2022

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WASHINGTON —Today, Rep. James Comer, Ranking Member of the Committee on Oversight and Reform and Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, issued the following statements after the Senate passed the historic Postal Service Reform Act in a bipartisan vote of 79-19: “With today’s […]

Henderson Community College Student Olivia Matthews Accepted to Princeton University

Bill Stephens

March 8th, 2022

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HENDERSON, KY– Henderson Community College student Olivia Matthews has been accepted toPrinceton University. Olivia is currently enrolled at HCC as a high school student through the EarlyCollege Academy. At Princeton, Olivia plans to major in political science. She hopes to one day pursue a career […]

During National Consumer Protection Week, Attorney General Cameron Provides Tips to Avoid Top Scams

Bill Stephens

March 8th, 2022

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Report scams to ag.ky.gov/scams FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 8, 2022) –During National Consumer Protection Week, Attorney General Daniel Cameron today announced the top three types of scams reported to his office in 2021 and shared tips to help Kentuckians avoid them. According to the Federal Trade Commission […]

GRDHD Reports 170 New Confirmed COVID-19 Infections & 7 COVID-19 Deaths in the Previous Week

Bill Stephens

March 8th, 2022

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On Tuesday, March 8, 2022, the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported that in theprevious week it had investigated 170 new COVID-19 infections; 84 in Daviess County, 7 in HancockCounty, 41 in Henderson County, 4 in McLean County, 10 in Ohio County, 17 in […]

Comer: Ban American Imports of Russian Oil

Bill Stephens

March 8th, 2022

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Amid continued Russian attacks on Ukraine, Congressman James Comer is condemning Russia’s unprovoked invasion while calling on President Biden to stop importing oil from Russia and instead focus on massively increasing domestic oil production. “America can demonstrate leadership by cutting off our purchases of […]

Beshear: People shouldn’t feel pressure to take off masks

Bill Stephens

March 8th, 2022

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — As COVID-19 cases drop, Gov. Andy Beshear says Kentuckians should resist feeling pressure to take off masks if they think it’s best for them to keep wearing them in public. The governor reported Monday that the number of new coronavirus cases, […]

Gov. Beshear Gives COVID-19 Update

Bill Stephens

March 8th, 2022

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  FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 7, 2022) – Today Gov. Andy Beshear announced that during the week ending March 6, there were 12,010 newly reported cases of COVID-19 and the 7-day test positivity rate was 6.04%. Cases and the positivity rate have decreased compared with the prior […]

KYTC D2 High Water Closures Update – 10:45 am March 7th

Bill Stephens

March 7th, 2022

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (March 7, 2022) – These are routes currently blocked due to high water in District 2. There are likely others that will rise and fall quickly without making it into our report. Please do not drive through flooded sections of roads. Signs have been posted. […]

Kentucky’s 2021 annual unemployment rate decreased to 4.7%

Bill Stephens

March 7th, 2022

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 7, 2022) —Kentucky’s annual unemployment rate for 2021 was 4.7% according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. This is a decrease from 6.4% in 2020. The U.S. annual unemployment rate fell to […]

Promotional Signs are Restricted on Right of Way Illegally placed signs are being removed

Bill Stephens

March 4th, 2022

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (March 4, 2022) – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews are removing illegally placed items along state maintained right of way areas. Political candidates, residents, business operators and property owners along US and KY routes are reminded no signage is allowed on right of way […]

Gov. Beshear Provides Team Kentucky Update

Bill Stephens

March 3rd, 2022

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Kentucky again tops the South Central region for economic development projects per capita FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 3, 2022) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear updated Kentuckians on the commonwealth’s strong economic ranking in Site Selection’s annual Governor’s Cup, as well as new jobs and expansion projects throughout the […]

Comer: Biden’s Policies Put America in Crisis

Bill Stephens

March 2nd, 2022

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WASHINGTON – Congressman James Comer (R-Ky.) issued the following statement on President Biden’s State of the Union address: “No amount of Washington spin can change the fact that America is in crisis because of President Biden’s disastrous agenda. Kentuckians and Americans all across the United States know […]

Miles bill seeks to address health care worker shortage with regional approach

Bill Stephens

March 2nd, 2022

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Frankfort, Kentucky (March 1, 2022) – House Majority Caucus Chair Suzanne Miles filed legislation today that would create an innovative approach to the state’s healthcare worker shortage. The measure, HB 751, takes aim at the healthcare worker shortage with a regional effort that includes 18 […]

Dixon files Community Jobs Initiative

Bill Stephens

March 2nd, 2022

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 1, 2022) – Representative Jonathan Dixon has filed legislation that would create a pilot program to combat the state’s workforce crisis and promote employment. The program, the Community Jobs Initiative, would provide subsidies and employment opportunities to assist individuals receiving public benefits in […]