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  • Court cases in 11 more counties may now be filed electronically
    Friday, May 22, 2015
  • Secretary Grimes to Recognize Memorial Day
    Friday, May 22, 2015
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is reminding Kentuckians that Monday, May 25, is Memorial Day, the national holiday recognizing military servicemen and women who have died while serving the United States in the armed forces.
  • Kentucky Kingdom Approved For Incentives by Tourism Development Finance Authority
    Friday, May 22, 2015
    The Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Authority today approved incentives for a $15 million expansion project at Kentucky Kingdom amusement park in Louisville.
  • Corrections Officers to Get Pay Raises to Retain Staff - Increase Recruiting
    Friday, May 22, 2015
    The Kentucky Department of Corrections will enhance its compensation for correctional officers and other hazardous duty staff under a plan announced this week to stabilize the workforce in state prisons.
  • Gov. Beshear to Lead Trade Mission to Canada Next Week
    Friday, May 22, 2015
    Gov. Steve Beshear will lead a Kentucky Export Initiative (KEI) trade mission to Canada starting Monday. The companies, which represent a variety of industries throughout the Commonwealth, will be personally matched with Canadian businesses and distribution networks. These meetings will allow the companies to form partnerships and begin selling products to Kentucky’s largest trade partner.
  • 37th annual statewide historic preservation award winners announced
    Friday, May 22, 2015
    K. Norman Berry, of Louisville, will be honored with the 2015 Memorial Award during the 37th annual presentation of the Ida Lee Willis Memorial Foundation Historic Preservation Awards at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, at the Governor’s Mansion. The awards are presented in partnership with the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office. Other award- winning projects and individuals hail from Covington, Frankfort, Laurel County, Lynch, Menifee County and Pike County.
  • Construction projects suspended to ease holiday weekend travel
    Friday, May 22, 2015
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 22, 2015) – Drivers traveling along Kentucky roadways may find their path a little easier this weekend. Although road construction season is now underway, work on most major roadways in Kentucky is being suspended through the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Nonetheless, motorists are cautioned to be alert for lane closures in many locations.
  • Secretary Grimes Readies County Clerks for Statewide Recanvass
    Friday, May 22, 2015
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes has notified Kentucky’s 120 county clerks that James R. Comer and Chris McDaniel, Republican candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor, and Richard Heath, Republican candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture, have requested a statewide recanvass of the results in their respective primary elections. Currently, unofficial vote totals indicate Comer and McDaniel trail opponents Matt Bevin and Jenean Hampton by 83 votes, and Richard Heath has a 1,427-vote deficit to opponent Ryan Quarles.
  • Attorney General Conway Announces Joint Vehicular Homicide Training with Tennessee
    Friday, May 22, 2015
    The Attorney General’s Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor, Robert Stokes, will present the training in coordination with his counterparts in Tennessee. The training is open to the media and is designed to create a team-building approach between crash reconstruction officers and state prosecutors. Tuesday, May 26 -- Friday, May 29 at the Cool Springs Marriott Hotel in Franklin, Tenn.
  • Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Keep safety in mind this boating season
    Thursday, May 21, 2015
    Memorial Day weekend serves as the unofficial start to summer and draws boaters to Kentucky’s lakes and rivers in droves.
  • Kentucky Economic Development Partnership Board to Begin National Search for Economic Development Cabinet Secretary
    Thursday, May 21, 2015
    As chair of the Kentucky Economic Development Partnership Board, Governor Steve Beshear today announced plans to conduct a national search to fill the role of secretary for the Kentucky Economic Development Cabinet. Current Secretary Larry Hayes announced his intent to retire from the position later this year, ending a seven-year tenure in the role.
  • Secretary Grimes Receives Recanvass Request From Agriculture Commissioner Candidate Richard
    Thursday, May 21, 2015
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes today received a written recanvass request from Richard Heath, a Republican candidate for Agriculture Commissioner. The request seeks a recanvass of all precincts in all Kentucky counties. Unofficial vote totals currently show Heath with a 1,427-vote deficit to his opponent, Ryan Quarles.
  • General Motors to Invest $439 Million in Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant
    Thursday, May 21, 2015
    A major expansion is in the works at the Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant. Lieutenant Governor Crit Luallen joined General Motors’ leaders and community officials to announce that GM will invest $439 million for facility upgrades, including a new paint shop. The 450,000-square-foot facility will be almost half the size of the company’s entire operation in Warren County.
  • College Application Month
    Thursday, May 21, 2015
    Deadline to register for Kentucky College Application Month approaching
  • Seven Kentucky arts organizations awarded South Arts grant funding
    Thursday, May 21, 2015
    Seven Kentucky arts organizations have been awarded more than $30,000 in funding to support efforts to bring touring artists to their venues.


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