Secretary of State - Recent Headlines

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  • Area Business Leaders Join Secretary Grimes' Call to Action
    Friday, August 21, 2015
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes today hosted a discussion among Northern Kentucky leaders, where she celebrated the region’s recent business growth and stressed the importance of continuing to make the area even more business-friendly, including building a new Brent Spence Bridge.
  • Secretary Grimes Advocates for New Brent Spence Bridge
    Monday, August 17, 2015
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s chief business officer, has emphasized the importance of building a new Brent Spence Bridge during frequent visits to Northern Kentucky. She will discuss the bridge and other pressing economic issues with community and business leaders during a forum at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, August 21, at Braxton Brewing Company in Covington.
  • Secretary Grimes Recognizes Kentuckian for Commitment to Honoring Veterans
    Thursday, August 13, 2015
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes today honored Doug Day of Nicholasville for his longtime commitment to recognizing Kentucky veterans.
  • Secretary Grimes Advocates for National Guard Academy Assisting Kentucky Youth
    Thursday, August 13, 2015
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes today met staff and cadets at the Appalachian ChalleNGe Academy in Harlan, which uses quasi-military principles to improve life skills, education levels, and employability in 16-to-18-year-olds who have dropped out or are at risk of dropping out of school. The Academy is part of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe program and is one of two such programs in Kentucky.
  • Grimes Visits Flood-Damaged Eastern Kentucky Counties
    Thursday, August 06, 2015
    Following recent devastating and historic flooding in Eastern Kentucky counties, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is reaching out to businesses and survivors to assist in recovery efforts.
  • Secretary Grimes Calls for New Chapter in Equal Voting Rights
    Thursday, August 06, 2015
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s chief election official and chief advocate for civic engagement, yesterday hosted a celebration to mark the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. She and the large gathering recognized the progress made as a result of the Act and held a discussion of the work that remains to be done to achieve its goal of equal voting rights.
  • Secretary Grimes Announces Upcoming Candidate Filing Deadline
    Wednesday, August 05, 2015
    Independent, political organization and political group candidates running for offices on the ballot in November must file their petitions of nomination and pay the filing fee by August 11, 2015. The paperwork must be received by filing official by 4 p.m. local time.
  • Secretary Grimes Selected for National Leadership Role Among Secretaries of State
    Tuesday, August 04, 2015
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes has been appointed to lead the National Association of Secretaries of States’ Standing Committee on International Relations for the 2015-2016 cycle. Grimes will co-chair the committee with Sec. Ed Murray of Wyoming.
  • Secretary Grimes Greets 101st Airborne Veterans
    Thursday, July 30, 2015
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes continued her active support of Kentucky’s military veterans this week, helping to announce the inductees to the 2015 class of the Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame and participating in a Welcome Home Ceremony at Ft. Campbell for approximately 800 veterans who served in the 101st Airborne Division.
  • Secretary Grimes Promotes Business Development in Western Kentucky
    Thursday, July 30, 2015
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s chief business officer, continued her efforts to promote and assist businesses in Kentucky by meeting today with economic development leaders from across the state, including members of the Kentucky Association for Economic Development (“KAED”) and Barren River Area Development District (“BRADD”).
  • Secretary Grimes Announces Inaugural Corporations for the Commonwealth Honoree
    Wednesday, July 29, 2015
    Today, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s chief business official, recognized Ventra Plastics, a division of the Flex-N-Gate Corporation with facilities in Logan County, Kentucky, as the inaugural large business honoree in her office’s “Corporations for the Commonwealth” program. Corporations for the Commonwealth, which Grimes launched earlier this year, recognizes Kentucky businesses that demonstrate a commitment to corporate giving, a drive to improve local and/or regional social conditions, and a culture of giving within their organizations.
  • Secretary Grimes Reminds Businesses to File Annual Reports by September 11
    Thursday, July 16, 2015
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s chief business official, is notifying entities that did not file an annual report with her office by the June 30 deadline that failure to file the annual report and file the $15 filing fee by September 11, 2015, will result in administrative dissolution or revocation of authority to do business in Kentucky.
  • Kentucky Leads Nation in Implementing National Voter Registration Act
    Friday, July 10, 2015
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes today shared Kentucky’s standard-setting voter registration practices with secretaries of state from across the country at the National Association of Secretaries of State Summer Conference in Portland, Maine.
  • Secretary Grimes Welcomes Home Kentucky Air National Guard 123rd Airlift Wing
    Wednesday, July 08, 2015
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes continued her active support of Kentucky’s military members and families today, participating in a homecoming ceremony for 30 Airmen in the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Airlift Wing who are returning home from the Persian Gulf where they were on a mission in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.
  • Secretary Grimes Warns Businesses of Additional Business Scam
    Wednesday, June 24, 2015
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s chief business officer, is warning businesses about an official-looking “2015 Annual Minutes Form” they may receive from an entity called Division of Corporate Services. Division of Corporate Services is not registered, affiliated or associated with the Secretary of State’s office.
  • Secretary Grimes Shares New Business Portal Features with Attorneys
    Wednesday, June 17, 2015
    Continuing her efforts to make Kentucky more business friendly, today at the 2015 Kentucky Bar Association Annual Convention in Lexington, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes provided a continuing legal education presentation to lawyers from across the state about new features on the Kentucky Business One Stop Portal.
  • Secretary Grimes Reminds Businesses to File Annual Reports by June 30
    Monday, June 15, 2015
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s chief business official, is reminding entities authorized to transact business in Kentucky that they must file an annual report with the Secretary of State’s office and pay a $15 filing fee no later than June 30, 2015.
  • Secretary Grimes Warns Businesses of Unofficial Solicitation
    Friday, June 12, 2015
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s chief business officer, is warning businesses about a misleading “Notice of Potential Compliance Violation” from an entity identified as “Business Compliance Division.” The mailing appears to be an official government document, but it is not.
  • Secretary Grimes and County Clerks Work Together to Preserve Military Voting Rights
    Thursday, June 11, 2015
    Today, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s chief election official, announced that thanks to cooperation from county clerks, multiple military and overseas voters were able to timely return their absentee ballots for the May 19, 2015, Primary Election.
  • Secretary Grimes Announces Major Steps to Make Kentucky More Business Friendly
    Wednesday, June 10, 2015
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s Chief Business Officer, is announcing today new features on the Kentucky Business One Stop Portal, www.onestop.ky.gov, that make it easier for new businesses to register and interact with the Secretary of State’s Office and Department of Revenue. The enhancements save businesses both time and money by streamlining transactions and data and providing more flexibility and security in managing information.