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  • Gov. Steve Beshear proclaims September as Kentucky Archaeology Month
    Tuesday, September 02, 2014
    Gov. Steve Beshear has proclaimed September as Kentucky Archaeology Month, to commemorate the contributions made through the professional practice of archaeology toward the public’s understanding of – and appreciation for – the Commonwealth’s rich cultural heritage. The designation also recognizes the success of Living Archaeology Weekend (LAW), Kentucky’s oldest and largest public archaeology event, which has taken place since 1989 in Red River Gorge. The 26th annual event will be Sept. 19-20 at Gladie Visitor Center.
  • Funding Model Steering Team to meet
    Tuesday, September 02, 2014
    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Funding Model Steering Team will meet Wednesday, September 3, at 1 p.m. EDT in Meeting Room A at the Council on Postsecondary Education offices in Frankfort.
  • Governor to honor Ky. food destinations in Appalachian map-guide
    Tuesday, September 02, 2014
    Governor Steve Beshear and the Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism will host a celebratory luncheon to recognize 47 eastern Kentucky food sites recently chosen for the Appalachian Regional Commission’s (ARC) “Bon Appétit Appalachia,” a national map-guide showcasing the region’s most distinctive food destinations. The luncheon will take place at historic Boone Tavern in Berea on Wednesday, Sept. 3.
  • AG Conway Announces Nearly $16.5 Million Settlement with Omnicare
    Friday, August 29, 2014
    Attorney General Jack Conway and his Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control Unit today announced that Kentucky has joined with other states and the federal government in a $16.48 million settlement with Omnicare Inc., the nation’s largest provider of pharmaceuticals and pharmacy services to nursing homes.
  • Secretary of State's Office Closed September 1 in Observance of Labor Day
    Friday, August 29, 2014
    The Secretary of State’s office will be closed Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day. The office will reopen for normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., EST, on Tuesday, September 2.
  • Attorney General Conway Announces Sentencing of Former CDO Employee
    Friday, August 29, 2014
    Attorney General Jack Conway and his Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control Unit today announced the sentencing of a former Consumer Directed Options (CDO) employee on a charge involving Medicaid fraud.
  • Natural Bridge Chef Wins Cast-Iron Cooking Competition at 2014 Kentucky State Fair
    Friday, August 29, 2014
    Kendra Epperson, a chef at Natural Bridge State Resort Park, was a Cast-Iron Chef cooking competition winner during the 2014 Kentucky State Fair.
  • Gov. Beshear Proclaims Aug. 31 Overdose Awareness Day in Kentucky
    Friday, August 29, 2014
    Governor Steve Beshear has proclaimed Aug. 31 as International Drug Overdose Awareness Day in Kentucky, highlighting the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.
  • Gov. Beshear ceremonially signs juvenile justice law
    Thursday, August 28, 2014
    Governor Steve Beshear today joined state and local leaders to ceremonially sign legislation that revamps Kentucky’s juvenile justice system by steering more young offenders into community-based treatment instead of locking them up in detention centers.
  • Governor Beshear announces I-24 median cable barrier project
    Thursday, August 28, 2014
    Motorists traveling along Interstate 24 will soon see the addition of more median cable barriers in McCracken, Marshall and Christian counties.
  • New mobile app for boater safety information released
    Thursday, August 28, 2014
    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources’ new Boat Sober mobile app for smart phones and tablets informs boaters about boating under the influence and overall boating safety. Boaters planning to enjoy the upcoming Labor Day weekend can download the app now.
  • Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Blue Water Trails – West Fork of Drakes Creek
    Thursday, August 28, 2014
    The Warren County Blueways website at provides information on floating the streams of the Drakes Creek system. Brown metal markers at the put-in and take-out locations correspond with the map provided on the website as well as the map that accompanies this article.
  • Governor Beshear presents 2014 Spirit of Kentucky Award to Kentucky Connected
    Thursday, August 28, 2014
    Governor Steve Beshear and Department for Local Government (DLG) Commissioner Tony Wilder today presented the 2014 Spirit of Kentucky Award to Kentucky Connected, a public-private regional partnership consisting of counties located between the Greater Cincinnati and Louisville metro areas, along the I-71 corridor. The award was presented as part of the 39th Annual Governor’s Local Issues Conference.
  • Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Meetings in September
    Thursday, August 28, 2014
  • Lt. Gov. Abramson and State, Local Leaders Tout Success of ‘Close the Deal,’ Announce 2014/2015 School Participants
    Wednesday, August 27, 2014
    Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson today joined state and local business and education leaders to launch the third round and tout the success of “Close the Deal,” a yearlong initiative that challenges high school seniors to pursue additional education after graduation.


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