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Kentucky Governor Beshear: Vaccination for Educators
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Kentucky Governor Beshear: Vaccination for Educators

FRANKFORT, KY (STL.News) Gov. Andy Beshear joined school and municipal leaders in Louisville as nearly 1,200 educators with Jefferson County Public Schools received COVID-19 vaccinations, highlighting Kentucky’s efforts to protect all of its K-12 staffers. “From adapting to new instruction modes to help our children learn, to packing and delivering meals to ensure no child went hungry and so much more, our educators and school staffers have stepped up in countless ways to help during this pandemic,” the Governor said.  “The entire commonwealth owes all our teachers, bus drivers and school staff a tremendous debt of gratitude.  Now, once again, they are answering the call as we prioritize their vaccinations in an effort to get our schools fully reopened.  On behalf of everyone in the com...
Kentucky Governor Beshear to Co-Chair National Task Force
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Kentucky Governor Beshear to Co-Chair National Task Force

Kentucky Governor Beshear to Co-Chair National Task Force on Economic Recovery and Revitalization FRANKFORT, KY (STL.News) Today, the National Governors Association (NGA) announced that Gov. Andy Beshear will lead a bipartisan task force to guide states in their economic recovery and revitalization efforts amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “I am deeply honored and humbled to be asked by the NGA to work on this crucially important issue,” the Governor said.  “This global health crisis has upended economies the world over, and there isn’t a state or territory in the United States that has been spared from its devastating impacts.  Here in Kentucky, we have worked to protect our economy and to prime it for success in the coming post-COVID era.  I’m looking forward to sharing what we’ve ...
Kentucky Governor Beshear: $1 Billion Aid for Hospitals
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Kentucky Governor Beshear: $1 Billion Aid for Hospitals

FRANKFORT, KY (STL.News) Gov. Andy Beshear announced Kentucky hospitals will receive an additional $800 million to $1 billion annually to help advance the quality of care of Medicaid members and provide a stable base for hospitals that will extend beyond the financial challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor said the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) received approval Jan. 14 from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on a new directed payment initiative that increases inpatient Medicaid payments for Kentucky hospitals. Pending Kentucky General Assembly legislative approval and federal approval of details plans, payments could begin in March. With over one-third of Kentucky’s population enrolled in Medicaid, the Governor said the paym...
Kentucky: Flags Lowered to Half-Staff For U.S. Capitol Police Officers
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Kentucky: Flags Lowered to Half-Staff For U.S. Capitol Police Officers

FRANKFORT, KY. (STL.News) 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 Wednesday, January 13, 2021, as a sign of respect for the service and sacrifice of United States Capitol Police Officers Brian Sicknick and Howard Liebengood, as well as law enforcement in Kentucky and across the country. Gov. Beshear encourages individuals, businesses and organizations throughout the commonwealth to join in this tribute.  Flag status information is available at https://governor.ky.gov/flag-status.
kentucky Governor Provides Update on Vaccines and Contact Tracing
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kentucky Governor Provides Update on Vaccines and Contact Tracing

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on Vaccines, Contact Tracing Nearly 54,000 more vaccine doses expected the week of Jan. 11 FRANKFORT, KY. (STL.News) On Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear updated Kentuckians on vaccination and contact tracing progress in the commonwealth. “2021 is going to be the year that we defeat the coronavirus.  It’s going to take months.  We are still going to sustain heartbreaking losses along the way.  But vaccines are here.  The first two that received emergency approval are highly effective.  And I’m working day in and day out, along with the Department for Public Health and many others in state government, to get them out even faster,” said Gov. Beshear.  “That is my primary mission right now.” The Governor announced the state is expected to receive an additional 53...
Kentucky Governor Applauds Humana for Hiring 600 Veterans
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Kentucky Governor Applauds Humana for Hiring 600 Veterans

Gov. Beshear Applauds Humana for Commitment to Hire 600 Veterans, 150 Military Spouses over Next 4 Years Ahead of Veterans Day, Nov. 11, Governor honors veterans, military families FRANKFORT, KY (STL.News) Ahead of Veterans Day, Gov. Andy Beshear joined Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs (KDVA) Commissioner Lt. Col. (Retired) Keith Jackson and Humana executives virtually to announce that over the next four years, the health care company is committed to hiring 600 veterans and 150 military spouses in Kentucky. The Governor said Humana’s commitment to hire veterans and military spouses by the end of 2024 is a welcome addition to state’s goal of being the most military and veteran friendly state in America. “Thank you to every veteran for your commitment and sacrifice to our great coun...
Kentucky Governor Announces Highest Weekly COVID-19 Case Total
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Kentucky Governor Announces Highest Weekly COVID-19 Case Total

Gov. Beshear Announces Highest Weekly COVID-19 Case Total, Urges Kentuckians to Act FRANKFORT, KY (STL.News) Gov. Andy Beshear on Sunday implored Kentuckians, especially those in red zone counties, to follow the recommendations to reduce the spread of COVID-19, with a continued escalation in cases that includes Kentucky’s highest test positivity rate in more than half a year and the highest number of cases in a week by almost 500 cases. “This virus is spreading in communities in every corner of the commonwealth, and everyone, from our businesses and schools to individuals, must do their part to stop the spread and save lives,” Gov. Beshear said.  “Without each of us doing our part, the rampant spread will continue to take more Kentuckians.  Let’s come together as Team Kentucky to defeat t...
Kentucky Governor Beshear: New Campaign Aimed at Helping Adults
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Kentucky Governor Beshear: New Campaign Aimed at Helping Adults

Gov. Beshear Announces New Campaign Aimed at Helping Adults to go to College FRANKFORT, KY (STL.News) Never Underestimate You! That’s the mantra behind a new campaign Gov. Andy Beshear announced today for the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship, an effort to boost education and employability among adults. Multiple Kentucky colleges and universities offer over 350 course offerings in high-demand programs in health care, manufacturing, business and information technology, construction/skilled trades and transportation/logistics. Kentuckians can call 833-711-WRKS or visit https://workreadykentucky.com to receive assistance from advisors on how to enroll in the program. “Building a better Kentucky means supporting educational opportunities for every Kentucky family,” Gov. Beshear said.  “During...
Kentucky Gov. Beshear: Ground-Breaking for Regional Airport Terminal
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Kentucky Gov. Beshear: Ground-Breaking for Regional Airport Terminal

Gov. Beshear, Area Leaders Celebrate Ground-Breaking for New Barkley Regional Airport Terminal First phase of $42 million project begins FRANKFORT, KY (STL.News) Today, Gov. Andy Beshear joined airport representatives and local and state officials virtually to celebrate the ground-breaking in Paducah marking the start of construction of the new terminal complex at Barkley Regional Airport. “Today’s event is the perfect bookend to my last visit announcing a $5 million state commitment to help this project get off the ground,” said Gov. Beshear.  “The kickoff to construction is a major milestone that is the product of lots of community support and buy-in at all levels of government.  We all look forward to the role the improved airport will play in spurring economic development and connecti...
Kentucky Gov. Beshear: Virus Continues to Surge Across Commonwealth
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Kentucky Gov. Beshear: Virus Continues to Surge Across Commonwealth

FRANKFORT, KY (STL.News) Gov. Andy Beshear said Kentuckians should be alarmed by the surge of COVID-19 cases in the commonwealth and renew their commitment to stop the spread of this disease before the crisis escalates further. “It continues to be a difficult time in the commonwealth, where every day, things appear to be getting worse and more concerning,” said Gov. Beshear.  “We are seeing not only a surge in the virus, but more and more of our kids by percentage who are getting it.” Families, schools, businesses and community leaders in counties listed in the red zone should follow nine recommendations to keep people safe.  All Kentuckians should consider adopting some of these recommendations to help their county avoid the red zone.  Today’s COVID-19 case report is the highest ever fo...
Kentucky Gov. Beshear Announced New Company in Paris
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Kentucky Gov. Beshear Announced New Company in Paris

As Kentucky Continues Fight Against COVID-19, New Company to Manufacture PPE in Paris FRANKFORT, KY (STL.News) Leaders of the newly formed U.S. Medical Glove Co. LLC expect to create 192 full-time, high-tech jobs at a Paris manufacturing facility to produce medical-grade gloves, Gov. Andy Beshear announced today. “As we continue to fight COVID-19, we are working to rebuild our economy and create a better Kentucky,” said Gov. Beshear.  “Personal protective equipment is in high demand throughout the world, and this new company can help meet that need.  Also, as a veteran-run company, leaders at U.S. Medical Glove want to create quality, well-paying jobs for other veterans.  Congratulations to U.S. Medical Glove for moving forward with its first facility, and thank you for building your busi...
Kentucky: HANDLE Global to Add 80 Jobs in Jefferson County
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Kentucky: HANDLE Global to Add 80 Jobs in Jefferson County

FRANKFORT, KY (STL.News) HANDLE Global, doing business as Healthcare Asset Network, which develops, sells and implements technology in support of the health care equipment supply chain, is expanding in Jefferson County with a $7.8 million investment toward additional warehousing and 80 high-paying jobs across its distribution and headquarters operations. “I’ve said many times in the fight against COVID-19, we are in this together, and few companies embody that spirit of togetherness like HANDLE Global,” Gov. Andy Beshear said.  “This Kentucky-based company is doing its part to combat the virus by working closely with health care providers and other organizations to meet drastically rising demand for supply chain analytics. In addition, its new expansion will provide new jobs, high wages a...
Kentucky Govenor Beshear Announces Grants for Kentucky Communities
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Kentucky Govenor Beshear Announces Grants for Kentucky Communities

???????Gov. Beshear Announces More Than $3 Million in Grants for Kentucky Communities Another more than $9 million announced for 30 communities to improve local streets, roads Frankfort, KY (STL.News) Today, Gov. Andy Beshear announced $3,000,394 in Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) grants for six projects in Central and Eastern Kentucky communities that will improve workforce training, bolster education systems, update critical infrastructure, further economic diversification and build a better Kentucky. The grant funding is administered by the Department for Local Government (DLG). Communities receiving funds are Green County, McCreary County, Albany, Paintsville, Pikeville and Whitesburg. Gov. Beshear also announced more than $9 million in funding from the Kentucky Transportation ...
Kentucky Governor Beshear Announces $3.6 Million in Grants for Eastern Kentucky Communities
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Kentucky Governor Beshear Announces $3.6 Million in Grants for Eastern Kentucky Communities

Gov. Beshear Announces more than $3.6 Million in Grants for Eastern Kentucky Communities FRANKFORT, KY (STL.News) Today, Gov. Andy Beshear announced $3,690,902 million in Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) grants for seven projects in Eastern Kentucky communities that will update infrastructure, bolster education, spur economic development, improve health care and build a better Kentucky. The Department for Local Government (DLG) administers the grant funding. Communities receiving funds are Booneville, Hazard, Morehead, Mount Vernon and Somerset. Gov. Beshear also announced nearly $4 million in funding from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) to a dozen communities for improvement of local streets and roads. “These projects will improve the lives of people in Eastern Kentucky...
Kentucky Governor Beshear: Must Wear Masks As Cases Rise Across Kentucky, United States
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Kentucky Governor Beshear: Must Wear Masks As Cases Rise Across Kentucky, United States

FRANKFORT, KY (STL.News) Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday said Kentuckians must wear masks to prevent further spread of the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) as cases rise across Kentucky and the rest of the United States. “This week has been a tough week, with three out of the five highest days for new COVID-19 cases,” said Gov. Beshear.  “This virus is everywhere.  It is in your community.  We need every community doing what it takes to defeat it.” The Governor will finish his two-week quarantine tomorrow morning.  The First Family has recently tested negative for the virus four times. “Wear a mask.  It saves lives.  I’ve now tested negative four straight times after sitting in the passenger seat next to someone driving who was infectious with COVID,” said Gov. Beshear.  “I was wearing a m...
Kentucky Governor Beshear: White House Recommends Limited Gatherings in Red, Orange Counties
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Kentucky Governor Beshear: White House Recommends Limited Gatherings in Red, Orange Counties

Gov. Beshear: White House Recommends More Limits on Small Gatherings in Red, Orange Counties Public, private gatherings ideally should not extend beyond immediate family FRANKFORT, KY (STL.News) Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday said the White House is saying Kentuckians in red or orange counties shouldn’t have gatherings at all beyond their immediate families. The Governor noted Kentucky already has guidance limiting to 10 or fewer people gatherings such as backyard barbecues and house parties, but the recommendation from the White House this week goes even further. “There is so much spread at family gatherings, events at the house, as well as weddings and funerals,” the Governor said.  “At the very least, we need people to be a lot more cognizant of the dangers of these gatherings, especi...
Kentucky Governor Beshear Announces $780,000 in Funding for Public Safety Agencies
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Kentucky Governor Beshear Announces $780,000 in Funding for Public Safety Agencies

Gov. Beshear Announces More than $780,000 in Funding for Public Safety Agencies in Fight against COVID-19 Funding awarded to respond to price gouging, protect Kentuckians from fraud FRANKFORT, KY (STL.News) Today, Gov. Andy Beshear announced more than $780,000 in federal funding has been awarded to Kentucky public safety agencies and offices to help protect Kentuckians, including seniors, against scams and fraud and to respond to price gouging during the fight against the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). “Kentuckians have been resilient during this pandemic, but unfortunately there are criminals who have targeted our people, particularly our seniors and those facing financial difficulty during this already difficult time,” said Gov. Beshear.  “This funding provides resources to our law ...
Kentucky Governor Beshear: TOPY America Inc. Completes $38 Million Expansion
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Kentucky Governor Beshear: TOPY America Inc. Completes $38 Million Expansion

TOPY America Inc. Completes $38 Million Expansion at Frankfort Facility Investment adds upgrades to work environment, expands production capacity FRANKFORT, KY (STL.News) Today, Gov. Andy Beshear congratulated TOPY America Inc., a steel wheel manufacturer for the North American passenger car and light truck markets, on completing a $38 million renovation at its Frankfort operation, a project positioning the company and its employees for success in the years ahead. “For 35 years, TOPY America has been a vital part of the Frankfort community, providing stable jobs and quality products that families depend on,” Gov. Beshear said.  “We are proud to see the company make this major reinvestment, take a big step forward in efficiency and modernization, and work to secure the future of its busine...