Kentucky

June 9, 2021

Kentucky Governor: Medical Service Mission in Eastern Kentucky

FRANKFORT, KY (STL.News) Gov. Andy Beshear announced the launch of Operation Gateway Kentucky Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) Medical Mission, a service operation in five Eastern Kentucky counties to provide free, general medical, dental and optometry services to approximately 1,800 uninsured or underinsured Kentuckians. “Health care is a basic human right,” said Gov....

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June 8, 2021

Kentucky Governor: Disaster Food Benefits Available

FRANKFORT, KY (STL.News) On Monday, Gov. Andy Beshear said Eastern Kentuckians in nine counties affected by recent historic flooding may be eligible to apply for disaster food benefits during a seven-day application process that begins today, Monday, June 7. Gov. Beshear’s administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have received approval...

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June 8, 2021

Kentucky Governor: Jamie Link to Lead Labor Cabinet

FRANKFORT, KY (STL.News) On Monday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that Labor Cabinet Secretary Larry Roberts will retire at the end of June in order to spend more time with his family and that Jamie Link will lead the cabinet as secretary beginning July 1. “The commonwealth has been fortunate to have a...

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June 7, 2021

Kentucky: FEMA to Help, Apply for Federal Disaster Assistance

Gov. Beshear: Additional FEMA Staff Available to Help Kentuckians Apply for Federal Disaster Assistance FRANKFORT, KY (STL.News) Gov. Andy Beshear, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Kentucky Emergency Management announced additional FEMA staff will be available in person to assist Kentuckians eligible for federal disaster aid. “We appreciate FEMA continuing to partner...

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June 7, 2021

Kentucky Governor: New Jobs in Metals Industry

Gov. Beshear: Over 1,500 New Jobs Planned Across Kentucky’s Metals Industry Point to Strengthening Economy FRANKFORT, KY (STL.News) From steel tube manufacturing to copper recycling, Gov. Andy Beshear said companies in Kentucky’s metals industry are helping to build a stronger post-COVID economy by creating over 1,500 jobs through $870 million in investments...

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June 4, 2021

Kentucky: Maire Santiago Sentenced on Bank Fraud Charge

Kentucky Woman, Anica Maire Santiago Sentenced on Bank Fraud, Aggravated Identify Theft Charges ABINGDON, VA (STL.News) A Clay City, Kentucky woman, who along with two other individuals stole checks and identification documents and committed bank fraud and aggravated identify theft, was sentenced on Thursday to 39 months in federal prison....

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June 3, 2021

Kentucky: FEMA To Assist People Affected by Severe Flooding

Frankfort, KY (STL.News) Gov. Andy Beshear the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Kentucky Emergency Management announced FEMA staff will be available to meet in person with Kentuckians affected by severe storms and flooding at Individual Assistance Registration Support Centers in Breathitt, Johnson and Powell counties. The staff will be available June 5,...

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June 1, 2021

Kentucky: Flags to Half-Staff for Sailor Killed at Pearl Harbor

Frankfort, KY (STL.News) Gov. Andy Beshear has ordered flags at all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, June 2, in honor of a Kentucky sailor who was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, but whose remains were only identified in September 2020. Navy Gunner’s...

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June 1, 2021

Kentucky: Reduced-Cost Health Coverage for Uninsured People

Frankfort, KY (STL.News) Gov. Andy Beshear announced today that more uninsured Kentuckians are eligible for reduced-cost health care coverage under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021. To take advantage of reduced- and no-cost plans, eligible Kentuckians – both uninsured and current enrollees – must be properly enrolled through the health insurance...

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May 28, 2021

Kentucky Governor: FEMA Assistance for 22 Counties

Gov. Beshear: FEMA Approves Additional Assistance for 22 More Counties Affected by Historic Flooding Frankfort, KY (STL.News) Gov. Andy Beshear announced Friday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved his request for individual assistance for 22 more Kentucky counties following severe flooding Feb. 27 to March 14, 2021. “There will now...

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May 28, 2021

Kentucky Governor Highlights $989,000 Award to Elliott County

Gov. Beshear Highlights $989,000 Award to Elliott County to Restore and Reopen Old Laurel Gorge Bridge Governor also presents $500,000 award to upgrade State Route 755 SANDY HOOK, KY (STL.News) Today at Elliott County High School, Gov. Andy Beshear presented a $989,445.60 ceremonial check for a state project to restore and reopen...

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