Kentucky

June 24, 2021

Kentucky Governor: Internet Expansion Plan

Gov. Beshear Requests Input from Broadband Providers Ahead of Better Kentucky Plan Internet Expansion Extending broadband access to unserved communities expected to create 10,000 jobs Frankfort, KY (STL.News) Gov. Andy Beshear requested input from broadband providers as he launched the next phase of his Better Kentucky Plan, which will bring internet access to...

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June 24, 2021

Kentucky Governor Announces Return-to-Work Incentive

Frankfort, KY (STL.News) Gov. Andy Beshear announced a new incentive plan today to pay as many as 15,000 Kentuckians on unemployment insurance a one-time $1,500 bonus to rejoin the workforce by July 30. The Governor set aside $22.5 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds to pay for the...

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June 21, 2021

Kentucky: Fruehauf to Reestablish in Bowling Green

Frankfort, KY (STL.News) Gov. Andy Beshear announced semi-trailer and equipment manufacturer Fruehauf Inc. plans to locate its first U.S. facility in nearly 25 years in Bowling Green with a $12 million investment expected to create 288 full-time jobs in the years ahead. “The nearly 300 jobs to be created through this project will...

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June 18, 2021

Kentucky Governor: Funds to be Invested in Early Childhood Initiatives

Gov. Beshear Announces Nearly $6 Million of Additional Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement Funds to be Invested in Early Childhood Initiatives Frankfort, KY (STL.News) Gov. Andy Beshear and Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman announced today that the Kentucky Governor’s Office of Early Childhood (GOEC) will receive nearly $6 million in additional funds from the annual...

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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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