A Hollywood actress, numerous rallies, and winter weather were among the highlights of a busy sixth week of session in the Kentucky General Assembly. Last week also included plenty of committee meetings and bills passing.
The national organization Save the Children, which promotes early childhood learning, had its Action Network President Mark Shriver and actress Jennifer Garner testify in Frankfort on behalf of the organization and their work throughout Kentucky. We were pleased to welcome Mr. Continue reading SENATOR JARED CARPENTER’S LEGISLATIVE UPDATE→
Media outlets continue to recognize Berea College’s uncommon mission of keeping higher education affordable. An article entitled College: Admission Possible, by Russell Schaffer for a higher-ed blog produced by Kaplan Test Prep, highlights families’ concerns about rising college costs and increasing debt. The article cites a recent U.S. News & World Report article in which Berea College was named as the college whose 2014 graduates had the least debt. Berea was also ranked number one in U.S. News & World Report’s list of the top 10 most affordable schools. Continue reading Kaplan Recognizes Berea for Affordability→
State Rep. Leslie Combs, a long-time advocate for bringing Kentucky in line with most other states that have taken advantage of public-private partnerships, said she was very pleased to see the Kentucky House put its support behind her legislation on Thursday.
Like many Kentuckians, I’m concerned about the Zika virus and the growing number of reports of people infected. In a recent meeting with President Obama at the White House, I raised the spread of this virus and what it could mean for Kentucky and the country as we head into warmer weather this spring and summer.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today prior to the Senate vote on the bipartisan Internet Tax Freedom Forever Act and Customs conference report:
“The Internet is a resource used daily by Americans of all ages, across our country.
“Students use it to research school projects and papers.
Possession of controlled substance: Richmond Police arrested Kevin Burrell age 20 of Mt Sterling, Kentucky on a unrelated warrant and also charged with Possession of controlled substance 1st ,Possession of controlled substance 1st, ( Heroin) , Possession of Marijiuana and Possession of Drug Continue reading Richmond Police Report Feb. 11, 2016→