SENATOR JARED CARPENTER’S LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Jared Carpenter
Jared Carpenter

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

Kaplan Recognizes Berea for Affordability

Berea College
Berea College

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

Rep. Leslie Combs’ public-private partnership bill passes the House

Rep. Leslie Combs
Rep. Leslie Combs
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.

“With support from both sides of the aisle, and with the backing of organizations like the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, I am increasingly confident that we can make this a reality Continue reading Rep. Leslie Combs’ public-private partnership bill passes the House

The Administration and Congress Should Work Together to Address the Zika Virus

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

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.

Millions of people in Latin America and the Caribbean have been diagnosed with the Zika virus, which is transmitted primarily by Continue reading The Administration and Congress Should Work Together to Address the Zika Virus

BEREA WELCOME CENTER CARVERS DEMONSTRATE AT KY ARTISAN CENTER

David Buzzard begins a cottonwood bark carving; a finished bark carving by David Buzzard; Carvings by Jack Gann; Jack Gann carves a horse and rider.
David Buzzard begins a cottonwood bark carving; a finished bark carving by David Buzzard; Carvings by Jack Gann; Jack Gann carves a horse and rider.

Three members of the Berea Welcome Center Carvers will demonstrate a variety of woodcarving styles and techniques on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Continue reading BEREA WELCOME CENTER CARVERS DEMONSTRATE AT KY ARTISAN CENTER

McConnell Urges Senate to Pass Bipartisan Bill to Permanently Protect Families, Students, Small Business from Taxes on Their Internet Access

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

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.

“Entrepreneurs use it to help run their businesses and come up with Continue reading McConnell Urges Senate to Pass Bipartisan Bill to Permanently Protect Families, Students, Small Business from Taxes on Their Internet Access

Legislative leaders to appear on WEKU-FM

Greg Stumbo & Robert Stivers II
Greg Stumbo & Robert Stivers II

Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo and Senate President Robert Stivers II will be featured during the second half of the hour-long “Eastern Standard” program today, Feb. 11th.

Beginning at 11:30 a.m., the two legislative leaders will give their views of what has taken place during the first half of the 2016 Regular Session and what they expect will happen in the session’s remaining Continue reading Legislative leaders to appear on WEKU-FM