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The Political happenings of Madison County, KY

Gov. Bevin Appoints Thomas P. Dupree, Jr. as Fayette County Judge/Executive

Gov. Bevin

Gov. Matt Bevin today appointed Thomas P. Dupree, Jr. as Fayette County Judge/Executive.

Dupree has more than 30 years experience in the securities industry, currently serving as an investment advisor with Dupree Financial Group, which he founded in 2003.

He also hosts the Tom Dupree Show on AM 630 WLAP radio in Lexington. He and his wife, Elizabeth, reside in Lexington and have Continue reading Gov. Bevin Appoints Thomas P. Dupree, Jr. as Fayette County Judge/Executive

Gov. Bevin Joins in Filing Amicus Brief in Second Amendment Case Before Supreme Court

Gov. Bevin

Gov. Matt Bevin has joined with 25 other states in filing an amicus brief in Peruta v. San Diego County, an important Second Amendment case challenging the constitutionality of a California law restricting citizens’ rights to carry handguns outside their homes for self-defense.

“As states and individuals, we must stand united against arbitrary government overreach and this unconstitutional attack on the Continue reading Gov. Bevin Joins in Filing Amicus Brief in Second Amendment Case Before Supreme Court

SENATOR JARED CARPENTER’S LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Jared Carpenter

A wide array of bills were heard in committees and voted out of the Senate in a busy and exciting third week of the 2017 Session. Because this year’s 30-day meeting of the Kentucky General Assembly is considered a “short session,” we make sure we maximize our time here in Frankfort.

We passed nearly 20 bills this week with topics ranging from tobacco use on school property to campaign finance reform to transportation issues. One of the most noteworthy bills, however, is Continue reading SENATOR JARED CARPENTER’S LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Gov. Bevin Testifies Before House Judiciary Committee in Support of HB 333

Gov. Bevin

Gov. Matt Bevin testified yesterday afternoon before the House Judiciary Committee in support of House Bill 333, which seeks to set common sense limits on pain medication prescriptions in an effort to combat Kentucky’s opioid epidemic. The bill also has several measures to regulate, prohibit and punish the illicit possession, importation and trafficking of fentanyl, carfentanil and fentanyl derivatives. Continue reading Gov. Bevin Testifies Before House Judiciary Committee in Support of HB 333

McConnell Statement on Andy Puzder

Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding Andy Puzder’s decision to withdraw as the president’s nominee for Secretary of Labor:

“I strongly supported Andy Puzder because he is uniquely qualified, knows how to improve the lives of hard-working Americans and knows how to get our economy back on track. I’m confident he will continue to find ways to contribute his time and talent to have a positive impact on our nation. I respect his decision Continue reading McConnell Statement on Andy Puzder

McConnell Praises Administration Action to Help Protect Americans from Consequences of Obamacare

Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement in support of the administrative action taken by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Rep. Tom Price:

“Obamacare is a disaster. It has failed our nation and our constituents while forcing insurers to leave markets left and right. That’s why I commend Secretary Price and the Trump Continue reading McConnell Praises Administration Action to Help Protect Americans from Consequences of Obamacare

LOCAL ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION TO HOST ADVOCACY DAY AT THE STATE CAPITOL

The Alzheimer’s Association, AARP Kentucky, and the Kentucky Association of Gerontology are hosting Advocacy Day on Thursday, February 23, 2017, in room 113 at the Capitol Annex building in Frankfort to bring awareness to the increased occurrences of Alzheimer’s disease as well as other dementias. They will address Continue reading LOCAL ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION TO HOST ADVOCACY DAY AT THE STATE CAPITOL

State of the City 2017: One Berea Story

Note: On February 9, 2017, Berea Mayor Steve Connelly delivered his annual State of the City Address before a meeting of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth (KFTC). The following is a draft of Mayor Connelly’s prepared remarks.

Berea’s local economy has changed a lot over the last 70 years. It began the 1950s with numerous small, locally-owned businesses like Moore’s Motel, the Tastee-Freeze, the Carlton, B&B grocery, Barker’s Clothing, Britton Chevrolet, and Purkey’s Hardware, and attracted its first modern manufacturing plant, the Berea Rubber Company, in 1951, and dedicated its first Interstate exit in 1966.

After the Interstate arrived, shopping malls opened in Lexington and Richmond, nationally franchised restaurants appeared in Berea, and our local economy changed drastically. Those early businesses closed, and fewer local investors risked their money in Continue reading State of the City 2017: One Berea Story

Gov. Bevin Makes Appointments to Judicial Nominating Commission for 19th Circuit/District

Gov. Bevin

Gov. Matt Bevin has made the following appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions:

William Mitchell Boggs, Brenda Lee Gluck, Joseph Kelsch and Charles C. Cannon have been appointed to the Judicial Nominating Commission for the 19th Judicial Circuit and District of Kentucky.

William Mitchell Boggs, of Maysville, is an insurance agent. Boggs shall serve for a term expiring January 1, 2020. Continue reading Gov. Bevin Makes Appointments to Judicial Nominating Commission for 19th Circuit/District