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U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Kentucky State Director Dr. Tom Carew today announced the availability of grants to help communities repair essential community facilities damaged by presidentially declared disasters in 2022.

On Monday, July 10, 2023, at approximately 2:52 A.M, Kentucky State Police, Post 13, Hazard, received a 911 call in reference to a two motorcycle accident, in the Amburgey community of Knott County.

The “Citizen Doctor of the Year” award was originated to recognize a Family Physician of strong moral values whose deeds and actions exemplified the characteristic of service before self, and that magnify the principle of the specialty of Family Medicine’s focus on compassion and caring for the wellbeing of our patients and communities. 

Today, Gov. Andy Beshear joined the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and lawmakers to announce that Kentuckians can make their first-ever sports bets in Kentucky in less than 60 days.

A working group of the Visual and Performing Arts standards revision committee will meet in-person at 300 Sower in Frankfort at 9 a.m. ET on July 12, 2023.

Today, Gov. Andy Beshear broke ground in Richmond on a new law enforcement training facility named in honor of Jody Cash, who lost his life in the line of duty May 16, 2022, while serving as chief deputy of the Calloway County Sheriff’s Office.

Attorney General Daniel Cameron opposed a push to eliminate AM radios in electric vehicles.

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE- By State Representative Amy Neighbors

Help prevent impaired driving crashes during the holiday weekend.

FRANKFORT ­­— The Kentucky General Assembly continues to monitor Kentucky’s juvenile justice system following the 2023 legislative session. The Juvenile Justice Oversight Council held its first meeting of the 2023 interim period on Friday. The council is co-chaired by Sen. Whitney Westerfield, R-Fruit Hill, and Rep. Daniel Elliott, R-Danville. The other legislators on the council are Sen. Danny Carroll, R-Benton; Sen. Robin L. Webb, D-Grayson; Rep. Kevin D. Bratcher, R-Louisville; and Rep. Keturah Herron, D-Louisville.

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