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Government

  • More Than a Half-Million Dollars to Kentucky Nonprofits

    Monday, November 20, Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles and Walmart hosted a “Day of Giving” at the Statehouse in Frankfort. Commissioner Quarles presented over a half-million dollars to 10 nonprofits receiving Walmart Foundation State Giving Grants in addition to discussing the Kentucky Hunger Initiative.

  • Local circuit judge participated in racial fairness training

    Circuit Court Judge Charles C. Simms III, who serves Hart, LaRue and Nelson counties, participated in sessions on racial fairness in jury selection, eyewitness testimony and the opioid epidemic at the 2017 Circuit Judges College that took place October 22-25 in Louisville. The Education Committee of the Kentucky Circuit Judges Association and the Office of Judicial Branch Education at the Administrative Office of the Courts developed the college.

  • Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning to meet November 9, 2017

     LAND OF LINCOLN PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

                                          NOVEMBER 2017 AGENDA

  • County road crew battles shingles

     LaRue County road crews are accustomed to clearing roadways of storm debris and fallen limbs, but they came upon a new task when faced with eight tons of roof shingles dumped onto three county roads last week.

  • New State laws in effect

    Most new laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2017 regular session went into effect on Thursday, June 29.

    The Kentucky Constitution specifies that new laws take effect 90 days after the adjournment of the legislature unless they have a special effective date, are general appropriations measures, or include an emergency clause that makes them effective immediately upon becoming law. Final adjournment of the 2017 Regular Session was on March 30, making June 29 the normal effective date for most bills.

  • Legislature wraps up most significant Session in modern history

    By Brandon Reed
    25th District KY State Representative

    The most significant legislative session in modern Kentucky history has officially come to an end. Although it was just a short, 30-day session, the General Assembly has accomplished more in 2017 than in any recent 60-day session.

  • Rep. Reed legislature update

    With a busy week of the regular session behind us, the legislature is heading into a 10-day veto recess to let Governor Bevin review the legislation passed by the General Assembly.

    We took action this week to give final passage to several measures to make Kentucky safer, support our first responders, and ease burdens on our local churches.

    Final passage was given to House Bill 222 this week, which prohibits an individual from receiving shock probation if they have been convicted of manslaughter or reckless homicide due to driving under the influence.

  • Sweeping changes to reform education

    Early mornings turned to late nights and spirited debate echoed through the House and Senate chambers as we closed in on the final days of the 2017 Legislative Session in Frankfort.

    A flurry of bills were sent to Governor Matt Bevin’s desk this week, highlighted by measures to empower our Kentucky teachers and create better learning environments for our Kentucky students.

  • Making use of our time

    By Steve Meredith

    State Senate, District 5

    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.

  • House taking steps to protect those in service

    By Brandon Reed

    State Representative, 24th District

    The people’s work continues in the General Assembly as a busy third week of the Regular Session comes to a close. The House has taken steps to protect the brave men and women who serve our communities in uniform, educate students on opioid abuse prevention, honor our state’s veterans, and make government open and transparent to the hardworking taxpayers of Kentucky.