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Government

  • KHC offering low interest home loans

    The Kentucky Housing Corporation, the state housing finance agency, is offering the lowest rates in its 40-year history. 

    “With rates this low and down payment and closing costs assistance, Kentuckians who thought they would not be able to own a home now have an opportunity,” said Gov. Steve Beshear. “I encourage potential homeowners to contact KHC to learn more about this unique financing opportunity. These low rates will not last.” 

  • Historic Fort Knox bridges to be replaced

     Governor Steve Beshear  announced Dec. 19 that a project to replace two railroad bridges that are aged and deteriorated, yet vital to Fort Knox and countless freight customers, has been approved for an $11.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

  • Mike Cottrell named EMS director

     Pat Helm, director of emergency medical services, tendered his resignation to LaRue Fiscal Court last week with an effective date of Dec. 31.

  • Video explains environmental surcharge

     The process the Kentucky Public Service Commission follows in the review and approval of coal-related environmental compliance costs incurred by electric utilities is explained in a video available online.

    The narrated slide show covers the legal basis for the recovery of environmental costs, the PSC’s review process and the environmental surcharge through which the costs are passed on to a utility’s ratepayers.

    The video, which is about 10 minutes long, is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvGmPHRtdNk.

  • State snow and ice crews ready to go

     Kentucky Transportation Cabinet maintenance crews are prepared to combat snow-covered and icy roads whenever they occur.

    Nearly 2,000 KYTC employees are standing by to treat and clear more than 60,000 lane miles of roads.

    “The safety of Kentucky’s roadways is the focal point of our maintenance program this time of year,” Transportation Cabinet Secretary Mike Hancock said. “Our snow and ice teams are on the job and ready to go even before winter weather hits. I’m proud of their professionalism and dedication to service.”

  • Sewer rates increase for New Haven residents

    A short agenda marked the final meeting of the New Haven Board of Commissioners for 2011 on Thursday. Mostly routine business was discussed to include awarding the new garbage collection contract to Waste Management of Kentucky. Tim McNalley, representing the company, was on hand to address any concerns and explain a 5-percent rate increase effective until June 2013. Fees for New Haven customers will rise from $8.20 a month to $8.61. The city of New Haven simply passes on its cost to the customers taking only a small handling and postage fee of 0.275 cents of each bill.

  • Kentucky Public Service Commission approves LGE settlement

     The Kentucky Public Service Commission has approved the unanimous settlement agreement in the environmental cost recovery case for Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company.

  • Fiscal Court changes medical provider for jail

    LaRue County Fiscal Court gave its approval for the county jail to contract with a new provider, CorrectHealth, for medical services for inmates.

    County Judge-executive Tommy Turner, meeting with magistrates at the courthouse in Hodgenville Dec. 14, said the new provider based in Georgia would offer more cost effective services than the current provider, Southern Health Partners.  CorrectHealth will begin its services in February.

  • INAUGURATION 2011: Beshear promises better tomorrow for Kentucky kids

     FRANKFORT - Ignoring overcast skies and chilly temperatures, Gov. Steve Beshear shared his vision for tomorrow with Kentuckians during his inaugural speech Dec. 13 on the Capitol’s steps.

    Beshear became only the second Kentucky governor in modern times to serve consecutive terms. Paul Patton was the first.

  • Gov. Steve Beshear's Inaugural address

     Thank you, Jane, for your love and support, and for being such a great First Lady.  Thank you to our sons, Jeff and Andy, and their families, for making us so proud.

     

    And thank you to Jerry, Madeline and Sidney Abramson, for agreeing to join us in leading this state over the next four years.

     

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