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Justice Cabinet awards more than $7.9 million in grants

Frankfort, KY – Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary J. Michael Brown has announced that the cabinet awarded more than $7.9 million in grants to crime victim groups in 2012. The money was allocated through the federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

OxyContin Trial Will Be Held in Kentucky

Attorney General Jack Conway announced today's decision by the U.S Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit that affirms a lower court's order returning a 2007 lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin, to Pike Circuit Court in eastern Kentucky. Shortly after the case was filed, Purdue Pharma removed the case to the Southern District of New York. The two-judge panel today upheld the prior decision of the U.S. District Court, which allowed the Attorney General's motion to proceed with the litigation in Pike Circuit Court where it was originally filed.

Great Central U.S. 'ShakeOut' is Just a Month Away

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan 8, 2013) - In just one month, hundreds of communities throughout a nine state region will participate in a region wide earthquake drill during the third annual "Great Central U.S. ShakeOut." At 10:15 a.m. (Central Time) on Feb 7, 2013, millions of people will practice the recommended safety action in the event of an earthquake, "Drop, Cover and Hold On." During an earthquake, individuals are advised to:

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet seeks public input on 20-year plan

Survey will help plan strategy for improved system

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 7, 2013) – In 2035, what will be our transportation needs for Kentucky? Will our focus be on maintaining and improving existing roadways, constructing new roads, or issues concerning other modes of transportation? Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials are asking these questions as they update the Kentucky Long Range Transportation Plan.

Six Die On Kentucky Roadways Last Week

(FRANKFORT, Ky.) – Preliminary statistics* indicate that six people died in five separate crashes on Kentucky’s roadways from Wednesday, Jan. 2 through Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013.