162,000 Kentuckians Enrolled in Health Insurance Thanks to kynect

Private health plans make up 25 percent of enrollments

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Signups for affordable health insurance are not only going strong in the Commonwealth – they are accelerating. More than 162,000 Kentuckians are now enrolled in new health coverage, or an average of 1,500 per day. That’s even faster than the initial rate last fall of 1,000 signups per day

From the Editor - "The Question"

Editor Ron CurryVideoed "Question & Answer" Opportunity for 2014 Candidates

Clay County, Kentucky - Local elections are extremely important in deciding in what direction cities and counties all across the country are going in, especially concerning community economic health. So with this in mind, ClayCoNews has a question to pose to every candidate seeking public office in Clay County, KY in the upcoming 2014 election.

Gov. Beshear, Congressman Rogers Issue SOAR Summit Report; Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Regional StrikeForce

Leaders cite multiple new efforts as evidence of SOAR momentum

PINEVILLE, Ky. – Governor Steve Beshear and Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers joined U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today to announce the first report from last month’s Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) Summit, as well as to reveal significant new partnership opportunities through the USDA – which the leaders said mean promising new strategies for the success of eastern Kentucky and the entire Commonwealth.

Gov. Beshear Announces Award to Support Small Business in Southeast Ky.

Governor Steve Beshear

New program part of development strategy through S.O.A.R.; creates $2.6 million loan pool

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Steve Beshear has announced a grant to support and spur economic growth in southeastern Kentucky. The funds will allow entrepreneurs and startup companies in the region to qualify for $1.3 million in small business loans through the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Art and Essay Contest Celebrates Governor’s Mansion Centennial

First Lady Jane Beshear

First Lady invites Kentucky school children to submit original works for display, prizes

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky public, private and home school students are invited to submit original artwork and/or essays in the Governor’s Mansion Centennial Visual Art and Essay Contest sponsored by First Lady Jane Beshear, the Kentucky Governor’s Mansion Centennial Committee and the Kentucky Department of Education. The contest is part of a yearlong series of events celebrating the 100th anniversary of the current Kentucky Governor’s Mansion, also known as the “People’s House.”


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