Law enforcement bans together to oppose hemp bill

Industrial hemp production in Kentucky is not economically sound, would impose an unnecessary financial burden on the state, and could facilitate future efforts to legalize its cousin – marijuana, according to law enforcement officials across the commonwealth.

Gov. Beshear Urges Kentuckians to Apply for the Earned Income Tax Credit

Governor Steve Beshear


Thousands of low- and middle-income Kentuckians are eligible for assistance

LEXINGTON, Ky. - As part of National Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day, Governor Steve Beshear today launched his annual campaign to urge eligible Kentuckians to apply for the tax credit.  The EITC is a refundable federal tax credit for low- and middle-income working individuals and families.

Fair Board Approves Lease for Kentucky Kingdom

LOUISVILLE, KY (Jan. 24, 2013) – Approval of a new lease agreement today by the Kentucky State Fair Board moves the reopening of Kentucky Kingdom to as early as spring 2014. The investors, Kentucky Kingdom LLLP, now must secure the final private loans – worth $25 million - before the park can open.

Kentucky’s Auto Manufacturers Produce More Than One Million Vehicles in 2012, Best Output Since 2007

Commonwealth ranks fourth in nation for light vehicle production

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky’s thriving automotive industry enjoyed a banner year in 2012, with annual production reaching more than one million vehicles for the first time since 2007, before the national economic downturn.

Governor Beshear announces partnership with UK HealthCare to operate the new Eastern State Hospital

Agreement to improve patient care, blend physical and behavioral health treatments

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Steve Beshear announced today that the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) and University of Kentucky (UK) HealthCare have signed a letter of intent under which UK will operate and manage the newly constructed Eastern State Hospital in Lexington.


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