Kentucky State Government and Public Real Estate News

U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01) voted last night in support of H.R. 880, the American Research and Competitiveness Act, and H.R. 1806, the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act. Both measures passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 274 to 145 and 217 to 205, respectively. Whitfield released the following statement upon passage
The Kentucky Oral History Commission (KOHC), an agency of the Kentucky Historical Society, has awarded $29,202 in new grants to support oral history projects. These projects range from Appalshop in the Appalachian Mountains to a New Deal agricultural program in western Kentucky, and integration of Eastern Kentucky University to Kentucky Derby winners
“The Correlation between Fair Housing and Education Achievement Gaps” is the theme for a free fair housing and education forum set for June 11 at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, 1701 West Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, Ky., 40203
The Energy and Power Subcommittee today continued its work to build the Architecture of Abundance with review of a discussion draft that seeks to improve energy reliability and security. Innovation and advancements in technology have offered new opportunities to improve our nation’s electric system for the better; however, changes in market dynamics and new environmental regulations have created new challenges for our electric grid. This section of the bill works to update our nation’s electricity infrastructure and ensure it is secure, resilient, and reliable
U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, met in his Washington office yesterday with representatives of the Delta Regional Authority.
U.S. Rep. Harold 'Hal' Rogers (KY-05) cosponsored and voted for the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015 (H.R. 1732) as the bill passed the full House on Tuesday, May 12. The bill reverses a rule proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in April 2014 to redefine the "Waters of the United States" through the Clean Water Act, expanding the agency's jurisdiction to include dry beds and other areas that are "seasonal or rain-dependent."
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power today continued work on its Architecture of Abundance energy legislation with a review of “Discussion Drafts Addressing Hydropower Regulatory Modernization and FERC Process Coordination under the Natural Gas Act.”
U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, spoke in Washington today to representatives of the Kentucky Association of Realtors
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced it will invest more than $1.24 million to support the Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) initiative to improve the economy and quality of life in Eastern Kentucky.
Paul Grisanti, CCIM and Mike Helline, of Grisanti Group Commercial Real Estate, sold Storage Solutions, located at 11440 Blankenbaker Access Dr. in Louisville, KY. This 110,000 RSF property sold on April 29, 2015 for $10,165,000. The facility is one of the largest in the state of Kentucky with 776 units and is located on the edge of an industrial park serving both residential and business customers.
Dr. David Crowe, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) will address the Board of Directors at the HBAK Summer Meeting July 23 and 24 at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville.
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced it will invest more than $1.24 million to support the Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) initiative to improve the economy and quality of life in Eastern Kentucky.
Gov. Beshear joined community officials to celebrate Site Selection magazine naming Kentucky the top state for economic development projects per capita last year. Communities like Hazard have worked hard to support economic development through strengthening workforce training, improving education, growing tourism, and investing in infrastructure.
Residents and business owners who applied for federal assistance resulting from the severe storms and flooding in April will hear soon from damage inspectors. People who suffered losses in Bath, Bourbon, Carter, Elliott, Franklin, Jefferson, Lawrence, Madison, Rowan, and Scott counties may be eligible for assistance by registering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Alison Lundergan Grimes, Secretary of State and Chief Election Official, is notifying the public that the State Board of Elections has approved and filed an emergency administrative regulation prohibiting electioneering within 100 feet of the entrance to a polling place on Election Day. The emergency administrative regulation, which is effective immediately, does not apply to private property
Attorney General Conway & Lexington Mayor Jim Gray Announce Funding for Affordable Housing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 25, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Attorney General Conway and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray today announced that more than $750,000 will be provided to Lexington initiatives that help displaced families, prevent foreclosures and create affordable housing. The Office of the Attorney General provided funds it recovered after settling a lawsuit with Lender Processing Services, Inc. (LPS) and two of its subsidiaries over allocations of “robo-signed” mortgage loan default servicing documents. more »

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