Kentucky State Government and Public Real Estate News

Congressman Dave Reichert (WA-8) and Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) introduced H.R. 1779, the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act (RHYTPA). This legislation will reauthorize the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act—currently the only federal program targeted solely to help runaway youth—and also add new protections for youth victims of human trafficking or sexual exploitation
The House Energy and Commerce Committee today advanced legislation introduced by Representative Ed Whitfield (KY-01) to bring regulatory relief to electricity providers and manufacturers across the country. H.R. 906, A Bill to Modify the Efficiency Standards for Grid-Enabled Water Heaters, was approved by the committee by voice vote. The bill enables thermal storage water heaters to continue being manufactured and sold by exempting them from regulation under new Department of Energy efficiency standards
The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights and the Berea Human Rights Commission are sponsoring training on the Kentucky Fair Housing Act on April 29. The training will take place at the Madison County Public Library-Berea Branch, 319 Chestnut Street in Berea from 1 to 3 p.m. (EST). Real estate licensees, landlords, social service providers and government employees are strongly encouraged to attend. The free training is open to the public. Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance
State housing advocate organizations will honor the U.S. and Kentucky Fair Housing Month of April with a guided bus tour through the Kentucky town of Shelbyville. The tour will provide participants the opportunity to review the history of the community and the effects of segregation
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U.S. Representative Thomas Massie Introduces Bill to Secure National Road and Bridge Funding “The DRIVE Act ensures that the Highway Trust Fund can fulfill its namesake duty – to fund highways, without an increase in the gas tax rate” WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 20, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Today, Congressman Thomas Massie introduced the DRIVE [...]
U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Rural Development (USDA-RD) during a budget hearing on Wednesday for supporting the bipartisan initiative SOAR - Shaping Our Appalachian Region. In response to a devastating downturn in the Appalachian coal industry, Rogers and Governor Steve Beshear (D-KY) launched the non-profit organization in 2013 to help diversify the economy, create jobs and enhance innovative opportunities in Kentucky's Appalachian region
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY) today held a hearing on “The 21st Century Electricity Challenge: Ensuring a Secure, Reliable and Modern Electricity System.” A strong electricity system is critical to our economic and national security, and today’s hearing focused on efforts to modernize the nation’s electric grid to meet the challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century.
The Galt House is a 25-story, 1300-room hotel in Louisville, Kentucky established in 1972. It is named for a nearby historic hotel erected in 1837 and demolished in 1921. The Galt House is the city's only hotel on the Ohio River
Governor Steve Beshear today joined Rep. Rita Smart, of Richmond, and Kentucky Housing Corporation’s (KHC) Executive Director Kathryn Peters to ceremonially sign new legislation enabling KHC to expand its lines of business, with the goal of ultimately helping more families obtain quality, affordable housing in the Commonwealth
Reminiscent of the final warehouse scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark, more than 190,000 cardboard boxes being relocated to the new Kentucky State Records Center in Frankfort are filled with history of the Commonwealth.
Two new Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) historical markers, one at the Dinsmore Homestead and the other in downtown Burlington, will highlight early Burlington history.
Governor Steve Beshear today announced that Kentucky has received more than $4.8 million in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to assist organizations that teach and tutor children, combat homelessness, provide drug resistance education and empower victims of domestic violence.
There are still many residents who are not aware of their rights to live free from discrimination in the area of housing.
Gov. Steve Beshear today joined local officials in Hart County to celebrate the opening of the newly renovated Munfordville Fire Station. A $500,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funded the expansion and rehabilitation of the new building.
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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