Kentucky State Government and Public Real Estate News

The 2015 HBAK Summer Meeting will be held in Louisville, July 23-24, at the Galt House Hotel. The Thursday night reception will be held at the Evans Williams Bourbon Experience.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 25, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — 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. more »

BEREA, Ky. – September 2, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — 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. more »

FRANKFORT, Ky. – August 26, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — 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. more »

FRANKFORT, Ky. – May 20, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Two new Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) historical markers, one at the Dinsmore Homestead and the other in downtown Burlington, will highlight early Burlington history.

Dedication ceremonies are set for the first week in June.

The Dinsmore Homestead dedication will be Sunday, June 1, at 3 p.m. EDT at 5656 Burlington Pike. The house, which dates to 1842, was home to James and Martha Macomb Dinsmore and was the center of a typical large, antebellum Boone County farm. more »

Funding will help meet critical state, local needs

FRANKFORT, Ky. – May 13, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — 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. more »

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 15, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — There are still many residents who are not aware of their rights to live free from discrimination in the area of housing.

The national Fair Housing Month of April began in 1968 as a celebration of the passage of the national Act, and burgeoned into an annual recognition. Many states, if not all, also adopted April as state Fair Housing Month. more »

$500,000 Community Development Block Grant supported construction of expanded facility

MUNFORDVILLE, Ky. – April 10, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — 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. more »

Washington, DC, – April 7, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Today, U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) questioned the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2015 during a budget hearing with the U.S. House Appropriations Committee on which he serves as chairman. Specifically, Chairman Rogers asserted his concern for proposed cuts to Rural Housing programs, like the Section 502 Direct Loan and Section 523 Mutual and Self Help Housing programs. more »

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 17, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) –​During U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers’ (KY-05) opening statement at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) fiscal year 2015 budget hearing, he commended Secretary Thomas Vilsack for his recent visit to southern and eastern Kentucky and the agency’s partnership for the Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) Initiative. more »

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 20, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The Kentucky Interagency Council on Homelessness Steering Committee will hold a regularly scheduled meeting at 10 a.m., ET, on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, in Kentucky Housing Corporation’s west annex, 1231 Louisville Road, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601. more »

With a blast of Arctic air covering the state, the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) says consumers can limit the impact on their home heating bills by taking steps to reduce energy consumption.

“As temperatures plummet, energy usage and home heating bills inevitably rise,” PSC Chairman David Armstrong said. “But a few simple steps can help limit the effect.” more »

Community Development Block Grant to help construct new Smith Mills Volunteer Fire Department

FRANKFORT, Ky. – January 7, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Governor Steve Beshear today announced a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to construct a new fire station for the Smith Mills Volunteer Fire Department in Henderson County. The new facility will replace the community’s current fire station, which is located in an unsafe, antiquated building that was originally constructed in 1901. more »

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 6, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — The Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund Advisory Committee will hold a regularly scheduled meeting at 10:30 a.m., ET, on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, in the Kentucky Housing Corporation Board room, 1231 Louisville Road, Frankfort. more »

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 19, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Fearing a setback for financially strapped homeowners and disruption to a slowly improving housing market, Attorney General Jack Conway has joined again with 41 attorneys general from around the country in urging Congress to extend soon-to-be expired tax relief for distressed homeowners into next year. more »

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 11, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Attorney General Jack Conway today announced that a Franklin Circuit Court judge has ruled that the Office of the Attorney General properly alleged violations of Kentucky’s Consumer Protection Act against MERSCORP Holdings, Inc., and its wholly-owned subsidiary Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (MERS). more »

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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