Yearly Archives: 2015

Kentucky Storm Survivors Urged to Register for Disaster Assistance

Homeowners, renters and business owners affected by the recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding in Kentucky are urged to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as they may be eligible for disaster assistance.

Attorney General Conway Joins Multistate Legal Challenge to EPA Power Plant Regulations

Attorney General Jack Conway joined Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and 15 other states in a legal action against the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for illegally invalidating the individual air quality protection plans in each of those states. In May, the EPA issued a final rule requiring 36 states, including Kentucky, to revise their individual State Implementation Plans (SIP) governing emissions during Startup, Shutdown or Malfunction (SSM) of power plants and manufacturers.

State Property and Buildings Commission to Meet Aug. 11

A Resolution of the State Property and Buildings Commission of the Commonwealth of Kentucky authorizing the issuance of Revenue Bonds for the purpose of financing a project and refunding certain interim financing related thereto; setting forth the terms and conditions upon which said Revenue Bonds are to be issued and providing for a negotiated sale thereof; authorizing and ratifying actions of the Commission Staff in the structuring, planning and preparation of all documentation for the issuance of said Bonds and in preparing and publishing a Preliminary Official Statement and an Official Statement for the Bonds; reciting, acknowledging

Kentucky State Parks Building Monarch Butterfly Waystations

The butterflies – easily identified because of their orange and black colors – are known for their annual journeys to Mexico each year for winter hibernation. Some scientists are concerned that loss of habitat is causing a decline in the Monarch population in some areas.

Lt. Gov. Luallen Cuts Ribbon on Renovated Robertson Building in Springfield

Lieutenant Governor Crit Luallen today cut the ribbon on the renovated Robertson Building in downtown Springfield, opening the door to a mix of affordable apartments and commercial space and infusing new life into the historic building’s footprint on Main Street.

Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Blue Water Trails – Little South Fork of Cumberland River

Slices of Kentucky still retain the patina of times long ago. Powerful economic and cultural forces of the 20th Century reshaped the landscape of Kentucky, but there are still areas that look and feel similar to what those who traveled in horse-drawn buggies witnessed in their daily lives

Whitfield Blasts President Obama’s EPA for Misleading Kentuckians

U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Energy and Power Subcommittee, issued the following statement today in response to the President’s plan to regulate carbon dioxide (C02) from existing power plants, also known as the “Clean Power Plan,” which was released on Monday afternoon. It appears that the Obama Administration deliberately misled Kentucky State officials in order to garner support for his legacy plan

Kentucky Heritage Council Strong Towns Conference Sept. 24-25 will explore new approaches to community...

A two-day conference exploring strategies for community growth and development based on 21st-century challenges will take place Sept. 24-25 in downtown Louisville. The Kentucky Heritage Council (KHC) Strong Towns Conference is being presented with support from KHC member Nana Lampton and Hardscuffle Inc., in partnership with the Kentucky Main Street Program, Preservation Kentucky and Preservation Louisville.

Congressman Ed Whitfield’s Public Schedule for Tuesday, August 4th

U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield, (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, will hold meetings in Paducah

Whitfield Vows to Fight Obama’s Legacy Clean Power Plan

Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (KY-01) issued the following statement after the Obama administration announced final rules to regulate carbon dioxide (C02) from new and existing power plants, also known as the “Clean Power Plan.”

Congressman Ed Whitfield’s Public Schedule for Monday, August 3rd

U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield, (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, will hold meetings in Hopkinsville, then travel to Greenville

Kentucky Public Transportation Infrastructure Authority votes to join electronic toll consortium E-ZPass Group

The Kentucky Public Transportation Infrastructure Authority (KPTIA) today voted to join the E-ZPass Group, which operates a common electronic toll payment program in 15 states. With an E-ZPass transponder, tolls can automatically be paid on any toll road or bridge operated by any member agency of the E-ZPass Group.

Lt. Gov. Luallen Announces Belcan to Expand in Downtown Lexington

Lieutenant Governor Crit Luallen and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray joined company officials and local leaders today to announce the expansion of Belcan Corp. in downtown Lexington. Belcan, a leading engineering services and technical staffing provider, will create 100 jobs and invest $1.2 million into the expansion in the Lexington Vine Center.

Rogers Votes to Protect Coal Jobs, Keep Electricity & Construction Prices Low

U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) voted for legislation that will establish improved health and safety standards for the management and disposal of coal ash, while also protecting an estimated 316,00 jobs across the country. The Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act of 2015 (H.R.1734) reins in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by putting states in charge of implementing coal ash rules and ensures proper protections are in place for public health and the environment.

Water safety important now with rain swollen lakes and rivers

The middle of July usually means less grass mowing because of the parched, brown conditions of most lawns. Streams normally run low and clear in mid-summer and concern about drought clouds people’s minds.


AmeriSave Mortgage Corporation Continues Growth with New Loan Origination Center in...

AmeriSave Mortgage Corporation, NMLS ID #1168, announces today it plans to establish an office in Louisville, Kentucky, and offer jobs to approximately 125 employees and support personnel formerly employed by Discover Home Loans, Inc., which is winding down its mortgage origination operations there


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