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Commentary: Time for Beshear to fix unemployment insurance disaster, live up to promises

By Kentucky State Senators Danny Carroll, Matt Castlen, Stephen Meredith and Robby Mills Special to KyForward Since the coronavirus pandemic came to Kentucky in early March, our state has been hit hard – more than most others. Due to Gov. Andy Beshear’s executive orders, more than 800,000 Kentuckians lost their livelihoods and were forced to file unemployment insurance claims. As Kentucky state...

Senate passes bill requiring Kentucky cities to cooperate with federal immigration officials

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Legislation requiring state and local authorities to cooperate with federal immigration officials passed the Kentucky Senate on Tuesday. The measure, known as the Federal Immigration Cooperation Act, would ban the creation of sanctuary cities in Kentucky and forbid local governments from enacting ordinances that would allow them to refuse to cooperate with federal agencies. It...

Early Childhood Institute 2019: Believe in Me KY roundtable discussion in Louisville this week

The Kentucky Governor’s Office of Early Childhood (KYGOEC) will host its annual Early Childhood Institute (ECI) June 19-21.   The goal is to empower early childhood professionals to continue their efforts to impact and shape Kentucky’s children and families. KYGOEC was recently awarded $10.62 million in federal funding from the Every Student Succeeds Act Preschool Development Grant –...

Sekisui Specialty Chemicals gets Governor’s Safety and Health Award for eighth time in nine years

Labor Cabinet Acting Secretary Mike Nemes visited Sekisui Specialty Chemicals in Calvert City today to present a Governor’s Safety and Health Award for the 1,755,643 production hours worked without a lost-time incident by employees. “Today marks the eighth different Governor’s Safety and Health for Sekisui in the last nine years,” Nemes stated. “That is a remarkable feat and it is something...

Legislative leaders name members of a bi-partisan School Safety Working Group

Legislative leaders have named the 10 members of a bi-partisan panel on school safety. The School Safety Working Group was decided upon by House and Senate leadership, in the wake of the shooting at Marshall County High School earlier this year, in which two students were killed and 18 others injured, 14 by bullets and four others while trying to flee. 
Senate President Robert Stivers, R-Manchester...