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Glenna Bevin: Scholarship tax credits expand education opportunities for of Kentucky’s children

During the next few weeks, our General Assembly has a remarkable opportunity to give thousands of Kentucky children a new path to success by voting in favor of two bills that will help create a scholarship tax credit program. House Bill 205 and Senate Bill 118 will go a long way towards helping children in the Commonwealth reach their dreams. Families like the Hendersons in South Louisville know all...

First Lady, Anthem announce donation of 10,000 duffle bags for KY foster youth; $15K for #WeAreKY!

First Lady Glenna Bevin today joined Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Kentucky Medicaid to announce donations from Anthem to the First Lady’s Foundation, #WeAreKy!, Inc., and the Department of Community Based Services (DCBS) within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. First Lady Bevin Anthem presented a $15,000 donation for the First Lady’s #WeAreKy! Foundation to further programs aimed...

Glenna Bevin: We must fund programs to strengthen families, provide loving homes for children

The well-being of children in our state is of paramount importance to me. As I have said since my husband and I were first entrusted to serve the Commonwealth, our hearts are with Kentucky families. That’s why I am so passionate about my initiatives to improve conditions for children in foster care and to make the adoption process easier and more affordable. We have made strides in both areas. Our...

First Lady Glenna Bevin launches 2018 Kentucky Derby Poster Contest; open to high school students

First Lady Glenna Bevin has announced the launch of the 2018 Kentucky Derby Poster Contest online with the help of Kentucky Interactive. Jackson Penna, a student at Pleasure Ridge Park High School in Louisville, was the winner of the 2017 Kentucky Derby Poster Contest (Photo provided ) High school students throughout the Commonwealth will have the opportunity to create the Governor’s Derby Poster,...

Serving Up Solutions Dinner in Frankfort will benefit Kentucky’s hungry, focus on finding answers

United States Ambassador Kelly Craft, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President Joe Craft, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles, State Representative Phillip Pratt, and State Senator Robin Webb will host a Hunger Initiative dinner in January to benefit food-insecure Kentuckians. Quarles Governor Matt Bevin and First Lady Glenna Bevin are scheduled to serve as the featured guests at the first Serving...

Health and Family Services Cabinet expands ‘duffle shuffle’ program to reach foster children statewide

Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) leaders distributed several hundred duffle bags, backpacks and luggage to Service Region Administrators (SRAs) who met in Richmond last week. The SRAs will take the bags back to their multi-county regions and pass them on to front-line staff. Children coming into foster care will receive the bags for their belongings. “I do not want another child to...

Work by 29 Kentucky artists celebrates tradition across the state in Governor’s Derby Exhibit

Work by 29 Kentucky artists will hang in Frankfort for the Governor’s Derby Exhibit, an annual initiative coordinated by the Kentucky Arts Council. This exhibit is on display through May 8 in the Capitol Rotunda, 700 Capital Ave. in Frankfort. “The Kentucky Derby is a time-honored tradition, and so, too, is our celebration of work by Kentucky artists,” said Kentucky First Lady Glenna Bevin. “The...

Porcelain replica of first lady Glenna Bevin survives some bumps in the road to make Capitol display

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today FRANKFORT – One of the favorite Capitol attractions for the girls in Kentucky’s first family has always been the showcases where commemorative dolls of governors’ wives are on display. “It’s going to be a little bit surreal for them to think their mom is going to be in this case now,” First Lady Glenna Bevin said Monday at a ceremony unveiling the miniature porcelain...