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Students recognized at 12th annual KGHS/KY NEED Youth Summit and Awards Luncheon in Lexington

More than 100 Kentucky students and teachers were recognized at the 12th annual Youth Summit and Awards Luncheon in Lexington on April 25 hosted by the Kentucky Green and Healthy Schools (KGHS) program and the Kentucky National Energy Education Development (KY NEED) project. As an initiative within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, KGHS is a program of the Kentucky Environmental...

William E. Groves Construction in Madisonville presented Governor’s Safety and Health Award

Labor Cabinet Deputy Secretary Mike Nemes visited William E. Groves Construction in Madisonville today to present a Governor’s Safety and Health Award for the 507,834 production hours worked without a lost-time incident by employees. Nemes “On behalf of Governor Bevin and the Labor Cabinet, I want to congratulate William E. Groves Construction on this remarkable achievement,” Labor Secretary...

Kentucky awarded nearly $1.1 million grant for apprenticeships from U.S. Department of Labor

The U.S. Dept. of Labor (USDOL) has announced that the Kentucky Labor Cabinet has been awarded $1,085,871 under the ApprenticeshipUSA State Expansion Grant Initiative to continue efforts to grow Registered Apprenticeships throughout the Commonwealth. “Receiving this funding is a testament to the success we’ve had expanding Registered Apprenticeships across the state and countless opportunities...

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...

Governor’s Safety and Health Award presented to Domtar-Hawesville after one million injury free hours

Labor Cabinet Deputy Secretary Mike Nemes visited Domtar in Hawesville to present a Governor’s Safety and Health Award for working 1,053,309 consecutive hours without a lost time injury or illness. “Congratulations to Domtar in Hawesville for earning its first Governor’s Safety and Health Award,” Labor Cabinet Secretary Derrick Ramsey said. “Days like today allow us to showcase some of the...

Louisville’s Multi Packaging Solutions presented Governor’s Safety and Health Award

Labor Cabinet Deputy Secretary Mike Nemes visited Multi Packaging Solutions in Louisville to present a Governor’s Safety and Health Award for working 2,795,296 consecutive hours without a lost time injury or illness. “This is Multi Packaging Solution’s second Governor’s Safety and Health Award in as many years,” Labor Secretary Derrick Ramsey said. “On behalf of Gov. Bevin, it is my honor...

Carhartt in Madisonville presented Governor’s Safety and Health Award

Kentucky Labor Cabinet Deputy Secretary Mike Nemes visited Carhartt’s Madisonville Cutting Facility Thursday to present a Governor’s Safety and Health Award for working 669,980 consecutive hours without a lost time injury or illness. “Carhartt’s Madisonville Cutting Facility has now earned this award two years in a row,” Labor Secretary Derrick Ramsey said. “This is indicative of...

Firestone Industrial Products in Williamsburg presented Governor’s Safety and Health Award

Kentucky Labor Cabinet Deputy Secretary Mike Nemes visited Firestone Industrial Products in Williamsburg to present a Governor’s Safety and Health Award for working 1,107,767 consecutive hours without a lost time injury or illness. “Over 400 employees working together seamlessly and safely together is the kind of model to be emulated in businesses all across the state,” Labor Secretary Derrick...

Big Rivers Electric Corp. in Henderson wins Governor’s Safety and Health Award

Kentucky Labor Cabinet Deputy Secretary Mike Nemes visited the Big Rivers Electric Corporation in Henderson to present a Governor’s Safety and Health Award for its commitment to protecting the safety of its workers on the job. “Working over one million hours without a lost time injury or illness is an amazing accomplishment,” Nemes said. “This is the third Big Rivers facility to receive a Governor’s...

Injury free for two years, Nolin RECC presented with Governor’s Safety and Health Award

Kentucky Labor Cabinet Deputy Secretary Mike Nemes visited the Nolin RECC in Elizabethtown Thursday to present a Governor’s Safety and Health Award for its dedication toward workplace safety. “Nolin RECC has now amassed 500,000 hours over two years without a lost time injury or illness,” Dep. Sec. Nemes said. “On behalf of Governor Bevin and the Kentucky Labor Cabinet, I am privileged to congratulate...

Big Rivers Electric Wilson Station presented Governor’s Safety and Health Award by Ramsey

Kentucky Labor Cabinet Secretary Derrick Ramsey announced Tuesday that the 100 employees of Big Rivers Electric Corporation–Wilson Station have earned a Governor’s Safety and Health Award for their 1.7 million hours of work without a lost time injury. Deputy Secretary Mike Nemes visited the facility to congratulate employees. “The hardworking men and women of the Wilson Station have gone nearly...

Pennyrile Electric receives Governor’s Safety and Health Award for fifth time

Kentucky Labor Cabinet Deputy Secretary Mike Nemes was on hand Thursday at Pennyrile Electric to present a Governor’s Safety and Health Award for their exemplary commitment to workplace safety. In recognition of Pennyrile Electric’s fifth award of this kind, Labor Cabinet Secretary Derrick Ramsey congratulated them on their achievement. “The 113 employees of Pennyrile Electric work together...

Bevin names former Barren County Judge Executive Dickerson to head Public Protection Cabinet

David A. Dickerson of Glasgow, a former Barren County Judge Executive, has been named Secretary of the Public Protection Cabinet, Gov. Matt Bevin said Tuesday. “David has the character and commitment I am looking for as I continue to fill key positions in this administration,” said Gov. Bevin. “He is a proven business leader and a trusted friend. He will be a great leader in Public Protection.” Dickerson...