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The Political happenings of Madison County, KY

Making a Lasting Contribution to Our Country

Mitch McConnell

The Senate is working with President Trump to secure significant accomplishments for the American people, from combating the opioid epidemic to providing the largest year-on-year increase in defense funding in 15 years. However, there’s one key issue I want to especially highlight because it can set our nation on the right path for generations to come. It’s the Senate’s successes in confirming President Trump’s highly-qualified nominees to serve as federal judges. Continue reading Making a Lasting Contribution to Our Country

Bevin Administration Files Official Response to Attorney General’s Political Lawsuit Against SB 151

Gov. Bevin

Gov. Matt Bevin’s legal team filed in Franklin Circuit Court yesterday their official response to Attorney General Andy Beshear’s political lawsuit against Senate Bill 151, Kentucky’s recently enacted pension reform law.

SB 151, the Commonwealth’s most meaningful attempt to protect the pensions of Kentucky’s public workers and teachers, was passed by both houses of the General Assembly on March 29 and signed into law by Gov. Bevin on April 10. Less than 24 hours later, the ever-opportunistic AG Beshear brought suit against the measure.

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Beshear Calls on Federal Lawmakers to Increase Penalties on Irresponsible Drug Manufacturers

Andy Beshear

As part of his ongoing fight against the pipeline of opioids flooding Kentucky, Attorney General Andy Beshear is calling on federal lawmakers to pass legislation that significantly increases the size of fines levied against irresponsible drug manufacturers.

The legislation would increase the civil penalty from $10,000 to $100,000 per violation and doubles the maximum criminal penalty from $250,000 to $500,000 per violation for drug manufacturers who fail to legally report suspiciously large volumes of their drugs to state and federal authorities. Continue reading Beshear Calls on Federal Lawmakers to Increase Penalties on Irresponsible Drug Manufacturers

State releases county unemployment data for April 2018

Unemployment rates fell in all 120 Kentucky counties between April 2017 and April 2018, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 2.7 percent. It was followed by Campbell, Oldham and Shelby counties, 2.9 percent each; Fayette, Scott and Spencer counties, 3 percent each; and Boone, Kenton, Marion, Warren and Washington counties, 3.1 percent each. Continue reading State releases county unemployment data for April 2018

Attorney General Beshear Again Fails to Defend Kentucky Law Protecting Dignity of Unborn Children

While Gov. Matt Bevin’s legal team is fighting an attempt by the ACLU and a Louisville abortion clinic to overturn the recently enacted House Bill 454, Kentucky’s attorney general is continuing his track record of failing to defend the Commonwealth’s unborn.

Attorney General Andy Beshear has reached an agreement with the ACLU and the abortion clinic to be dismissed from the lawsuit Continue reading Attorney General Beshear Again Fails to Defend Kentucky Law Protecting Dignity of Unborn Children

REPUBLICAN JENNIE HAYMOND RUNNING FOR MADISON COUNTY ATTORNEY ON MAY 22ND

JENNIE HAYMOND

Public service is an important part of Jennie Haymond’s life in Madison County. She comes from a tight-knit military family – her father served in the Army and both of her siblings are currently Majors in the Air Force.

Haymond was raised in a Christian home, and under the guidance of her mother, she developed her work ethic and sense of accountability. “I was raised under the belief that anything worth having must be earned,” said Haymond. “Mom taught us to never underestimate the Continue reading REPUBLICAN JENNIE HAYMOND RUNNING FOR MADISON COUNTY ATTORNEY ON MAY 22ND

Senator McConnell Congratulates Kentucky Mother of the Year

KY MOTHER OF THE YEAR

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) welcomed to his U.S. Capitol office, Tonya Moreland, the 2018 Kentucky Mother of the Year. She received the acclamation from American Mothers, Inc., a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of mothers and children in the United States and around the world.

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