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The Political happenings of Madison County, KY

Beshear, State Attorneys General Urge Transparency of Shell Corporations

Andy Beshear

Attorney General Andy Beshear announced he joined a bipartisan group of 24 other attorneys general in support of changes in federal law that would make it tougher for criminals to secretly launder money through shell corporations.

In a letter sent to leadership of the House Financial Services Committee, Beshear urges the advancement of legislation that would improve transparency of shell corporations by requiring them to disclose who controls and profits from their activities. Continue reading Beshear, State Attorneys General Urge Transparency of Shell Corporations

Jerry Little urges citizens to work with city when it comes to infrastructure repair

On Wednesday, workers from the Allen Company poured new gutter and sidewalk infrastructure along U.S. 25, but the city also has much work to do in maintaining older infrastructure, according to Berea City Councilman Jerry Little.

Who is responsible for streets, curbs, and other infrastructure in the greater Berea area? It’s not always clear, as Berea City Councilman Jerry Little pointed out Tuesday night. Little raised the issue during a report about the activities of the city’s Public Works Committee. Continue reading Jerry Little urges citizens to work with city when it comes to infrastructure repair

Beshear to Co-host Training for nearly 20 States Focused on Un-submitted Sexual Assault Kits

Andy Beshear

Attorney General Andy Beshear is co-hosting a national workshop for nearly 20 states that are handling the testing of un-submitted Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence (SAFE) Kits and working to investigate and prosecute these cases.

The two-day training – Aug. 6-7 – will support Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) programs across the country, like Kentucky’s, that have state and federal funding to make communities safer and provide justice to victims. Continue reading Beshear to Co-host Training for nearly 20 States Focused on Un-submitted Sexual Assault Kits

McConnell to Serve as a Key Negotiator on Farm Bill Conference Committee

Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was officially named as a Senate member for the Farm Bill Conference Committee. The Conference Committee includes members from both chambers who will reconcile the Senate and House versions of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (Farm Bill). On the Conference, Senator McConnell is joined by Representative James Comer (KY-01), who was named as a House conferee in July. Continue reading McConnell to Serve as a Key Negotiator on Farm Bill Conference Committee

National Defense Legislation Benefits Kentucky; Now Goes to President Trump for Signature

Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) praised Senate passage of the John S. McCain 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference report, which authorizes $716 billion to equip and train America’s 21st-century forces to meet and overcome today’s security challenges. The bipartisan bill authorizes more than $150 million in funding secured by Senator McConnell for military construction projects at installations in Kentucky in addition to other defense priorities. The bill also supports our troops with a well-earned pay raise. Continue reading National Defense Legislation Benefits Kentucky; Now Goes to President Trump for Signature

Senator McConnell Secures Funding for Kentucky

Mitch McConnell

 U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) secured a number of critical resources for Kentucky in a government funding bill that passed the Senate today. This legislation now goes to a Conference Committee to finalize the differences between the Senate and House versions of the bill.

The provisions Senator McConnell secured in the bill include the following:

 

·         a measure to combat the infestation of Asian Carp in both Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley in Western Kentucky;

Continue reading Senator McConnell Secures Funding for Kentucky

Water Main Break in Berea


The water will be off this afternoon in the Della View Subdivision, Homestead Subdivision, Bratcher Ln (and all side streets), Christmas Ln, O’Donnell Ln as well as Big Hill Rd from Bratcher Ln to Silver Creek Church due to an emergency water main repair. The water will be off for 2 to 4 hours.

If you have any questions, please contact our office.

McConnell Introduces Bill to Designate Camp Nelson as a National Monument

Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) introduced today the Camp Nelson Heritage National Monument Act, which would officially designate Camp Nelson in Jessamine County, Kentucky as a National Monument within the National Park System. Senator McConnell’s bill is the Senate companion of legislation sponsored in the House of Representatives by Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06).

Senator McConnell’s legislation states that national recognition would preserve, protect, and interpret, for the benefit of present and future generations, the nationally-significant historic resources of Camp Nelson and its role in the Civil War, Reconstruction, and African American history and civil rights. Continue reading McConnell Introduces Bill to Designate Camp Nelson as a National Monument

Beshear Fighting Federal Government’s Move to Dismantle Essential Health Care Protections for Kentuckians

Andy Beshear

Attorney General Andy Beshear said thousands of Kentuckians would be affected if the federal government is allowed to dismantle essential ACA health care protections like coverage of pre-existing conditions, newborn, maturity and pediatric services, substance abuse treatment and oral and vision care.

Beshear and a group of state attorneys general are asking a federal court to reject the U.S. Department of Labor’s Association Health Plan (AHP) Rule that allows critical changes to the nation’s health care landscape by eliminating access to key ACA health care benefits currently afforded to Kentuckians.

Continue reading Beshear Fighting Federal Government’s Move to Dismantle Essential Health Care Protections for Kentuckians