Hundreds of millions of dollars are expected to flow into Kentucky from the federal stimulus package, and local governments are preparing to handle the influx of cash.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is asking victims of last week’s ice storm in Kentucky not to eat the prepackaged meals that have been distributed in the state because the meals may contain salmonella infected peanut butter.
Governor Steve Beshear has ordered the total activation of the Kentucky National Guard. The move will add three thousand troops to the recovery effort across the state, making it the largest call-up of National Guard troops in Kentucky history.
Governor Steve Beshear is preparing to meet with Kentucky’s legislative leaders. They will discuss possibilities for dealing with a $456 million shortfall.
State prosecutors in Kentucky say Governor Steve Beshear’s proposed budget cuts could be damaging to the legal system.
The plan proposes creating a Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard. It would require 25 percent of Kentucky’s energy to come from some renewable sources but also from increased energy efficiency by the year 2025. Energy and Environment Cabinet secretary Len Peters says the emphasis will be on efficiency, and power plants will not be required to meet any particular target.
Kentucky’s four Catholic bishops are asking Governor Steve Beshear to stop an execution scheduled for later this month.
The Kentucky Youth Advocates organization is asking Governor Steve Beshear and state lawmakers to find new sources of revenue instead of cutting budgets to offset a projected revenue shortfall.
Louisville and Jeffersontown have received grants to improve bicycle accessibility and safety.
Governor Steve Beshear says Kentuckians need to take better care of themselves.