The Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet and Operation UNITE are launching a new substance abuse call center that will connect people across the state with drug treatment, Gov. Matt Bevin announced today

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Woody Maglinger502-564-2611Woody.Maglinger@ky.gov*Correction: The helpline will go live on Dec. 1, 2017.Gov. Matt Bevin, Justice Cabinet and Operation UNITE Unveil New Drug Treatment HelplineThe KY Help Call Center will connect people with resources statewideFRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 17, 2017) - The Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet and Operation UNITE are launching a new …

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When it comes to legalizing pot… WWBD?

By Erica RuckerKentucky, your governor is a fool. The pension crisis — among the nation’s worst — is a defining issue in Kentucky. So… WWBD? What will Gov. Matt Bevin do? What has he done? Not much.One thing is certain: He will keep repeating the phrase “a sucker’s bet,” and do little else besides cut …

Appeal filed in dismissal of medial marijuana lawsuit​

FRANKFORT, Ky. —Plaintiffs appealed a Kentucky court ruling throwing out their lawsuit to legalize medical marijuana.Last month, a Franklin Circuit judge dismissed the lawsuit against Gov. Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear.While the judge acknowledged marijuana has the potential for medial use, he said it is up to the legislature to decide the issue.In …

The Continuing Saga of Kentucky Cannabis…

Headlines from the past week on the continuing argument concerning Cannabis “legalization” in Kentucky…Witnesses testify against Kentucky legalizing marijuanaLOUISVILLE (WHAS) -- A proposal to balance Kentucky’s pension crisis with proceeds from pot sales has gained a lot of attention on social media. Thursday it was the focus of a hearing in Frankfort.   Governor Matt Bevin …

(KY) “…the state has a good reason to "curtail citizens’ possession of a narcotic, hallucinogenic drug."

Kentucky judge dismisses challenge of medical marijuana banBy adam beam, associated pressFRANKFORT, Ky. — Sep 20, 2017, 4:57 PM ETKentucky's ban on medical marijuana has survived an initial test in court, with a judge ruling Wednesday that the state has a good reason to "curtail citizens' possession of a narcotic, hallucinogenic drug."Twenty-nine other states have …

Kentucky prosecutors warn against budget cuts during legislative committee meeting

For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 15, 2017Kentucky prosecutors warn against budget cuts during legislative committee meetingFRANKFORT—Kentucky prosecutors today told state lawmakers that they have little to nothing to cut from their budgets. Governor Matt Bevin requested that most state agencies plan to cut around 17 percent from their current budgets in a letter sent to state officials …

Gov. Bevin to Ceremonially Sign Legislation to Combat Opioid Epidemic Tomorrow

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 14, 2017) – Gov. Matt Bevin will be joined by state legislators in Frankfort on Tuesday, as he ceremonially signs three recently enacted measures aimed at combatting Kentucky’s opioid epidemic.House Bill 333, sponsored by Rep. Kim Moser, prevents physicians from prescribing more than a three-day supply of opioid painkillers (with some exceptions) …

Gov. Bevin Launches ‘Message of Hope’ Campaign as part of Don’t Let Them Die Initiative

Commonwealth of KentuckyGovernor's OfficeFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Woody Maglinger502-564-2611Woody.Maglinger@ky.govGov. Bevin Launches 'Message of Hope' Campaign as part of Don't Let Them Die Initiative FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 3, 2017) - Governor Bevin’s office will begin placing painted rocks around Kentucky this afternoon in order to raise awareness for Kentucky's opioid epidemic and the “Don’t Let Them Die” …

Kentucky’s Tweeting Governor Blocks Critics On Social Media… And He’s Not The Only One

By Brendan McCarthy and June Leffler June 15, 2017Gov. Matt Bevin in recent months has turned to social media platforms to slam local media and share his political views directly with followers.But as Bevin ramped up his criticism and online dispatches, he’s also blocked more than 500 Twitter users from following him, according to records …

Developing Kentucky’s Workforce Op-Ed by Governor Matt Bevin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Woody Maglinger502-564-2611Woody.Maglinger@ky.govDeveloping Kentucky’s WorkforceOp-Ed by Governor Matt BevinFRANKFORT, Ky. (June 15, 2017) - From the beginning of our administration, we have set the goal of making Kentucky the engineering and manufacturing hub of excellence in the world. We are off to a good start. We recently shattered our annual record for new …

(KY) GOV. MATT BEVIN AND AG ANDY BESHEAR GET SUED OVER MEDICAL MARIJUANA!

BECAUSE THIS STORY IS SO IMPORTANT IN KENTUCKY I HAVE INCLUDED TWO SOURCES OF INFORMATION.PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK TO THE VIDEO BELOW TO HEAR THE PRESS CONFERENCE WHICH WAS AIRED ON WLKY.THE LAWSUIT WAS FILED TODAY, JUNE 14TH, 2017, IN JEFFERSON COUNTY KENTUCKY AGAINST GOV. MATT BEVIN AND AG ANDY BESHEAR BY DANNY BELCHER OF …

“Leeper Act,” lifts Kentucky’s 33-year-old moratorium on nuclear power plant construction

Commonwealth of KentuckyGovernor's OfficeMEDIA ADVISORYContact: Woody Maglinger502-564-2611Woody.Maglinger@ky.govGov. Bevin to Ceremonially Sign “Leeper Act”Wednesday in PaducahSB 11 lifts 33-year-old moratorium on nuclear power plant constructionFRANKFORT, Ky. (June 12, 2017) - Gov. Matt Bevin will join state and local officials in Paducah on Wednesday to ceremonially sign the recently enacted Senate Bill 11. The legislation, known as …

Gov. Bevin Invites Kentuckians to Play a Part in ‘Reclaiming Our Communities’

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 2, 2017) – Gov. Matt Bevin yesterday met with more than 400 faith leaders and concerned citizens at Louisville’s Western Middle School to address the epidemic of violence that is gripping the heart of Kentucky’s largest city.He invited churches and other community groups to commit to “adopt” an inner-city neighborhood block to …

Time to Contact our Representatives about Samuel Girod

It’s time to start sending letters, emails, calls to the 8 elected representatives below (9 if you count Melania). Here’s the plan in two steps:STEP 1: Have your letter and social media post handy in a text doc. You can copy and paste from the examples below or click here to download samples, then edit …

Kentucky Surging Forward Following Legislative Session

  Commonwealth of KentuckyGovernor's Office FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Woody Maglinger502-564-2611Woody.Maglinger@ky.gov Kentucky Surging Forward Following Legislative Session Op-Ed by Governor Matt Bevin FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 16, 2017) – On the first Saturday in May each year, the Kentucky Derby captures the attention and fascination of the world and creates special moments that will long be …

…Under (HB 315), a gang can be any three people who share a name, symbol or leader, or who have been identified as a gang by any state or the federal government…

  The Kentucky House and Senate are poised to pass a bill this week that is both unnecessary and likely to be costly in terms of both money and human potential. If it reaches him, Gov. Matt Bevin should veto House Bill 315, the so-called gang bill. It flies in the face of the evidence-based …

Charter school bill passes, goes to governor

For Immediate Release March 15, 2017 Charter school bill passes, goes to governor FRANKFORT—The Kentucky Senate and House each voted today in favor of legislation to allow publicly funded charter schools to operate in Kentucky. The bill now goes to Gov. Matt Bevin, a supporter of charter schools, to be signed into law. House Bill …

Kentucky’s Republican governor released 13 pages of emails Friday about a disputed road project after the state legislature’s top Democrat sued him for the information just ahead of the November election.

FRANKFORT -- Kentucky's Republican governor released 13 pages of emails Friday about a disputed road project after the state legislature's top Democrat sued him for the information just ahead of the November election. The legal skirmish highlighted the tension surrounding Kentucky's elections for the state House of Representatives, the last legislative chamber in the South …

Bevin has been Governor for almost a year and hasn’t learned that there are 3 branches of government…

    Rogers & Driver, Attorneys at Law   Bevin has been Governor for almost a year and hasn't learned that there are 3 branches of government that balance the others with different powers. The Kentucky Supreme Court declared his university budget cuts illegal. Judge Shepherd declared his unilateral “reorganization” of the U of L …

Proposed Medicaid Changes in Kentucky – Tell us what you think about Governor Bevin’s proposed Medicaid changes

Proposed Medicaid Changes in Kentucky - Tell us what you think about Governor Bevin's proposed Medicaid changes - LINK PLEASE FOLLOW LINK ABOVE TO COMPLETE THIS IMPORTANT SURVEY!  YOUR HEALTHCARE IS AT RISK IN KENTUCKY!  NOW IS THE TIME TO SPEAK UP! United 874K Members and Supporters – The three public hearings on the proposed …

2 Kentucky governors, past and present, in acrid public feud

    Adam Beam, Associated Press   FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2015, file photo, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin gives his inaugural address as former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, lower left, listens on the steps of the State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. Kentucky's two most recent governors are feuding and have verbally attacked each …

This Week at the State Capitol

January 25-29, 2016 FRANKFORT -- Getting our financial house in order. That was a theme Gov. Matt Bevin returned to several times as he gave his first budget address on Tuesday night during a joint session of the Kentucky General Assembly. The governor’s State of the Commonwealth Budget Address unveiled a two-year spending plan that …

Ex-congressman’s group wants medical marijuana in Kentucky

By BRUCE SCHREINER Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. More than two decades ago, hospital staff looked the other way when his brother smoked marijuana to help maintain his appetite while battling AIDS, former U.S. Rep. Mike Ward said. Now the ex-congressman wants to bring medical marijuana into the mainstream in Kentucky. Ward, who served one term …