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Kentucky State Newsletter Newsletter for Friday December 18, 2009


Kentucky State Newsletter Newsletter for Friday December 18, 2009 ( 31 items )  

Consumer Advisory Council Appointments for 2010
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 -- The Federal Reserve issued the following news release: The Federal Reserve Board has named ten new members to its Consumer Advisory Council for three-year terms and designated a new Chair and Vice Chair of the Council for 2010. The Council advises the Board on the exercise of its responsibilities under the Consumer Credit Protection Act and on other matters in the area of consumer financial services. The Council meets three times a year in Washington, D.C. Michael  more

Cordray Alerts Ohio Parents of Crib Recall
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 17 -- The Ohio Attorney General issued the following news release: Attorney General Richard Cordray today joins the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in alerting Ohio parents about a potentially deadly product that could be found in their homes. According to a safety alert issued today by the CPSC, the Simplicity drop side crib manufactured by Simplicity Inc. and SFCA Inc. has been blamed for another infant death. The crib, originally recalled in December   more

Debate Team Returns and Places Second
SOUTH BEND, Ind., Dec. 17 -- Indiana University at South Bend issued the following news release: It has been a long time between debate tournaments for Indiana University South Bend - say about 27 years. Six IU South Bend debate team members recently participated in the 40th Annual Age of Aquarius Tournament at Ball State University, Muncie. Twenty teams from Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky took part. The IU south Bend team outscored the likes of IU Bloomington and Purdue and w  more

Four Finalists Selected for 2010 National Superintendent of the Year
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 -- The American Association of School Administrators issued the following news release: The American Association of School Administrators (AASA) has announced four finalists in the 2010 National Superintendent of the Year program. The program, co-sponsored by ARAMARK Education, ING and AASA and now in its 23rd year, celebrates the contributions and leadership of public school superintendents. AASA will announce the 2010 National Superintendent of the Year on Feb. 11, 2010,  more

Hells Angels Chapter President and Owner of Motorcycle Dealership Sentenced for Selling Speed
DETROIT, Dec. 17 -- The U.S. Justice Department's Drug Enforcement Administration's Detroit Field Office issued the following news release: United States Attorney Candace G. Hill of the Western District of Kentucky announced today that on December 16, 2009, Charles Trent Willett, age 35 of Mayfield, Kentucky, was sentenced to 5 years and 10 months imprisonment, and Kevin Wayne Sawyer, age 51 also of Mayfield, Kentucky, was sentenced to 1 year and 9 months imprisonment in United States Distric  more

Holly Jolly Postcards on Exhibit
LEXINGTON, Ky., Dec. 17 -- The University of Kentucky issued the following news release: The public is invited to check out an online exhibition of a collection of postcards celebrating the holiday season from the University of Kentucky Special Collections and Digital Programs (http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/lib.php?lib_id=13). The holiday postcards exhibit is the subject of a blog entry titled "Celebrating the Holidays: postcards from 100 years ago" on the blog Curiosities & Wonders (http:  more

James Named CASE Kentucky President
MOREHEAD, Ky., Dec. 17 --Morehead State University issued the following news release: Morehead State University's Phillip M. James, assistant director of alumni and constituent relations, has been named president of CASE Kentucky. The announcement was made during CASE Kentucky's state conference held recently in Lexington. James will assume his duties Jan. 1. He will succeed Ron Wilson of Western Kentucky University. A two-time graduate of MSU, James earned a Bachelor of Business Adm  more

Kentucky's Jobless Rate Drops to 10.6 Percent in November
FRANKFORT, Ky., Dec. 17 -- The Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet issued the following news release: Kentucky's seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate declined .7 percentage point to 10.6 percent in November 2009 from a revised 11.3 percent in October 2009, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. November 2009's jobless rate is 3.4 percentage points higher than the 7.2 percent  more

Kentucky's Jobless Rate Drops to 10.6 Percent in November
FRANKFORT, Ky., Dec. 17 -- The Kentucky Education Cabinet issued the following news release: Kentucky's seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate declined .7 percentage point to 10.6 percent in November 2009 from a revised 11.3 percent in October 2009, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. November 2009's jobless rate is 3.4 percentage points higher than the 7.2 percent rate recorded in November  more

Lugar Congratulates Newburgh Resident on being a 2009-2010 Fulbright Grantee
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 -- The office of Sen. Richard G. Lugar, R-Ind., issued the following news release: U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar today congratulated Jordan Sanderson of Newburgh on receiving a Fulbright Grant to study in Mexico this year. "I congratulate Jordan on receiving this wonderful opportunity," said Lugar. "Travelling abroad and studying in their respective fields opens a new world of possibility for our Hoosier students. I hope they continue to use the skills and lessons learned thro  more

Naomi Tutu to Keynote IUPUI King Celebration Dinner
INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 17 -- Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis issued the following news release: The IUPUI Black Student Union and IUPUI will present the 41st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration Dinner at 6 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, at the Hyatt Regency Ballroom in downtown Indianapolis. The theme for this year's dinner is "Back to the Basics: Redreaming Dr. King's Dream." Human rights activist and award-winning educator Naomi Tutu will deliver the dinner's keynote  more

NCSL Annual Forecast: Construction Continues on Repairing State Budgets
DENVER, Dec. 17 -- The National Conference of State Legislatures issued the following news release: Fiscal year (FY) 2010 is expected to still be a difficult year for state budgets. The fiscal challenges are enormous, appalling and, unfortunately, at least two years away from being over. Even though budget gaps vary across the United States, each state has something in common. Lawmakers have made repairing state budgets a top priority for legislatures across the country during the 2010 leg  more

NEH Announces $20 Million in Awards and Offers for 319 Humanities Projects
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 -- The National Endowment for the Humanities issued the following news release: The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced $20 million in grant awards and offers for 319 humanities projects Thursday. New funding supports a wide variety of projects nationwide, including traveling exhibitions, research fellowships and faculty research by teachers at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Institutions with High Hispanic Enrollment, and Tribal Colleges an  more

Nevada, Kentucky, and Mississippi Secretaries of State Release Stanford Report and Executive Recommendations
JACKSON, Miss., Dec. 17 -- The Mississippi Secretary of State issued the following news release: In response to the Stanford financial debacle that affected many states across the nation, Secretaries of State Trey Grayson of Kentucky, Ross Miller of Nevada, and Delbert Hosemann of Mississippi participated in a hearing regarding Stanford on October 5, 2009 in Jackson, Mississippi. The purpose of the hearing was to discuss Stanford Financial's organization and operation, provide a forum for Sta  more

Northern Ky Clean Indoor Air Partnership Unveils Health Kiosk
LEXINGTON, Ky., Dec. 17 -- The University of Kentucky issued the following news release: The University of Kentucky College of Nursing's Clean Indoor Air Partnership , St. Elizabeth Healthcare and the Northern Kentucky Health Department will launch an interactive health kiosk that will provide information on heart health, smoking cessation, secondhand smoke and radon at the Erlanger Branch of the Kenton County Public Library at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 18. The kiosk, called The Well, with a t  more

NSSE: EKU Ahead of Peers in Most Student Engagement Categories
RICHMOND, Ky., Dec. 16 -- Eastern Kentucky University issued the following news release: Forty-eight percent of Eastern Kentucky University seniors said they would "definitely" make the same choice if they could start their college education anew, a figure well above the national average of 39 percent among large, public master's degree-granting institutions participating in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). An additional 39 percent of EKU seniors said they would "probably"  more

Paul Volcker Visit to Campus in October Was Precursor of What He's Telling World Bankers
GEORGETOWN, Ky., Dec. 17 -- Georgetown College issued the following news release: A Dec. 15 story on Bloomberg.com referred to former Fed Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker's visit in October with Georgetown College students as a preview to his recent five-country, eight-week tour during which he warned bankers and regulators that they have not come close to dealing with the worst economic crisis in 70 years. President Bill Crouch brought Volcker, a Trustee Fellow of Georgetown College, to spea  more

PSC Commissioner Borders Named to National Clean Coal Panel
FRANKFORT, Ky., Dec. 16 -- The Kentucky Public Service Commission issued the following news release: Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) Commissioner Charles R. Borders has been named to the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) panel on clean coal technology. "I am honored to accept this challenging assignment," Borders said. "The debate over our nation's future energy policy is entering a critical stage and it is vital that Kentucky's interests be represen  more

Register Now to be Part of MSU's Spring Semester
MOREHEAD, Ky., Dec. 17 --Morehead State University issued the following news release: If your New Year's resolution is to move forward toward a better life for yourself, Morehead State University can help you take that all-important first step. A variety of courses, designed to meet the region's educational needs, will be offered and it's not too late to enroll in the spring semester classes at any of MSU's campuses. Morehead State's spring semester classes begin Jan. 11, and registration   more

Rep. Chandler Supports Bill to Create Local Jobs and Update Infrastructure
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 -- Rep. Ben Chandler, D-Ky. (6th CD), issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Ben Chandler supported the Jobs for Main Street Act to create and save local jobs by investing billions of Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) money in America's schools, highways, small businesses, and the jobs of teachers and policemen. Because Congressman Chandler's own green schools bill would create local jobs, Chandler and eleven other members wrote to House leadership urging  more

Rogers Secures $1.6 Million for UK Early Detection Cancer Research
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 -- Rep. Harold Rogers, R-Ky. (5th CD), issued the following news release: U.S. Congressman Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) announced today that the House of Representatives has approved $1.6 million for the University of Kentucky's (UK) Marty Driesler Cancer Project as part of the 2010 Department of Defense spending bill. The Senate is expected to vote on this final legislation soon. "Cancer has affected nearly every family in the Commonwealth in some way or another," said   more

Rogers Secures $1.8 Million for National Guard Readiness Center in London
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 -- Rep. Harold Rogers, R-Ky. (5th CD), issued the following news release: U.S. Congressman Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) announced today that the Congress has approved over $1.8 million to complete the Kentucky National Guard Joint Operations Support Center in London. Through Rep. Rogers' efforts, the Readiness Center will be able to complete construction on important infrastructure. President Obama signed H.R. 3288, the 2010 Consolidated Appropriations Act into law on Decem  more

Rogers Secures $3.6 Million for the Kentucky National Guard to Fight Drugs
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 -- Rep. Harold Rogers, R-Ky. (5th CD), issued the following news release: U.S. Congressman Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) announced today that the House of Representatives has approved $3.6 million in federal funding for counternarcotics activities in Kentucky. Through Senator Mitch McConnell and Rep. Rogers' ongoing initiative, the Kentucky National Guard will be able to continue marijuana eradication and methamphetamine lab destruction efforts in the Commonwealth. The Senat  more

Rogers Secures $4.8 Million to Equip the Kentucky National Guard for Emergencies
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 -- Rep. Harold Rogers, R-Ky. (5th CD), issued the following news release: U.S. Congressman Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) announced today that the House of Representatives has approved $4.8 million in federal funding for transportable generators for the Kentucky National Guard. Through Rep. Rogers' efforts, the Kentucky National Guard will be able to supply portable generators to key facilities and locations in the event of a manmade or natural disaster. The Senate is expecte  more

State Legislators Aim to Help More Students Get a College Degree
DENVER, Dec. 17 -- The National Conference of State Legislatures issued the following news release: America has lost its lead as the country with the highest percentage of college-educated citizens and now is struggling to get it back. Just over half--56 percent--of students that enroll in a four-year institution earn a bachelor's degree within six years. Only 28 percent of associate degree-seeking students earn their degree within three years. The statistics for students of color are even wo  more

State Personal Income: Third Quarter 2009
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis issued the following news release: State personal income growth averaged 0.3 percent in the third quarter of 2009 with 19 states seeing net earnings growth for the first time in at least a year, according to estimates released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Personal income growth rates ranged from 0.8 percent in Alaska to -0.4 percent in Louisiana. Although third-quarter personal income gro  more

Telshor Boulevard to Have Lane Closures
LAS CRUCES, N.M., Dec. 17 -- The city of Las Cruces issued the following news release: Las Cruces motorists are advised that Telshor Boulevard will have lane closures beginning Monday, January 4, 2010 from 6:00 am. The closures will be in effect for approximately four weeks. The outside northbound lane on Telshor will be closed leaving one through lane open from Kentucky Fried Chicken to Nacho Drive. Morrow Enterprises, Inc. will be installing storm drain and roadway work on Telshor Bou  more

Terre Haute Rex Hire General Manager
TERRE HAUTE, Ind., Dec. 17 -- Indiana State University issued the following news release: The Indiana State University Foundation Thursday (Dec. 17) announced the hiring of Roland Shelton as assistant vice president for constituent relations with the foundation and general manager of the Terre Haute Rex baseball franchise. Amy Huntsinger was also named marketing coordinator for the team. Shelton, of Olathe, Kan., brings a wealth of management experience to the position with over 19 years o  more

Two Kentucky Residents Sentenced on Multiple Federal Drug Charges
PADUCAH, Ky., Dec. 17 -- The U.S. Justice Department's Drug Enforcement Administration's Detroit Field Office issued the following news release: On December 15, 2009, U.S. District Chief Judge Thomas B. Russell sentenced Wanda Murphy Godby, age 44, and Lorandus Stone, Jr., age 46, both of Earlington, Kentucky, on multiple drug conspiracy charges. The Court sentenced Stone to 17 years and 6 months imprisonment to be followed by 8 years of supervised release for one count of conspiracy to posse  more

U.S. Marshals Arrest Tennessee Escapee and His Wife
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Marshals Service issued the following news release: Last night, an escapee from Tennessee and his wife were arrested by U.S. Marshals in east Phoenix. Keith Lee Whitling, age 41, and his wife, Melissa Jewel, age 37, were the targets of a drug investigation conducted in Erwin, Tenn. The couple was allegedly involved in trading OxyContin for marijuana. OxyContin is one of the most abused prescription drugs in the United States and   more

Winners of Kentucky's Most Prestigious Scholarship Delve into Centre Life
DANVILLE, Ky., Dec. 17 -- Centre College issued the following news release: By Leigh Ivey This fall, Centre College's first class of Brown Fellows (http://www.centre.edu/web/news/2009/brown_fellows.html) began their college careers. And having recently completed their first term at the College, they feel the Centre experience has already exceeded their expectations. The 10 students are the first in Centre history to have received "full-ride-plus" scholarships, which cover not only tuiti  more




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