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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Kentucky Newsletter for Sunday July 21, 2019 ( 13 items )  

American Farm Bureau Federation: New Data Highlights Continuing Need to Fight Opioid Addiction in Rural Communities
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, July 18 -- The American Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: * * * - Farm Town Strong campaign continues to offer help and support * * * New data from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration shows that rural communities have the highest death rates nationwide from opioid prescriptions, more than three times the national average. A previously unreleased database from DEA tracking prescription painkillers showed that the highest per-capita opioid de  more

Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms Lauds Rep. Massie's Effort to Repeal Gun-Free School Zone Act
BELLEVUE, Washington, July 17 -- The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms issued the following news release: The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today lauded Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie for reintroducing legislation aimed at repealing the Gun-Free School Zones Act and replacing it with the far more sensible Safe Students Act. "The Gun-Free School Zones Act was passed by Congress in 1990, and it's been a disaster," said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottli  more

Dish Co-Founder and Chairman Charlie Ergen to Deliver Keynote at the 2019 INCOMPAS Show
WASHINGTON, July 15 -- INCOMPAS issued the following news release: INCOMPAS, the internet and competitive networks association, today announced that Charlie Ergen, co-founder and chairman of the board of DISH and EchoStar, will deliver a keynote address at The 2019 INCOMPAS Show, taking place November 4-6 in Louisville, Kentucky. During his keynote address, scheduled for 9 a.m. on Tuesday, November 5, Ergen will share insights on what is required to build out a 5G network, as well as the criti  more

Historical Archaeology Journal Issues 12 Research Articles in June 2019 Edition
CHAM, Switzerland, July 20 -- Historical Archaeology, a journal that says it features historic and archaeological areas of interests such as slavery, gender, race, ethnicity, social class, globalization, industry, landscapes, material culture and battlefields from the Society for Historical Archaeology, published 12 research articles on the following topics in its June 2019 edition: * "All My Little Might of Money": Signaling, Structure, and Mobility among the Middling in Nineteenth-Century Vir  more

Institute for Justice: Food Truck Advocates Ask Court to Force Council Members to Provide Public Records
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, July 17 -- The Institute for Justice issued the following news release: * * * - Sponsors of ordinance that could cripple industry have stonewalled Open Records Act request for months * * * It is time to shed light on why some Metro Council members keep pushing new food truck regulations. This morning, the Institute for Justice (IJ) sued four Metro Council members who are refusing to turn over public records. This is the latest action in a legal battle that began in 2017  more

International Spa Association Recognizes 2019 ISPA Innovate Award Winners
LEXINGTON, Kentucky, July 18 -- The International Spa Association issued the following news release: The International SPA Association (ISPA) will honor twelve members with an ISPA Innovate Award onstage during a General Session at the 2019 ISPA Conference & Expo. Established to recognize those companies who have launched innovative solutions and products over the past year, the ISPA Innovate Awards celebrate members who have demonstrated creativity and commitment in the face of an ever-changin  more

Kentucky Horse Council: Registration Open for Kentucky Horse Council's Large Animal Emergency Rescue Training
LEXINGTON, Kentucky, July 17 -- The Kentucky Horse Council issued the following news: The Kentucky Horse Council announces Large Animal Emergency Rescue Training to be held at the Kentucky Horse Park from September 20-22, 2019. The LAER training will be taught by 4Hooves Large Animal Services, LLC and instructors Justin and Tori McLeod. Both instructors have extensive experience with equine and livestock as well as working as emergency responders. They also operate the North Carolina Specializ  more

National Center for Construction Education and Research Congratulates the 2019 SkillsUSA National Carpentry and Masonry Competition Winners
ALACHUA, Florida, July 18 -- The National Center for Construction Education and Research issued the following news release: NCCER is proud to recognize the winners of this year's SkillsUSA national carpentry and masonry competitions. The winners were announced on June 28 at the 55th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. More than 6,400 outstanding career and technical education (CTE) students competed in 103 different craft, technical and leadershi  more

National Farmers Union: New Data Highlights Continuing Need to Fight Opioid Addiction in Rural Communities
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- The National Farmers Union issued the following news release: New data from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration shows that rural communities have the highest death rates nationwide from opioid prescriptions, more than three times the national average. A previously unreleased database from DEA tracking prescription painkillers showed that the highest per-capita opioid death rates from 2006 to 2012 were in rural communities in West Virginia, Kentucky and Virginia, wit  more

National Tour Association: Reenvisioning Travel Exchange
LEXINGTON, Kentucky, July 16 -- The National Tour Association issued the following news release: When change came knocking at National Tour Association headquarters, the staff held the door wide open. Travel Exchange, NTA's keystone event, needed a makeover--even if it required a lot of work. "We knew we were looking at long meetings and a million details, but we also knew we needed to take Travel Exchange to the next level," said Dawn Pettus, NTA's director of events. "We were right about the  more

Nature Conservancy: Cumberland Forest Project Acquires Nearly 400 Square Miles of Forest Land in the U.S. Central Appalachians
ARLINGTON, Virginia, July 15 -- The Nature Conservancy issued the following news: * * * - $130 million investment fund to promote forest health, carbon storage and economic opportunities in Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia * * * The Nature Conservancy (TNC) today announced that the TNC-managed Cumberland Forest Project has acquired 253,000 acres of working forest land in the Central Appalachian coalfields of Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia. The project represents one of the largest and mos  more

Nature Conservancy: New Style of Conservation in Virginia
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia, July 15 -- The Nature Conservancy issued the following news: The Nature Conservancy today announced that the Cumberland Forest Project, managed by The Nature Conservancy, has acquired a quarter-million acres of working forest land in the Central Appalachian coalfields of Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee. The project represents one of the largest land conservation and ecological restoration efforts pursued by The Nature Conservancy in the eastern United States in the o  more

Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Educational Foundation Supports Plumbing, HVACR Contests at SkillsUSA Competition
WASHINGTON, July 19 -- The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Educational Foundation issued the following news release: Twelve top plumbing and HVACR students have received honors in the plumbing and HVACR competitions of the annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Championships, held last month in Louisville, Kentucky. The PHCC Educational Foundation supports the plumbing and HVACR contests each year. The Foundation's Plumbing Apprentice and Journeyman Training Committee makes up th  more