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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Kentucky Newsletter for Sunday September 08, 2019 ( 7 items )  

Gov. Bevin, Congressman Rogers Announce Completion of Eastern Kentucky Rings of KentuckyWired Project
PIKEVILLE, Kentucky, Sept. 6 -- Rep. Harold Rogers, R-Kentucky, issued the following news release: Speaking at the SOAR Summit in Pikeville today, Gov. Matt Bevin and Congressman Hal Rogers announced completion of the construction phase of the KentuckyWired project in Eastern Kentucky. The announcement is another major milestone for the KentuckyWired project which, when completed, will be the first statewide high-speed broadband network in the nation. The completion of KentuckyWired's 1B and 2  more

Gov. Bevin, Rep. Rogers Announce $7.23 Million in Grants to Address Water Issues, Economic Development in Martin County
INEZ, Kentucky, Sept. 5 -- Rep. Harold Rogers, R-Kentucky, issued the following news release: U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) and Gov. Matt Bevin today announced $7.23 million in grant funding for four projects in Martin County to address the community's failing water system and improve economic development opportunities. Two grants were awarded to help address the water crisis in Martin County, including: - $2 million from the Abandoned Mines Lands (AML) Pilot Program, which will pay f  more

McConnell Helps Secure $4.78 Million Grant for Children's Hospital in Pikeville
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, Sept. 6 -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued the following news release: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) today announced the Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) received a $4.78 million competitive federal grant from the U.S. Department of Interior's Abandoned Mine Land Economic Development Pilot Program (AML Pilot). The PMC plans to use these federal resources to establish a premier regional children's hospital to serve Central Appal  more

McConnell Supports Next-Generation Drone Technology With Federal Grant
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, Sept. 6 -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued the following news release: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) today announced the Troublesome Creek Environmental Authority (TCEA) received a $743,000 competitive federal grant from the U.S. Department of Interior's Abandoned Mine Land Economic Development Pilot Program (AML Pilot). The TCEA plans to use these federal resources to connect existing water and sewer lines to the USA Drone P  more

Rep. Rogers, Gov. Bevin Announce $34.4 Million in Abandoned Mine Lands Pilot Grants for Economic Development, Job Creation in Eastern Kentucky
PIKEVILLE, Kentucky, Sept. 5 -- Rep. Harold Rogers, R-Kentucky, issued the following news release: U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) and Gov. Matt Bevin today announced 20 grants totaling $34.4 million to spur economic development and job creation in Eastern Kentucky. Projects impacting 14 counties were selected for grants through the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet's (EEC) Division of Abandoned Mine Lands, as part of the Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) Pilot program to revitalize the c  more

Sen. McConnell Issues Statement on Death of Ex-Kentucky State Police Trooper Holliday
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, Sept. 4 -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued the following statement on death of ex-Kentucky State Police Trooper Donald 'Doc' Holliday: "Elaine and I join the entire Hazard community in mourning the loss of former Kentucky State Police Trooper Doc Holliday. "A beloved friend who dedicated his life to protecting our communities, Doc will truly be missed. "To all of Doc's colleagues, friends, and especially to his young son, we extend our sincer  more

Senator McConnell: Kentucky Awarded $31.48 Million to Combat Opioid Epidemic
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued the following news release: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today that Kentucky will receive $31.48 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of the State Opioid Response Grants Program. This program was created by the 21st Century Cures (CURES) Act that Senator McConnell shepherded through Congress in 2016. "Kentucky is leading the national response   more