Noteworthy News

Sen. Harper Angel’s Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence (SAFE) Act 2016 passes House

Sen. Harper Angel’s Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence (SAFE) Act 2016 passes House

FRANKFORT – Legislation, sponsored by Senator Denise Harper Angel, to establish policies and procedures for the swift and proper handling of sexual assault evidence kits was approved today on the floor of the Kentucky House of Representatives and is headed to the Governor’s desk for his signature. “I am so pleased that we were able… Continue Reading

Senator Harper Angel’s PVA bill passes House

Senator Harper Angel’s PVA bill passes House

Legislation, sponsored by Senator Denise Harper Angel, to clarify the language in KRS defining reasonable fee in the property valuation administrator (PVA) office and align the fee schedule with the Kentucky’s Open Records Act was approved today on the floor of the Kentucky House of Representatives. “This language is in agreement with the language used… Continue Reading

Sen. Harper Angel continues effort to have rape kits tested

Sen. Harper Angel continues effort to have rape kits tested

FRANKFORT – Senator Denise Harper Angel, D-Louisville, yesterday filed legislation, Senate Bill 63,  to establish policies and procedures for the swift and proper handling of sexual assault evidence kits.  The bill is in response to former state Auditor Adam Edelen’s report that found there are 3,090 untested kits scattered across Kentucky.  Senate Joint Resolution 20,… Continue Reading

Gov. Beshear Sets New Minimum Wage for State Employees: $10.10

FRANKFORT, Ky.– Governor Steve Beshear is raising wages for state government’s lowest-paid workers. Beginning July 1, every person working for the executive branch of state government will earn at least $10.10 per hour, except for tipped employees whose wages will be more than doubled to $4.90 per hour. Governor Steve Beshear ceremonially signed an executive… Continue Reading

Assistance available to Kentuckians post April storms and flooding

Assistance available to Kentuckians post April storms and flooding

Many citizens across Kentucky sustained losses during the April storms and flooding.  The U.S. Small Business Administration and FEMA are working diligently in Kentucky to provide assistance to businesses, homeowners and renters.  If you need assistance, I encourage you to contact one of the Jefferson County Disaster Loan Outreach Centers.  The centers are located at… Continue Reading

Opportunities for Free Manufacturing Training and Jobs This Week

Plan to attend May 12 Orientation and May 15 Job Fair to chart a new career course! Only One Orientation Session to qualify for May 18 free manufacturing training course Are you looking for a new job with a bright future? The Louisville region has hundreds of job openings in manufacturing, and employers are hiring! Act now… Continue Reading

KY schools encouraged to apply for  $5,000 Farm-to-School mini-grants

 FRANKFORT, Ky. — The National Farm to School Network is accepting applications from eligible schools or school districts in Kentucky for $5,000 mini-grants to help jump start new farm-to-school activities or ramp up existing programs. “I encourage Kentucky schools to apply for these mini-grants to enable their students to grow up healthy and eat more… Continue Reading

2015 General Assembly Accomplishments

Dear Friend, Now that the dust has settled from the 2015 Legislative Session, I would like to update you about the things the General Assembly accomplished over the past several months. Despite this being a short session, we tackled several weighty issues and passed some significant new laws. Many consider the heroin bill to be… Continue Reading

Free manufacturing training offered in West Louisville in March

Attend Orientation at the Nia Center to learn about opportunities to earn certification and to connect with manufacturing employers! Ready to launch a new career in manufacturing? Or are you looking for an opportunity to certify your skills in the manufacturing field and get a better job? The Kentucky Manufacturing Career Center will offer the Manufacturing Skills… Continue Reading

Kentucky Kool Smiles offices will provide free dental care for National Children’s Oral Health Month

In recognition of National Children’s Oral Health Month, Kentucky Kool Smiles offices will provide free dental care on Sunday, Feb. 22 to kids who have no public/private coverage. The event – Sharing Smiles Day –will be provided to those in need on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information: http://mykoolsmiles.com/sharingsmiles or see attachment. Sincerely, Denise… Continue Reading

Paid for by Denise Harper Angel for State Senate, Catherine A. Dreier, CPA, Treasurer