Noteworthy News

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

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

Senator Harper Angel Receives Champion for Children Award for kinship caregiver legislation

FRANKFORT – Senator Denise Harper Angel, D-Louisville, received the Champion for Children Award from the Kentucky Youth Advocates (KYA) today during the Children’s Advocacy Day rally in the Rotunda. Senator Harper Angel successfully passed legislation during the 2014 Legislative Session (Senate Bill 176) that removes unnecessary barriers facing kinship families. “I appreciate being recognized with… Continue Reading

Mayor announces Cultural Pass for Children

Yesterday Mayor Greg Fischer announced the creation of the Cultural Pass for Children. This new program is a great way for children and students to have the chance to visit some of the outstanding cultural organizations offered in our region. I encourage all children and students to take advantage of this opportunity to experience the… Continue Reading

Senator Harper Angel pushes legislation to make way for medicinal marijuana clinical trials

FRANKFORT – Senator Denise Harper Angel, D-Louisville, has filed legislation that would establish the Kentucky Clinical Health Trial, which open the door for medical marijuana clinical trials. Senate Bill 236 would establish – and provide a funding mechanism – for the clinical health trials at the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky. This… Continue Reading

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