They are "Champions" to Domestic Violence Victims

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Public News Service

To survivors of intimate partner violence and their advocates, Joni Jenkins and Laura Sudkamp are champions.

The two women, who serve Kentucky in different ways, have received the 2016 Champions of Justice Award.

A state representative since 1995, Jenkins has helped secure a variety of domestic violence and sexual assault legal reforms. She says the most important legislation she sponsored was changing the definition of consent in a rape.

Kentucky Attorney General's Office

Attorney General Andy Beshear today released a set of resources to support Kentucky’s law enforcement community in investigating and prosecuting the results of sexual assault forensic exam kits.

The law enforcement tool kit is another step the Office of the Attorney General is taking to help sexual assault victims receive justice.

75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today, December 7, 2016, in observance of the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor:

“Today marks the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, a date that FDR rightly predicted ‘will live in infamy.’

“It’s a time when we reflect on the meaning of this day — for our country and our military.

“A time when we remember all those who sacrificed on our behalf.

Mountain Parkway Expansion

Crews working on the Mountain Parkway Expansion in Magoffin County this week will begin replacing a bridge across Burning Fork.  The project represents the first road construction work that will take place on Restaurant Row in Salyersville.

Crews currently are preparing to relocate underground utilities near the current Burning Fork bridge, located just west of the U.S. 460 intersection. Soon, work will begin to build a new bridge on the south side of the parkway that will carry the expanded, four-lane parkway over Burning Fork.

Kentucky Attorney General's Office

Attorney General Andy Beshear has announced his office has transferred $625,000 to the state’s General Fund from a multistate settlement with automakers Hyundai and Kia for violating Kentucky’s Consumer Protection Act.

The settlement alleges that the automakers violated state law when they misrepresented the mileage and fuel economy ratings to consumers on model year 2011, 2012 and 2013 vehicles.

As mosquito season comes to an end and the holiday and winter travel season begins, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, urges pregnant women, those who might be pregnant and their partners to avoid traveling to areas with ongoing Zika virus transmission.

Kentucky Arts Council

Lydia Bailey Brown will serve as the Executive Director of the Kentucky Arts Council. Bailey Brown was nominated by Don Parkinson, Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet Secretary, and approved today by the Kentucky Arts Council Board.

As part of Gov. Matt Bevin’s effort to cut red tape in state government, the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training (DOCJT) announced today that it has eliminated an unnecessary impediment to annual law enforcement training.

The changes apply to the Kentucky Law Enforcement Foundation Program Fund, which provides a pay incentive to municipal and county police officers whose agencies have adopted certain professional standards.

Morehead State Athletics

Morehead State will host its annual winter soccer program on Sunday, Dec. 11 at Jayne Stadium.

Kentucky Attorney General's Office

Attorney General Andy Beshear today announced he will transfer nearly $2.8 million in the state’s General Fund from his office’s settlement with Volkswagen. 

The $2,777,280 payment from the German automaker for willfully violating Kentucky’s Consumer Protection Act represents state civil penalties.

Beshear said lawmakers may spend the multi-million-dollar payment to the general fund on their priorities toward better serving the citizens of Kentucky.


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