February 14

Organizations interested in learning more about applying for our KY Kids Recovery grants will have the opportunity to attend a question and answer session in the Capitol Annex on Tuesday. Existing providers, new providers, community partnerships, and non-profits may apply for the grants, which will fund comprehensive juvenile substance abuse treatment programs across the Commonwealth. This is an excellent opportunity for entities to gather additional information about the KY Kids Recovery program and the qualifications for submitting applications. Details on the Q & A session can be found at ag.ky.gov/kykidsrecovery. I encourage you to help spread the word about this important initiative and help me fight substance abuse in Kentucky.

While you’re visiting ag.ky.gov/kykidsrecovery, please take a moment to watch and share the public service announcement that Gov. Beshear and I recently taped for the KY Kids Recovery program. The PSA serves as a call-to-action urging organizations to submit applications for the grants. It also highlights the $32 million settlement my office secured to make this grant program possible. In addition to the website, the PSA is available on the Office of the Attorney General’s YouTube channel here. I hope you’ll take a moment to check out the YouTube channel and consider clicking "Subscribe" on the right side of the page to stay updated with all of the videos my office produces and posts online.

Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to update the Kentucky House Budget Review Subcommittee on the top priorities and ongoing initiatives in the Office of the Attorney General. I often say that I have the best staff in state government and, despite unprecedented budget cuts, our many accomplishments for Kentucky families and communities are a testament to their commitment to public service and this Commonwealth.

You can read more about those accomplishments in our newsletter, Kentucky General News. The newsletter was just posted online this week and features stories about my recent visit to Campbell County High School, our efforts to protect consumers from a Kentucky propane provider, and more. The newsletter can be found here.

On Wednesday, I enjoyed meeting with members of the Leadership Barren County Class. We talked about issues affecting communities across our Commonwealth and how we can work together to move Kentucky forward. I also appreciate Commonwealth's Attorney John Gardner organizing the trip and making my office a stop on the group's schedule.

Finally, Monday is Presidents’ Day. Let us take time to celebrate all of our U.S. presidents past and present and remember the efforts of leaders such as George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, who worked tirelessly serving this great nation.