Investing $23 million to improve highway safety near public schools to protect students, educators and families
Abandoned Mine Lands is seeking economic and community development proposals to help attract new industry and jobs in the Kentucky Appalachian counties
$5 million in transportation investments
- Shelby County set to receive $150,000 for a project on Burks Branch Road for bridge repair
Covid Funeral Assistance for provided by FEMA
- Call 844-684-6333
- or 800-462-7585
- or visit fema.org to apply
- May 9th will reinstate applicants to show proof or work search
- will be required to show proof at each bi-monthly benefit request
New Healthy at Work Minimum Guidelines
- Physical distancing
- facial coverings
- handwashing and sanitizing
- common areas
- temperature and health checks
- venues hosting under 1000 must be at 60% capacity
- venues hosting more than 1000 must be at 50% capacity
Gov. Beshear Takes on PokerStars in Court After Illegal Company Scams Kentuckians
In 2012, the Commonwealth brought a new lawsuit against the owners and operators of the PokerStars’ websites, which are part of the largest illegal internet-based gambling company in the world. Between 2008 and 2011, more than 34,000 Kentuckians played a quarter of 1 billion hands of internet poker on PokerStars’ illegal, unregulated gambling websites, and lost more than $290 million in real money.
The Franklin Circuit Court entered a final judgment against PokerStars for Kentuckians’ actual losses, which it then tripled as required by Kentucky law to more than $870 million. In December 2020, the Supreme Court of Kentucky affirmed that judgment, which as of today, with interest, stands at almost $1.6 billion dollars.
“We will receive the first $100 million by May 14, and I look forward to announcing more recoveries in the future,” said Gov. Beshear.