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Gov. Beshear Executive Order on Retiree Re-employment

exec order rehire smallView the Executive Order from Governor Beshear outlining the reemployment of retired personnel, including volunteer firefighters now. Also, you can view a letter from our Executive Director to help clarify any questions you may have.

  • West Knox Fire Department receives $242,000 grant
    This money will be used to enhance local emergency response through the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management's Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. The funding will be used to purchase 25 new breathing containers for local firefighters. "This grant will go a long way to better protect…
  • FEMA awards $430,000 grant to Somerset Fire Department
    FEMA awards $430,000 grant to Somerset Fire Department Funds will aid in hiring four firefighters - Sept. 2019 The Somerset Fire Department has been awarded a $430,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) which will be instrumental in adding to the department's personnel. SFD Chief Tyler Jasper previously discussed applying for the grant during Somerset Council…
  • Budget breakdown: City departments detail 4% cut to operations
    Hopkinsville city department heads gave more details to the Committee of the Whole Thursday about how they reached the 4% cut to operational expenses in their upcoming budget requests. IT department: Although the department shows a 4% decrease in operational expenses, payroll expenses for the IT department show a 28%…
  • Federal grant to reimburse agencies for COVID-19 expenses
    The city of Owensboro and Daviess County are eligible to receive federal funds to assist law enforcement and emergency responders recover money spent responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The city and county were among 19 government agencies in Kentucky eligible to receive funding through the U.S. Department of Justice’s Coronavirus…
  • Ken. Board of EMS Member Removed for Violent COVID-19 Post
    Gov. Andy Beshear has removed a member of the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services whom he said “publicly promoted violent action against law enforcement” on social media. In an executive order signed April 30, Beshear removed Robbie Smither, a Shelbyville paramedic, from the board. Former Gov. Matt Bevin had appointed Smither…

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