Representative Dennis Keene Files Bill to Assist Urban Development

Frankfort, KY—House Democratic Caucus Chairman, Representative Dennis Keene has filed House Bill 518 legislation to create a state tax credit for the rehabilitation of abandoned buildings and blighted properties.  HB 518 is a first step in what Keene intends as a multi-faceted plan to spur economic development and job growth, particularly in urban areas of… Continue Reading

Representative Dennis Keene Elected to House Leadership Position

Frankfort, KY—Last Tuesday, the Kentucky House of Representatives Democratic Caucus elected its leadership team for the 2017-2018 General Assembly; electing Representative Dennis Keene (D-Wilder) as minority caucus chairman. Rep. Keene is the first Northern Kentucky member of the General Assembly to be elected to a leadership post since Senator Katie Stine retired in 2014. The… Continue Reading

Representative Dennis Keene Pre-Files Child Abuse Registry Legislation

Sophie’s Law Will Require Kentucky to Maintain an Online Registry of Convicted Child Abusers  Frankfort, KY—Representative Dennis Keene (D-Wilder) has pre-filed legislation to protect children from convicted child abusers that may be serving as babysitters or child caregivers. The bill titled, “Sophie’s Law”, would require the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services to keep… Continue Reading

Reps. Dennis Keene, Russ Meyer and Attorney General Beshear Announce Plans to Address Fentanyl, Carfentanil

Emerging, more powerful drugs causing overdoses, deaths in Kentucky LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 7, 2016) – Representative Dennis Keene, Representative Russ Meyer and Attorney General Andy Beshear on Friday announced plans to strengthen Kentucky’s laws to fight emerging, more powerful drugs that have caused numerous overdoses, even deaths across the state.  The pre-filed legislation, by sponsors… Continue Reading

Representative Dennis Keene Appointed to Child Abuse Task Force

On the heels of filing “Sophie’s Law” to provide an online registry of child abusers, Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo announced that he has appointed Representative Dennis Keene to the House Task Force on Child Abuse and Exploitation Prevention, which will examine and propose omnibus legislation designed to protect Kentucky’s children.             “I cannot comprehend… Continue Reading

Important Statement from Rep. Dennis Keene on the Election

This week the status of the House District 67 election changed when my opponent officially withdrew from the race. This leaves me as the only candidate and therefore, the ultimate winner.  Many of you have helped me in this election and I want to take this opportunity to thank you so much for your support. … Continue Reading

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