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Kentucky Bourbon Society Inducts Rep. Dennis Keene Into the Order of the Writ

Representative Dennis Keene has been inducted into the prestigious Order of the Writ – Spirit of Kentucky Bourbon society’s inaugural class of members in a private ceremony and welcome dinner recently. The Order of the Writ is a fraternal and charitable organization that embraces the spirit of Kentucky Bourbon education, responsibility, environmental stewardship, history, scholarship…

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OPINION EDITORIAL on the Rising Costs of Insulin by Representative Dennis Keene

Frankfort, KY—The high cost of insulin was a hot topic during a recent Banking and Insurance Interim Committee meeting this summer.  We heard testimony from diabetic patients as well as representatives of the Volunteer Leadership Council on National Diabetes.  The bottom line is that the cost of life-saving insulin has skyrocketed to nearly $300 per…

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Newport Booms!

OPINION EDITORIAL on Explosive Growth in Newport by Representative Dennis Keene Frankfort, KY—I recently attended the monthly meeting of the Newport Business Council and left excited and optimistic about the projects on tap along the riverfront area in Campbell County. When I secured the $42 million needed to build the Route 9 Connector several years…

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Representative Keene announces re-election campaign 2020

Kentucky Representative Dennis Keene announces his re-election campaign at an event on August 20, 2019 at New Riff Distilling in Newport. Dennis Keene has served in the Kentucky House of Representatives District 67 since 2005. He is responsible for millions of dollars in transporting and infrastructure funding for his district including the Rt. 9 Connector,…

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Representative Dennis Keene Pre-Files Game-Changing Bill to Create Drug Addiction Funding Committee

Erlanger, KY—Representative Dennis Keene announced pre-filed legislation recommended by Attorney General Andy Beshear to create a drug addiction committee that will oversee spending of funds received as a result of pharmaceutical lawsuits, at a press conference today at the Grateful Life Treatment Center.  Democratic House Caucus Chairman Keene announced that the legislation requires funds recovered…

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The Classroom Professional Is Above All the Most Important Indicator for Student Success

By Representative Dennis Keene Frankfort, KY—When the Bevin administration removed the master’s degree (Rank II) requirement for Kentucky’s teachers within the first ten years of their teaching career, it took one more swipe at professional standards with regard to Kentucky’s teachers and public schools. The requirement that our teachers receive advanced degrees was a significant…

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Kentucky’s Families Take a Financial Hit 41 Ways

By Representative Dennis Keene Back in May I wrote an editorial about the unintended consequences of House Bills 487 and its companion HB 366 which raised taxes upon the citizens of the Commonwealth. At the time we did not know the full scope of the legislation and the impact upon the citizens because there was…

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Keeping our promise to Kentucky’s teachers

By Representative Dennis Keene – When teachers are hired in Kentucky, through an inviolable contract, they are guaranteed a pension benefit to last throughout their retirement years. In a last-minute, highjacked sewer bill, pension legislation was pushed through by the majority without anyone else, most importantly teachers, setting eyes on it. Among the devastating items in…

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Rep. Dennis Keene Endorsed by Kentucky’s Teachers

Putting their faith once again in Representative Dennis Keene, Kentucky teachers’ political action committee, KEPAC, has endorsed Representative Keene in the 2018 General Election. “The Kentucky Educators’ Political Action Committee has endorsed Rep.Dennis Keene for his stated commitment and efforts on behalf of the thousands of children and school employees in Kentucky’s public schools,” said…

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