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

October 15, 2019

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…

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

September 5, 2019

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…

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Newport Booms!

August 17, 2019

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.…

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Representative Keene announces re-election campaign 2020

August 5, 2019

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…

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

September 27, 2018

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…

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

September 5, 2018

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…

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Kentucky’s Families Take a Financial Hit 41 Ways

August 1, 2018

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…

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Keeping our promise to Kentucky’s teachers

July 12, 2018

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…

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Rep. Dennis Keene Endorsed by Kentucky’s Teachers

July 10, 2018

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…

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State Rep. Dennis Keene to pre-file legislation exempting non-profits from changes in new tax law

June 27, 2018

FRANKFORT, KY- After hearing numerous complaints from non-profit organizations upset with the impact the state’s new tax changes will have on them, state Rep. Dennis Keene said today he will pre-file legislation that would exempt non-profits from the legislation’s provisions…

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A Statement from Rep. Dennis Keene, House Minority Caucus Chairman, on Sewer Bill Ruling

June 22, 2018

Franklin Circuit Court Judge Shepherd’s ruling yesterday is yet another unintended consequence of majority trying to ram through significant legislation without any public input. They claim they support transparency, but from the moment they took over the House last year,…

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Representative Dennis Keene Recognized at National Conference for Promoting Kentucky Tourism

May 16, 2018

Keene ranked 3rd in the national for social media tourism promotion Washington, D.C.—Identified as being a vocal legislator on social media for tourism in Kentucky, Representative Dennis Keene was recognized at the recent Destinations International 2018 CEO Summit. Kentucky is…

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