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Representative Dennis Keene Files for Reelection

December 11, 2017

Only Northern Kentucky Member in House Leadership Frankfort, KY—The only member currently serving in the Leadership in the Kentucky House of Representatives, Representatives Dennis Keene (D-Wilder) has filed for reelection for the 2018 campaign cycle.  Keene filed his paperwork in…

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Representatives Dennis Keene and Rick Rand pre-file gaming bill to address pension shortfall

September 18, 2017

Frankfort, KY—Taking a bold step towards addressing the pension shortfall, Representatives Dennis Keene (D-Wilder) and Rick Rand (D-Bedford) have pre-filed legislation today that will bring hundreds of millions of dollars into Kentucky through expanded gaming. To be overseen by an…

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Raising Taxes to Fund Pensions Is Not a Good Option

August 11, 2017

EDITORIAL by Representative & Democratic House Caucus Chairman Dennis Keene Frankfort, KY—A proposed special session on tax and pension reform would result in an increase in taxes for most Kentuckians and will not address the problems in Kentucky’s pension system.  It…

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Rep. Dennis Keene among those added to Marsy’s Law NKY Steering Committee

July 20, 2017

Marsy’s Law Establishes Northern Kentucky Steering Committee to Drive Success in 2018 Prominent local voices support constitutional rights for crime victims Kentucky ( July 20, 2017) – Marsy’s Law is honored to announce the establishment of its Northern Kentucky Steering…

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Department of Local Government Selects Campbell County for Grant

May 25, 2017

Campbell County Selected for Land Water Conservation Fund of over $52,000 Funding to Improve Chief Sayers Park FRANKFORT, KY. (May 24, 2017) – The Department for Local Government (DLG) selected Campbell County for an award of $52,766.56 from the Land…

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 Representative Dennis Keene Files Bill to Assist Urban Development

February 21, 2017

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…

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Representative Dennis Keene Elected to House Leadership Position

January 11, 2017

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…

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Representative Dennis Keene Pre-Files Child Abuse Registry Legislation

October 10, 2016

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…

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

October 10, 2016

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…

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Representative Dennis Keene Appointed to Child Abuse Task Force

October 3, 2016

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…

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Important Statement from Rep. Dennis Keene on the Election

September 28, 2016

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…

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Kentucky Colonels Valuable Kentucky Tradition; Editorial by Rep. Dennis Keene

July 13, 2016

By Representative Dennis Keene—The Honorable Order of the Kentucky Colonel is one of the Commonwealth’s proudest traditions.  Dating back to 1813, Kentucky Colonel is the highest titled of honor bestowed upon individuals by the Governor of Kentucky. Serving as goodwill…

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