Gov. Beshear gives Team Kentucky update
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KFVS) - Governor Andy Beshear gave his weekly Team Kentucky update on Thursday, June 23 at 11:30 a.m.
The briefing was held at the Capitol in Frankfort.
The governor updated Kentuckians on economic development, efforts to provide relief from record gas prices, western Kentucky tornado recovery, the lowest unemployment rate in state history for second consecutive month, the I-69 Ohio River Crossing in Henderson, work to address the water shortage in the City of Marion and a new recruitment program for law enforcement.
On Thursday morning, he announced the Mayfield candle factory would continue to build back with a $33.3 million expansion.
In a further effort to provide relief for Kentuckians from record high gas prices, Governor Beshear issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency and activated the state’s price gouging laws to protect families from grossly overpriced gasoline and motor fuels.
The governor also announced a new effort to help farmers in western Kentucky in the aftermath of the December 2021 tornadoes.
The Team West Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund will provide up to $3.25 million through the Graves County Grain Assistance Program to help local farmers doing business with the Mayfield Grain Co. that took a direct hit from the tornadoes.
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