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  • Williamson Daily News - Pikeville Medical celebrates 85th & nation’s best status
    Posted in Articles on December 31, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Pike County

    By Julia Roberts Goad, Williamson Daily News On the occasion of its 85th Anniversary, Pikeville Medical Center celebrated being named the National Hospital of the Year by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers (AAHP). “This award validates what I see every day,” PMC President and CEO Walter May said. “We have positioned ourselves as one of the premiere hospitals in the nation, and I take great pride in saying the very best healthcare in the nation can be found in the mountains of eastern... Read more

  • Homeland Security Today - GOP Appropriators Probe Aviation Security Gaps
    Posted in Articles on December 31, 2009 | Preview rr

    By Mickey McCarter, Homeland Security Today Interest coud spark more money for screening, info sharing Senior Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee wrote to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano Wednesday, demanding descriptions of the gaps that allowed suspected terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to threat a US-bound flight on Christmas Day and how the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is changing processes to address those gaps. Reps. Jerry Lewis (R-Calif.) and Hal Roge... Read more

  • Homeland Security Today - Rogers Decries Politicizing of ICE Report
    Posted in Articles on December 30, 2009 | Preview rr

    By Mickey McCarter, Homeland Security Today Worksite Enforcement Strategy given to press before Congress An apparently sensitive document provided to the press prompted the inspector general (IG) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Tuesday to recommend that US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) revise policies to safeguard law enforcement sensitive information and authorities for declaring that information unclassified. The recommendation stems from an incident where DHS released... Read more

  • Times Tribune - Money approved to complete London National Guard center
    Posted in Articles on December 28, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Laurel County

    By Staff Report, The Times Tribune A U.S. House resolution signed by Pres. Barack Obama will provide $1.8 million to complete the Kentucky National Guard Joint Operations Support Center at Magee Field, London’s airport. The appropriation was announced by U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers of the fifth district. “Equipping and staging our guardsmen so that they can respond in a moment’s notice is critical to protecting the Bluegrass State,” said Rogers. “The London Readiness Center gives the Ke... Read more

  • Glasgow Daily Times - Students try recycling
    Posted in Articles on December 23, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Education

    By Gina Kinslow, Glasgow Daily Times Several southcentral communities are going green by launching recycling programs. The effort reduces the amount of solid waste going to landfills, which can be a cost-saving measure for many cities, counties and even schools. Tompkinsville Elementary launched a recycling program about four weeks ago. It is expected to save the Monroe County School money on its solid waste disposal. It will also serve as a learning experience for TES students. The school recen... Read more

  • Commonwealth Journal - Rogers has disdain for health care reform
    Posted in Articles on December 22, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Pulaski County

    By Chris Harris, The Commonwealth Journal Democrats in Washington are looking to bestow what could be seen as a Christmas present to the American people just in time for the yuletide holiday. However, Somerset’s own Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers sees it as more a case of coal in the stocking. On what would mark the 25th consecutive day of Senate debate on health care, it was announced that an agreement to vote on final passage of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul would take place a... Read more

  • STATEMENT: Congressman Hal Rogers' statement on U.S. Senate Health Care Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    "The people of Kentucky should be disgusted. In the middle of the night, as families are preparing for Christmas and spending time with their loved ones, the Democrats in the United States Senate brokered their latest plan for a government-take over of your health insurance. As the details of this monstrosity of a bill continue to unfold, we are now finding out that the Senate cut back room deals for certain states and special interests in order to pass a government run insurance plan and raise ... Read more

  • McCreary County Voice - McCreary County receives $55,000 for tourism
    Posted in Articles on December 21, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Development and Job Creation, McCreary County

    By Andrew Powell, The McCreary County Voice Congressman Hal Rogers announced last week the award of more than $55,000 for development of tourism programs in McCreary County. The funding is being committed through the Appalachian Regional Commission’s Gems of Appalachia program. Congressman Hal Rogers announced last week the award of more than $55,000 for development of tourism programs in McCreary County. The funding is being committed through the Appalachian Regional Commission’s Gems of Appala... Read more

  • Rogers Secures $1.6 Million for UK Early Detection Cancer Research
    Posted in Press Releases on December 17, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, DC— U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) announced today that the House of Representatives has approved $1.6 million for the University of Kentucky’s (UK) Marty Driesler Cancer Project as part of the 2010 Department of Defense spending bill. The Senate is expected to vote on this final legislation soon. “Cancer has affected nearly every family in the Commonwealth in some way or another,” said Rogers. “Led by UK’s leading medical researchers, new technologies and techniques ar... Read more

  • Rogers Secures $1.8 Million for National Guard Readiness Center in London
    Posted in Press Releases on December 17, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Laurel County

    WASHINGTON DC.—U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) announced today that the Congress has approved over $1.8 million to complete the Kentucky National Guard Joint Operations Support Center in London. Through Rep. Rogers’ efforts, the Readiness Center will be able to complete construction on important infrastructure. President Obama signed H.R. 3288, the 2010 Consolidated Appropriations Act into law on December 16, 2010. “Equipping and staging our guardsmen so that they can respond in a m... Read more