August 7, 2019

Sen. Yager to attend Scott County Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) will attend the Scott County Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner on Saturday, August 10th at 5:00 p.m. The Dinner will be held in the Oneida High School Gym, 372 North Main Street, Oneida, TN 37841. Who: State Senator Ken Yager  What: Scott County Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner When: Saturday, August 10 at 5:00 p.m. Where: Oneida High School Gym, 372 North Main …

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August 7, 2019

TODAY Sen. Yager to visit Elk Valley Elementary teachers to thank them for superior work

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) will visit Elk Valley Elementary School teachers today at 1:00 p.m. EST during their in-service day. Yager wants to thank the teachers for their hard work in recently obtaining a STEM designation for the school from the state. Who: State Senator Ken Yager What: Visit to Elk Valley Elementary School When: Today, August 7, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. EST Where: Elk Valley Elementary …

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July 31, 2019

Sen. Yager announces annual Grants Conference at Roane State Community College

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) announced today that his annual Grants Conference will be held on Wednesday, September 18, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Roane State Community College in Harriman. The conference will focus on providing local governments, community groups and nonprofits pertinent information on available grants and the best practices for preparing a competitive …

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July 30, 2019

Sen. Yager and Rep. Powers announce $366,210 in TDOT grant for improvements to downtown LaFollette

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) and Representative Dennis Powers (R-Jacksboro) announced today that LaFollette will receive a $366,210 grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) for downtown revitalization. The Transportation Alternatives Grant will fund Phase 3 construction of sidewalks along the west side of SR-9 (Indiana Avenue) from N. Tennessee Avenue to Beech Street.  It also …

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July 9, 2019

Senator Yager to visit Scott County with Governor Lee for a Community Forum

(NASHVILLE, Tenn) – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) will be visiting Scott County with Governor Lee on Wednesday, July 10th, at 4:00 p.m. (EST).  The community forum will be held at Scott County Municipal Office Building, 2845 Baker Highway, Huntsville, TN 37756. Who: State Senator Ken Yager, Gov. Bill Lee What: Community Forum with Governor Lee When: Wednesday, July 10th, at 4:00 p.m. (EST) …

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July 3, 2019

Senator Yager to Offer the Prayer at Huntsville Firefighters’ 4th of July Pancake Breakfast

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) will provide the opening prayer for Huntsville Firefighters’ annual 4th of July Pancake Breakfast on Thursday, July 4th, at 9:00 a.m. (EST).  The breakfast will be at the Courthouse Square, 283 Court Street, Huntsville, TN 37756.  Senator Yager will also participate in the Firemen’s parade immediately following the pancake breakfast. Who: State Senator Ken Yager …

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July 3, 2019

Senator Yager to Host Special Appreciation Luncheon for WWII Veterans of Rhea County

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) will be hosting a luncheon to honor the World War Two veterans of Rhea County on Monday, July 8th, at 11:30 a.m. (EST).  The luncheon will be held at Carabelle’s Restaurant, 4370 Rhea County Hwy, Dayton, TN 37321 Who: State Senator Ken Yager What: Luncheon to honor WWII Veterans When: Monday, July 8th, at 11:30 a.m. …

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July 1, 2019

Senator Yager to Attend Grant Presentation to HKH Industries

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) and the Department of Agriculture will be presenting a grant to HKH Industries on Tuesday, July 2nd, at 1:30 p.m. (EST).  The “Enterprise Fund” grant will facilitate Agricultural development in the area. The presentation will be at 320 Huntsville Industrial Drive, Huntsville, TN 37756. Who: State Senator Ken Yager What: Grant Presentation to HKH Industries …

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July 1, 2019

Raising the pay for Tennessee’s correctional officers and counselors will have large impact on Morgan County

NASHVILLE – Tennessee’s budget, which took effect on July 1, will have a substantial impact on Morgan County as a result of action taken by Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) to raise the pay of the state’s correctional officers.  A higher starting salary will help fill vacant correctional officer positions and compression pay raises for the state’s veteran correctional officers and …

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July 1, 2019

Senator Yager to be honored at Morgan County Correctional Complex for leadership to raise pay for officers

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) will be recognized by the Morgan County Tennessee State Employee Association (TSEA) for his leadership to successfully sponsor and pass a budget appropriation that provides pay raises for correctional officers across the state. He will be presented with a plaque on July 2nd, at 2:30 (EST) at the entrance of the Morgan County …

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June 26, 2019

Senator Yager announces $11,130 in arts grants for Campbell County

(NASHVILLE, TN) — State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) announced today that two arts grants have been awarded to non-profit organizations in Campbell County from the Tennessee Arts Commission totaling a combined $11,130.  The grants are made possible through an appropriation of state funds by the General Assembly, federal dollars from the National Endowment for the Arts, and by Tennesseans who …

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June 25, 2019

Senator Yager Supports $75,000 Tourism Grant for Roane County

(NASHVILLE) – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) announced today he is pleased Roane County will receive a $75,000 Tourism Enhancement Grant from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. The grant will be used for the Caney Creek Bridge Project.  The Tourism Enhancement Grants are funded through the Rural Economic Opportunity Act, co-sponsored by Yager, which is designed to improve the …

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June 25, 2019

Senator Yager Supports $42,500 Tourism Grant for Dayton

(NASHVILLE) – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) announced today he is pleased the City of Dayton will receive a $42,500 Tourism Enhancement Grant from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. The grant will be used to improve an existing Lake Chickamauga access area. The improvements will help support tourism including fishing and nature tours on Lake Chickamauga. The Tourism …

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June 25, 2019

Senator Yager Supports $75,000 Tourism Grant for Morgan County

(NASHVILLE) – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) announced today he is pleased Morgan County will receive a $75,000 Tourism Enhancement Grant from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. The grant will be used to upgrade electrical at the historic Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary, which was first opened in 1896 and operated until 2009. The Tourism Enhancement Grants are funded …

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June 25, 2019

Senator Yager Supports $35,000 Tourism Grant for Scott County

(NASHVILLE) – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) announced today he is pleased Scott County will receive a $35,000 Tourism Enhancement Grant from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. The grant will be used for directional signage to Big South Fork National River and Recreational Area, which attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists each year to Scott County. The Tourism …

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June 14, 2019

Sen. Yager to grant presentation to Tony Baldwin Lumber Company

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) will attend the grant presentation to Tony Baldwin Lumber Company on Monday, June 17, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. The lumber company is receiving a $45,000 grant from the Agriculture Enterprise Fund (AEF). Representatives of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture will present Tony Baldwin Lumber Company with a sign recognizing their distinction as an …

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June 14, 2019

Calling for reform, Sen. Yager tells feds fundamentally flawed wage index has played a key role in Tennessee hospital closure

NASHVILLE, (June 14, 2019) – Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Ken Yager (R-Kingston) has called for adoption of a proposed rule pending before the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to help Tennessee’s rural hospitals receive fairer reimbursement rate for healthcare services by changing the Area Wage Index (AWI) formula.  In a letter to Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma, Yager …

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June 12, 2019

Senator Yager to Attend ORUD Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Grand Opening

(NASHVILLE, Tenn) – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) will be visiting the Oak Ridge Utility District’s ribbon cutting ceremony at the grand opening of the new facility on Friday, June 14th, at 12:00 p.m. (EST).  The new building is located at 108 Court Street, Kingston, TN 37763. Who: State Senator Ken Yager What: Attend ORUD Ribbon Cutting Ceremony When: Friday, June 14th, at 12:00 …

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June 6, 2019

Senator Yager to Chattanooga State Campus in Dayton

(NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 2019) – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) will be visiting the Chattanooga State Community College campus in Dayton on Friday, June 7th, at 11:00 a.m. (EST) at 200 4th Avenue, Dayton, TN 37321. Who: State Senator Ken Yager What: Visit to Chattanooga State Community College; Dayton Campus When: Friday, June 7th, at 11:00 a.m. (EST) Where: 200 4th Avenue, Dayton, TN 37321 ###

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