March 17, 2020

Senator Yager Cancels Campbell County Listening Meeting in Jacksboro

NASHVILLE – Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) has canceled his Campbell County Listening Meeting. The meeting had previously been scheduled for Thursday, March 19 at 5:00 p.m. EST at the Campbell County Courthouse at 570 Main Street in Jacksboro. Yager announced he would reschedule the meeting at a later date. ###

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March 13, 2020

Yager and Windle announce Building Commission approval of Pre-Arrest Diversion Infrastructure Project in Morgan County

NASHVILLE, Tenn. –  State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) and Representative John Mark Windle (D-Livingston) announced today that the Tennessee Building Commission has approved the Morgan County Pre-Arrest Diversion Infrastructure Grant project.  The action taken by the commission on Thursday allows Morgan County Government to proceed with the acquisition of property located at 203 North Maiden Lane in Wartburg for use …

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March 12, 2020

Amerigroup Foundation Grant Period

Follow the link below for more information on a grant opportunity for nonprofits in Tennessee. This two week grant application period opened yesterday and is directed toward nonprofits working to address the State’s top health challenges.  https://finance.yahoo.com/news/amerigroup-foundation-opens-special-request-210500342.html

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March 11, 2020

Senator Yager Schedules Campbell County Listening Meeting in Jacksboro

NASHVILLE — State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) has scheduled a Campbell County Listening Meeting in order to meet with local citizens and discuss legislation being considered by the General Assembly during the 2020 legislative session.  Yager said he will also be available to offer assistance to individuals who need help with state services. The meeting will be held on Thursday, …

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March 11, 2020

TDMHSAS Announcement of Funding: FY 2020 Creating Affordable Housing

We are pleased to announce the release of the FY 2020 Creating Affordable Housing Announcement of Funding. The Announcement of Funding document is posted on our website at https://www.tn.gov/behavioral-health/department-funding-opportunities.html.   The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) is seeking proposals from organizations throughout the State of Tennessee to develop new safe, quality, and affordable permanent housing options for people experiencing mental illness or co-occurring …

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March 5, 2020

Be Counted! The Census has a huge impact on our local communities

By Senator Ken Yager The U.S. Constitution mandates that everyone in the country be counted every 10 years.  The first census was conducted in 1790 and it has been taken every ten years since our Founding Fathers realized the importance of an accurate count.   First, the count will determine how the 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives will …

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February 20, 2020

2020 TANF Community Innovation Short-Term Grant Opportunity

The Tennessee Department of Human Resources recently announced a new grant opportunity for the 2Gen Community Innovation grants through TANF funds.  I have attached their fliers on the grant opening.  The application period is very short and all applications are due by March 10th. If you would like more in-depth information on qualifying and applying for the grant, you can find …

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February 3, 2020

Local Student Nathan Ward is State Senate Page

(NASHVILLE)–Ninth grade student at Sunbright High School, Nathan Layne Ward, served as a page in the Tennessee State Senate on Thursday, January 30th. Ward lives in Sunbright and was sponsored by State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston). “Nathan is a freshman at Sunbright High School in Morgan County where he has made the varsity basketball team and is a first place …

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February 3, 2020

Morgan County receives first installment under Brushy Mountain tax incentive legislation sponsored by Yager and Windle

NASHVILLE –  The Morgan County Industrial Board has received the first payment from the State of Tennessee under a tax incentive law passed by Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) and Representative John Mark Windle (D-Livingston) for the purpose of providing infrastructure for the former Brushy Mountain Penitentiary tourist attraction.  Sen. Yager told members of the Morgan County Chamber of Commerce on …

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January 17, 2020

Senator Yager to visit Petros water line project site

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) will be visiting the water line project in Petros on Friday, January 17th, at 3:30 p.m.  This project is one of four projects that were funded by a recent State grant through the Department of Environment and Conservation. Who: State Senator Ken Yager What: Visiting Petros water line improvements When: Friday, January 17th, 2019, 3:30 p.m. …

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January 10, 2020

Statement from Senator Ken Yager regarding Governor Lee’s grant announcement at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Jacksboro

(NASHVILLE), January 9, 2020  — Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) made the following statement regarding Governor Bill Lee’s visit to the Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) Jacksboro where he announced a $750,000 GIVE Act grant.  Yager was co-prime sponsor of the Governor’s Investment in Vocational Education (GIVE) Act<https://publications.tnsosfiles.com/acts/111/pub/pc0203.pdf> in the General Assembly last year. Sen. Yager said, “We welcome Governor …

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January 9, 2020

Statement from Senator Ken Yager regarding Governor Lee’s grant announcement at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Oneida/Huntsville

(NASHVILLE), January 9, 2020  — Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) made the following statement regarding Governor Bill Lee’s visit to the Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) Oneida/Huntsville where he announced a $1 million GIVE Act grant.  Yager was co-prime sponsor of the Governor’s Investment in Vocational Education (GIVE) Act<https://publications.tnsosfiles.com/acts/111/pub/pc0203.pdf> in the General Assembly last year. Sen. Yager said, “We welcome …

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December 27, 2019

Sen. Yager receives Rod Bragg Recovery Hero Award

SEE ATTACHED PHOTO:  Judge James Cotton, Sen. Yager and other court supporters NASHVILLE — State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) has been named the 2019 recipient of the Rod Bragg Recovery Hero Award from the Tennessee Association of Recovery Court Professionals (TARCP).  Yager received the prestigious honor for his unwavering support of Recovery/Drug Courts across Tennessee. “We are very fortunate to …

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December 27, 2019

Sen. Yager receives Rod Bragg Recovery Hero Award

NASHVILLE — State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) has been named the 2019 recipient of the Rod Bragg Recovery Hero Award from the Tennessee Association of Recovery Court Professionals (TARCP).  Yager received the prestigious honor for his unwavering support of Recovery/Drug Courts across Tennessee. “We are very fortunate to have some of the best courts in Tennessee in our senatorial district, …

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December 27, 2019

Sen. Yager receives Rod Bragg Recovery Hero Award

NASHVILLE — State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) has been named the 2019 recipient of the Rod Bragg Recovery Hero Award from the Tennessee Association of Recovery Court Professionals (TARCP).  Yager received the prestigious honor for his unwavering support of Recovery/Drug Courts across Tennessee.  “We are very fortunate to have some of the best courts in Tennessee in our senatorial district, including the Morgan …

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December 26, 2019

Sen. Yager opposed to removal of Cordell Hull’s name from state legislative office building

(NASHVILLE), December 26, 2019 — State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) said today he opposes a proposal to remove Cordell Hull’s name from the state’s legislative office building so that it can be named for former Governor Winfield Dunn.  The building was named for Hull, who is best known as the longest-serving U.S. Secretary of State, a year after its completion …

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December 18, 2019

Sen. Yager, Rep. Calfee to Attend Volkswagen Check Presentation to Michael Dunn Center

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) –State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) and State Representative Kent Calfee (R-Kingston) will attend a Volkswagen check presentation to the Michael Dunn Center (MDC), an organization to help adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities. In 2018, Senator Yager wrote Volkswagen as part of his initiative to raise money for MDC. Also in attendance will be two Volkswagen employees supported by MDC, as well …

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December 18, 2019

Sen. Yager, Rep. Calfee to Attend Volkswagen Check Presentation to Michael Dunn Center

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) –State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) and State Representative Kent Calfee (R-Kingston) will attend a Volkswagen check presentation to the Michael Dunn Center (MDC), an organization to help adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities. In 2018, Senator Yager wrote Volkswagen as part of his initiative to raise money for MDC. Also in attendance will be two Volkswagen employees supported by MDC, as well …

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