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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June 6, 2019

Senator Yager to Visit Rhea County June 7th

(NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 2019) – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) will be visiting Rhea County and attending the following events in the area on Friday, June 7th. Wolf Creek Baptist Church Men’s Breakfast 5225 Wolf Creek Rd, Spring City, TN 37831 7:45 a.m.  Meeting with Watts Bar Utility District Highway 68 W, Spring City, TN 37381 9:00 a.m. Visit to Dayton Housing Authority 270 Railroad St, …

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June 3, 2019

Sen. Yager announces local recipients of Retail Academy Grants to improve communities’ retail landscape

(NASHVILLE) – Today, State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) announced that four communities in Senate District 12 – LaFollette/Jacksboro, Wartburg, Jamestown, and Spring City – will receive Retail Academy Grants from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD). The goal is to provide these cities with the resources and education necessary to enhance their retail landscape and improve their …

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May 31, 2019

Sen. Yager congratulates TDEC grant recipients in Senate District 12 for securing over $1 million in school bus replacement grant program

(NASHVILLE) – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) announced that six schools districts in Senate District 12, represented by Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston), will receive over $1 million total in grant funding to support school bus replacement projects. Today, State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) congratulated the six grant recipients in his district and praised the program for the value …

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May 9, 2019

Senator Yager to attend Dayton Strawberry Festival Auction for Charity

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) will attend the Annual Strawberry Festival auction and parade. The auction will be held on Friday, May 10th, at 6:30 p.m. (EDT) at the Rhea County Courthouse, 1475 Market Street, #301, Dayton, TN 37321. Who: State Senator Ken Yager What: Dayton Strawberry Festival- Charity Auction When: Friday, May 10th, at 6:30 p.m. (EDT) Where: Rhea County Courthouse, …

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May 9, 2019

Senator Yager to attend Dayton Rotary Pancake Breakfast

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) will attend the Dayton Rotary Club’s annual pancake breakfast. The breakfast will be held on Saturday, May 11th, at 7:30 a.m. (EST) behind the Rhea County Courthouse, 1475 Market Street, #301, Dayton, TN 37321. Who: State Senator Ken Yager What: Dayton Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast When: Saturday, May 11th, at 7:30 a.m. (EST) Where: Rhea County Courthouse, …

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April 1, 2019

Norwood Elementary Students are State Senate Page

(NASHVILLE) – Norwood Elementary School students, Alison Brown and Paisley Davis served as pages for the Tennessee State Senate last week. Both students live in Roane County, Tennessee and are pictured with State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston), who represents Roane County.  Page duties consist of anything from making copies, running errands, to distributing legislative information to members of the General Assembly.  …

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March 26, 2019

Sen. Yager honors public service career of Jim Henry on the floor of the Senate

(NASHVILLE) – On Monday night Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) along with the Tennessee Senate honored former Deputy Governor Jim Henry, a Roane County native, with a resolution for his exemplary public service to his local community and the state of Tennessee. “Jim Henry’s career in local and state government – most recently as Deputy Governor to Governor Bill Haslam – is one …

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March 22, 2019

Local 6th Grade Student Seth Tompkins is State Senate Page

(NASHVILLE) –Sixth grade student at York Elementary School, Seth Tompkins, served as a page in the Tennessee State Senate this week. Tompkins lives in Allardt and was sponsored by State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston). Page duties consist of anything from making copies, running errands, to distributing legislative information to members of the General Assembly.  They report to the Chief Clerk of …

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March 15, 2019

Local 8th Grade Student Abigail Mynatt is State Senate Page

(NASHVILLE) – Eighth-grade student at Cherokee Middle School, Abigail Mynatt, served as a page in the Tennessee State Senate today. Abigail lives in Kingston and was sponsored by State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston). Page duties consist of anything from making copies, running errands, to distributing legislative information to members of the General Assembly.  They report to the Chief Clerk of House …

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March 8, 2019

Local Student Alexis Barton is State Senate Page

(NASHVILLE) – Seventh grade student at Rockwood Middle School, Alexis Barton, served as a page in the Tennessee State Senate on Thursday. Barton lives in Rockwood and was sponsored by State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston). Page duties consist of anything from making copies, running errands, to distributing legislative information to members of the General Assembly.  They report to the Chief Clerk …

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March 8, 2019

Senator Yager meets with Roane County Commissioners in Nashville

(NASHVILLE), March 8, 2019 – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) met with Roane County Commissioners, who were in Nashville for the County Government Day on the Hill, on Monday.  The meeting occurred in Sen. Yager’s Capitol Hill office.  See photo attached – L. to R.: back row:  Allen Hickman, Jerry White, Junior Hendrickson, Davy Brashears, and Chairman Randy Ellis; front row: Mike …

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March 4, 2019

Statement from Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Ken Yager regarding Governor Bill Lee’s Budget Address

NASHVILLE), March 4, 2019 — Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Ken Yager (R-Kingston) today praised initiatives put forth by Governor Bill Lee in his State of the State / Budget Address Monday evening.  Yager said $35 million in funding for new rural initiatives will be a tremendous help to many counties across the state which are struggling. “This will give struggling …

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