March 2, 2019

Local 6th Grade Student Victoria Meredith is State Senate Page

(NASHVILLE) – Sixth grade student at LaFollette Middle School, Victoria Meredith served as a page in the Tennessee State Senate this week. Meredith lives in Campbell County 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 …

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February 27, 2019

Fentress County Farm Bureau Visits With Senator Yager

(NASHVILLE), February 27, 2019 – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) met on Wednesday, February 27, with a Fentress County delegation of the Farm Bureau regarding the needs of Tennessee farmers.  The meeting was held in Sen. Yager’s Capitol Hill office.   See photo attached – L. to R.:  Jack Upchurch, Becky Upchurch, Senator Yager and Helen Pierce. ###

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February 25, 2019

Oliver Springs High School Student, Reece Abbott, visits Sen. Ken Yager in Nashville

NASHVILLE — Oliver Springs High School sophomore, Reece Abbott, visited with Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) in his Capitol Hill office on Monday.  Abbott is in the Explorer program, sponsored by the Harriman Fire Department.  The Explorer program is an interactive, worksite-based career education program.  (See photo attached of Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston), left, and Reece Abbott, right, pictured in Sen. Yager’s …

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February 25, 2019

Sen. Yager Announces Waste Reduction Grant for Scott County

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) today announced Scott County is set to receive $173,479 in a Waste Reduction Grant from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) to purchase one recycling truck.   Waste Reduction Grants are for community projects to help reduce landfill waste across Tennessee. “These grants have proven helpful in assisting counties with their recycling …

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February 22, 2019

Local Student Krista West is State Senate Page

(NASHVILLE) – Ninth grade student at Scott High School, Krista West, served as a page in the Tennessee State Senate on Thursday. West lives in Huntsville 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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February 21, 2019

Senate votes to allow voters to change the way Tennessee’s Attorney General is selected

(NASHVILLE), February 21, 2019 — A resolution allowing voters to change the way Tennessee’s Attorney General is selected was approved by the full Senate on Thursday.   Senate Joint Resolution 1 <http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SJR0001>, sponsored by Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Ken Yager (R-Kingston), calls for an open nomination process by the Tennessee Supreme Court in selecting the State Attorney General, followed by …

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February 19, 2019

The 917 Society Announces Free Program Available to Teachers

(NASHVILLE), February 19, 2019 — The 917 Society is excited to announce the second distribution of free pocket constitutions to 8th grade social studies teachers to give to students in Tennessee this school year. For Constitution Day, September 17th, The 917 Society distributed free pocket Constitutions to 25,000 students and have been fortunate to add an additional distribution to schools …

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February 15, 2019

Local 7th Grade Student Bryson Ellis is State Senate Page

(NASHVILLE) – Seventh grade student at Harriman Middle School, Bryson Ellis, served as a page in the Tennessee State Senate on Thursday, February 14. Ellis lives in Roane County 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 …

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February 14, 2019

Local 5th Grade Student Eleanor Hill is State Senate Page

(NASHVILLE) – Fifth grade student at Allardt Elementary School, Eleanor Hill, served as a page in the Tennessee State Senate this week. Hill lives in Deer Lodge 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 …

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February 14, 2019

Sen. Yager meets with Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner regarding initiatives to help economically distressed counties

(NASHVILLE), February 11, 2019 – Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Ken Yager (R-Kingston) met with Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe in Nashville today to discuss actions being taken to help the state’s 15 economically distressed counties.  Three of the counties, Morgan, Scott and Fentress Counties, are located in District 12 which is represented by Yager in …

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February 8, 2019

Morgan County Executive Langley and Chief of Staff, Woody Smith, visit with Sen. Yager to discuss local needs

(NASHVILLE), February 8, 2019 — Morgan County Executive Brian Langley and chief of staff, Woody Smith, visited with Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Ken Yager (R-Kingston) in Nashville this week to discuss local needs.   Langley and Smith were at the Capitol seeking advice on tapping into possible funding available for the citizens of Morgan County.“We had an excellent meeting,” said …

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February 8, 2019

Local Student Michael Riley is State Senate Page

(NASHVILLE) – Tenth-grade student at Campbell County Comprehensive High School, Michael Riley, served as a page in the Tennessee State Senate this week on Thursday, February 7th. Riley 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 …

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February 8, 2019

Senator Yager to serve at the Emory Valley Center’s 6th Annual “Celebrity Server” Pancake Breakfast fundraiser.

(NASHVILLE, Tenn., August 2018) – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) will attend the annual Celebrity Server pancake breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, February 9th, at 8:00 a.m. (ET). The event will be at the Applebee’s Bar and Grill, 1213 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Who: State Senator Ken Yager  What: 6th Annual Celebrity Server Pancake Breakfast When: Saturday, February 9th, 8:00 a.m.  (ET) Where: Applebee’s …

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February 8, 2019

Senator Yager to attend the Kingston Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast

(NASHVILLE, Tenn., August 2018) – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) will attend the annual Kingston rotary Club’s pancake breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, February 9th, at 9:30 a.m. (ET). The event will be at the Kingston Church of Christ Family Center, at 303 North Kentucky Street, Kingston, TN 37763. Who: State Senator Ken Yager What: Annual Kingston Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast When: Saturday, February 9th, …

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February 6, 2019

Local Student Hannah Wilson is State Senate Page

(NASHVILLE) – Dayton City School 7th grade student, Hannah Wilson, served as a page in the Tennessee State Senate on Thursday, January 31st. Wilson is a resident of Rhea County 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 …

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February 6, 2019

Senate Judiciary Committee approves resolution calling for an open selection process and legislative confirmation in selecting the state’s Attorney General

(NASHVILLE) — A resolution giving voters an opportunity to amend Tennessee’s Constitution to change the process by which the state’s Attorney General (AG) is selected was recommended for adoption by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.  Senate Joint Resolution 1, sponsored by Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Ken Yager (R-Kingston), calls for an open nomination process by the Tennessee Supreme Court, followed by …

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January 31, 2019

Gearing up for the 111th General Assembly

An editorial by Senator Ken Yager The 111th General Assembly has begun with many changes and new faces among the leadership in Tennessee’s state government.  The Senate has completed its organizational session to elect officers and organize the business of the 2019-2020 legislative sessions.  The highlight of the organizational session was the inauguration of Governor Bill Lee, which is a duty …

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January 31, 2019

Senator Yager announces $500,000 TDOT grant for Spring City rail connector

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) announced today that Spring City has been awarded a grant to construct a rail spur to serve the Spring City Industrial Park.  The grant was approved as part of the Competitive Rail Connectivity Grants  program distributed by the Tennessee Department of Transportation.   “This grant for a new rail spur is great news for Spring City,” …

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January 25, 2019

Statement from Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Ken Yager regarding Governor Bill Lee’s Inaugural Speech

(NASHVILLE), January 19, 2019 — Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Ken Yager (R-Kingston) made the following statement in response to Governor Bill Lee’s inaugural speech: “It was a very inspiring speech and a great day for Tennesseans.  His speech brought the best out of us today, reminding us that we succeed when we are unified.  I was particularly pleased with his …

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