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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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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