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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December 16, 2019

Statement from Senator Ken Yager regarding the award of a major Site Development Grant benefitting Morgan and Roane Counties

(NASHVILLE), December 16, 2019 — State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) made the following statement regarding the announcement that the Industrial Development Boards of Morgan, Roane and Cumberland Counties will receive a $1 million Site Development Grant for the Plateau Partnership Park from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development.  The funds will be used for infrastructure to construct a …

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December 10, 2019

Senator Yager to Present Portrait of John Rhea to Rhea County Historical Society

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) will donate a portrait of John Rhea to the Rhea County Historical Society tomorrow, Wednesday, December 11th at 2:00 p.m. The presentation will take place at the Rhea County Courthouse in the Museum downstairs. Randy Boyd, Interim President of the University of Tennessee, will also be in attendance.  John Rhea, a pioneer, statesman, and early advocate of higher …

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December 6, 2019

Senator Yager to be Grand Marshal in Oliver Springs Christmas Parade

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) will be the Grand Marshal in the Oliver Springs Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 21st at 7:00 p.m. He will be traveling in the front of the parade in a convertible car. Who: State Senator Ken Yager, Grand Marshal What: Oliver Springs Christmas Parade When: Saturday, December 7th, 6:00 p.m. Where: Begins at Oliver Springs High School ###

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December 4, 2019

Senator Yager to visit Dayton City School

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) will be visiting Dayton City School on Thursday, December 5th at 2:00pm.  He will be doing a walk-through of the school and visiting several classrooms. Who: State Senator Ken Yager What: Visiting Dayton City School When: Thursday, December 5th, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. EST Where: 520 Cherry Street, Dayton, TN 37321 ###

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