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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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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