March 9, 2021

TENNESSEE SENATE APPROVES RESOLUTION ALLOWING VOTERS TO CHANGE THE WAY TENNESSEE’S ATTORNEY GENERAL IS SELECTED

(NASHVILLE) — A resolution allowing voters to change the way Tennessee’s Attorney General is selected was approved 25-7 on Monday evening by the Tennessee Senate.  Senate Joint Resolution 1, sponsored by Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Ken Yager (R-Kingston), calls for a transparent nomination process by the Tennessee Supreme Court in selecting the State Attorney General, followed by a confirmation vote …

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March 2, 2021

Legislation to protect adopted children from abuse advances in State Senate

Bill aims to prevent tragedies after horrific death of two adopted children in Roane County (NASHVILLE) — Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) received approval from the Senate Judiciary Committee today for legislation requiring adoptive parents receiving subsidies to annually provide the Department of Children’s Services with medical or school enrollment records to ascertain a health check.  Senate Bill 270 comes after …

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February 24, 2021

SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE APPROVES RESOLUTION ALLOWING VOTERS TO CHANGE THE WAY TENNESSEE’S ATTORNEY GENERAL IS SELECTED

(NASHVILLE), February 24, 2021 — A resolution allowing voters to change the way Tennessee’s Attorney General is selected was approved on Tuesday by the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Senate Joint Resolution 1, sponsored by Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Ken Yager (R-Kingston), calls for a transparent nomination process by the Tennessee Supreme Court in selecting the State Attorney General, followed by a …

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February 22, 2021

Senator Yager praises action by State Building Commission to transfer 1.6 acres to Stephens Baptist Church for property being used for church operations

NASHVILLE — State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) praised action taken by the Tennessee State Building Commission’s Executive Committee on Monday to transfer 1.6 acres to Stephens Baptist Church for property being used for church operations.  This action will resolve prior boundary issues and clearly delineate the property to be utilized by the Church. “I am delighted that this matter will be …

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February 22, 2021

Senator Yager praises action by State Building Commission to acquire land at Tackett Creek Wildlife Management Area

(NASHVILLE), February 22, 2021 – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) praised action taken by the Tennessee State Building Commission’s Executive Subcommittee on Monday to acquire land for the Tackett Creek Wildlife Management Area in Campbell and Claiborne Counties. Yager said the State Building Commission voted to acquire the entirety of the leased property by conservation easement in a single transaction. …

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January 12, 2021

As new legislative session begins, Sen. Yager invites citizens to contact him regarding issues of importance to them

NASHVILLE – As the General Assembly began the new 2021 legislative session on Tuesday, State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) encourages local citizens to contact him regarding issues of importance to them.  Yager represents Campbell, Fentress, Morgan, Rhea, Roane, Pickett and Scott Counties in District 12 in the Tennessee Senate. “We have a lot of important issues on our agenda this …

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November 19, 2020

SENATE MAJORITY REELECTS SENATOR YAGER AS REPUBLICAN CAUCUS CHAIRMAN

NASHVILLE — Members of the Senate majority met today in Nashville where they voted to reelect Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) to a top leadership role as Republican Caucus Chairman.  The meeting was held as the General Assembly prepares to open the first session of the 112th General Assembly on January 12.  Senate Republicans hold a 27-6 super majority, providing direct member representation to …

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November 16, 2020

Sen. Yager Provides an Update for this Year’s Chili Supper

State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) today released a statement providing an update on this year’s chili supper: “I regret to announce that our annual chili supper and silent auction will not be held this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Yager. “For 27 years I have hosted this community event, but now we must prioritize public health.  I deeply …

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October 10, 2020

Sen. Yager announces U.S. Senate Candidate Bill Hagerty, Gov. Lee, Lt. Gov. McNally, and Congressmen Rose, DesJarlais and Fleischmann to join Get-Out-the-Vote Bus Tour

NASHVILLE — State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) announced today that U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty, Gov. Bill Lee, Congressman John Rose, Congressman Scott DesJarlais, Congressman Chuck Fleischmann, and Lt. Governor Randy McNally will join his Get-Out-the-Vote (GOTV) Bus Tour set for October 19 and 20.  The news follows last week’s announcement that Tennessee Senate Majority Leader Jack Johnson (R-Franklin) will …

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September 21, 2020

Senator Yager speaking to Campbell County Lions Club

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) will be visiting the Campbell County Lions Club and speaking to the members on Monday, September 28th, 2020 at 6:30pm EST. Who: State Senator Ken Yager What: Speaking at Campbell County Lions Club weekly meeting When: Monday, September 28th, 2020, 6:30 p.m. EST Where: 1st Presbyterian Church, 110 West Ash Street, LaFollette ###

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September 21, 2020

Senator Yager presenting checks to TCAT Jacksboro

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) will be presenting checks from AT&T and Consolidated Nuclear Energy, LLC to the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Jacksboro on Monday, September 28th, 2020 at 4:00pm EST. Who: State Senator Ken Yager What: Check Presentations When: Monday, September 28th, 2020, 4:00 p.m. EST Where: 265 Elkins Road, Jacksboro, TN 37757 ###

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September 21, 2020

Senator Ken Yager Announces Get-Out-The-Vote Bus Tour

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) will be traveling the entire length of Senate District 12 hosting get-out-the-vote rallies at each county seat. Senator Yager and guests will deliver messages stressing the importance of exercising this sacred Constitutional right in the upcoming November 3rd general election. Detailed information about tour stops in each county, Campbell, Fentress, Morgan, Rhea, Roane, …

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August 29, 2020

Senator Yager to attend event for veterans in Scott County

NASHVILLE – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) will attend the luncheon for VFW Post 5669 for their Annual Veterans Memorial Golf Tournament.  The event will take place on August 29, 2020 at 12:00 noon at the Oneida Municipal Golf Course at 1180 S. Lake Drive in Oneida. WHO:  SEN. KEN YAGER WHAT:  TO ATTEND VETERANS EVENT / SCOTT COUNTY WHEN:  …

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August 28, 2020

SEN. YAGER, REP. CALFEE AND TENNESSEE TREASURER LILLARD TO PRESENT CHECK FOR UNCLAIMED PROPERTY FUNDS FOR ROCKWOOD

NASHVILLE – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) will attend a check presentation, along with Tennessee Treasurer David Lillard, Representative Kent Calfee and Mayor Mike Miller, regarding the reclaiming of unclaimed property funds for the City of Rockwood.  The presentation of the $3,200 in funds will take place at 2:00 p.m. EST at the office of Mayor Mike Miller, 110 North …

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August 27, 2020

Sen. Yager to attend Indian River Marina Ribbon Cutting in Campbell County

NASHVILLE – State Senator Ken Yager will attend the Indian River Marina Ribbon Cutting in Campbell County Saturday, August 29, at 9:00 a.m. EST.  He will be presenting a certificate from the Governor celebrating 25 years that Indian River Marina has been in business.  The Marina is located at 740 Indian River Boat Dock Road in Jacksboro. ###

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August 27, 2020

Lee approves $150M in COVID-19 relief funds

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Financial Stimulus Accountability Group announced $150 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds will be made available to Tennessee non-profits to assist their ongoing efforts to address the ongoing health and economic impacts of COVID-19. “The COVID-19 pandemic has placed enormous strain on all aspects of our society, and non-profit organizations are no different. …

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August 6, 2020

Sen. Yager announces Rose Terrace House to receive historical marker

(NASHVILLE) – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) announced that the Rose Terrace House in Oliver Springs will receive a marker noting the rich history of this Main Street house.  The house was built in the 1880’s at the beginning of the coal boom by James K. P. Butler, a coal mine operator, and has been home to notable Roane Countians …

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August 6, 2020

Special Session will help people and businesses in our communities recover from the effects of the pandemic

Tennessee’s small businesses are struggling mightily on the road to recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.  While these businesses work hard to salvage losses and ensure the health and safety of their customers and employees, another threat looms:  The threat of coronavirus lawsuits. Businesses are not the only ones who fear the distraction and financially draining effects.  COVID-19 …

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July 28, 2020

Sen. Yager receives perfect score for voting record on small business issues

(NASHVILLE) – State Senator Ken Yager(R-Kingston) has received a perfect score from the National Federation of Small Business (NFIB) for his voting record on issues affecting small businesses. NFIB scored members of the 111thGeneral Assembly on important bills that were considered during the 2019-2020 legislative sessions. The voting record was recently released to members of the organization and the public. …

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