Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) announced today (Wednesday October 2) that both Scott County Schools and the Oneida Special School District will receive a total of $280,000 in School Resource Officer Grants from the Tennessee Department of Education to improve school safety. [ Read More ]
Beginning October 1, 2020, all persons must have a REAL ID license for accessing certain Federal facilities, entering nuclear facilities, military bases, and boarding commercial flights within the United States. [ Read More ]
State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston), said he has been informed that a Highway Safety Grant has been awarded to promote public safety on Scott County Roads and to curb drunk driving. Senator Yager made the announcement after being informed by the Department of Safety and Homeland Security. [ Read More ]
State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) recently announced three projects in his district funded by grants from the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services (DCS) through Building Strong Brains Tennessee initiative. [ Read More ]
Scott County has received Three-Star Community grant funding for yet another year. State Senator Ken Yager, R-Kingston, made that announcement Friday morning, saying that six counties in his district, the 12th Senatorial District, had received a total of $225,000 in grant funding through the state’s Three-Star Communities program. Other counties receiving grants including Fentress, Morgan, Pickett, Rhea and Roane counties. According to Stacey Swann, executive director of the Industrial Development Board of Scott County, the local portion of the grant dollars will be used for an inmate work program at the Scott County Justice Center that is being spearheaded by S.T.A.N.D. The Three-Star program focuses on best practices in five different areas — jobs and economic development, fiscal strength and efficient government, public safety, health, education and workforce development. “I want to recognize our local officials for their incredible work securing this important funding to help our communities,” Yager said. “It was an honor to support their successful effort. I also appreciate ECD for their investment in our district which is well deserved.” Meanwhile, Huntsville Public Library was one of 15 libraries in the 12th District to receive a technology grant. The 15 grant awards totaled $13,549. The technology grants are used to replace or purchase technology, including computers, software, networking hardware and peripherals. “In today’s technology-dependent world, digital literacy is extremely important in order to conduct business, apply for jobs, pay bills and complete school work,” Yager said. “These funds will increase opportunities for citizens to expand and strengthen their technology skills. I am pleased so many libraries in my district will receive these grants. Congratulations to the recipients for securing these funds.” Other libraries receiving funding included libraries in Caryville, Jacksboro, Jellico, LaFollette, Coalfield, Deer Lodge, Petros, Sunbright, Wartburg, Oakdale, Kingston, Harriman, Rockwood and Fentress County. Earlier this week, Yager held his annual grant conference, to provide local governments, community groups and nonprofits pertinent information on available grants and best practices for preparing a competitive application.
Statewide unemployment for Tennessee held steady in August. The latest statistics released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) show the seasonally adjusted rate of 3.5 percent mirrors the state’s revised rate from July 2019. [ Read More ]
State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) announced that numerous grants have been awarded to counties in Senate District 12 from the Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD) and the Tennessee Department of State Library and Archives Division. Six counties in the district will receive ECD’s Three Star grants, while 15 libraries will receive Technology Grants from the State Library and Archives. [ Read More ]