Gov. Laura Kelly appointed Magistrate Judge Keith Collett, of Chapman, to the 8th Judicial District vacancy in Geary County created by the retirement of Judge Steven Hornbaker.
TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) releases data and resources to support local communities and organizations as part of Suicide Prevention Month. Governor Laura Kelly signed a proclamation designating September as Suicide Prevention Month in the State of Kansas.…
Geary County Commissioners held a work meeting on the afternoon of Sept. 13 concerning the construction of the proposed Emergency Operation Center (EOC) in the commission building basement at 200 East 8th Street.
The Geary County Public Buildings Commission read a prepared statement at last week’s county commission meeting on Tuesday expressing concern that county commissioners were trying to stall progress on the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) that is slated to be built in the basement of the Gea…
Another candidate for Convention and Visitors Bureau Director will have a chance to interview for the open position after a glitch was discovered that prevented her resumé from showing up among the position’s initial candidates.
The City of Junction City has decided to honor its local first responders by running streaks of red and blue paint down the middle of Washington Street.
TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly, after receiving her flu shot, emphasized the importance of all Kansans getting a flu shot to stay healthy and reduce the strain on Kansas hospitals.
TOPEKA – Classrooms are filling up at the eight Kansas Department of Corrections adult facilities. The department currently has 325 residents enrolled in college and career classes, including CTE (Career Technical Education) programs and associate and four-year degrees.
TOPEKA – Today, Governor Laura Kelly sent a letter to Congressional leadership urging Congress to pass legislation that would create a Medicaid expansion work-around in non-expansion states.
TOPEKA –Today Governor Laura Kelly announced Soldiers and Airmen from the Kansas National Guard will be deployed to Louisiana to provide support in and around areas affected by Hurricane Ida. The Guardsmen are deploying as part of an Emergency Management Assistance Compact, a multistate agre…
TOPEKA – To protect Kansas students, teachers, and staff from the threat of the contagious Delta variant of COVID-19, Governor Laura Kelly today announced the Safer Classrooms Workgroup.
The City of Junction City is proud to announce the starting of the 2021 Street Maintenance Program. This year’s program will be spending $1,379,498.00 to repair City streets making the 2021 program the largest amount of monies spent on the City’s street maintenance program.
TOPEKA – To encourage vaccinations and mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Governor Laura Kelly and Dillons Health today launched a new vaccine incentive program. All newly vaccinated Kansans 12+ are eligible to receive $50 per dose, $100 total.
Former USD 475 Assistant Superintendent Beth Hudson is running for the Board of Education of the school district she used to help oversee. She retired in 2019.
TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly announced new grant program designed to help non-profit arts organizations in Kansas recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has amended its travel quarantine list to remove the state of Louisiana. The countries of French Polynesia, Georgia and Guadeloupe have been added and the countries of Fiji and Isle of Man have been removed.
TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly urged Kansas nurses to renew their licensing requirements before the Saturday, August 28, 2021 deadline. The Kansas State Board of Nursing announced the notice for Kansas Nurses, and employers of Kansas Nurses, who were working under the professional licensing w…
TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly announced that the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) is one of only five organizations nationally to be awarded a three-year, $2.7 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Sub…
A Kansas State University nutrition specialist said that the U.S. government’s recent decision to review food assistance for families provides a big boost for good health and reducing hunger.
TOPEKA—The 8th Judicial District Nominating Commission has sent the names of nominees for two district judge vacancies to Gov. Laura Kelly, who has 60 days to decide who will fill the vacancies.
Stephanie Holloway has run for USD 475 school board before. She ran four years ago for a two-year term occupied at the time by LaDonna Junghans.
Bryan Bliss of Junction City said one of his primary reasons for running for office is concern about the way the country is heading.
TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) announces that its Vital Statistics Office lobby will close to walk-in services due to COVID-19 effective Monday, Aug. 16. Those needing vital records can visit the KDHE website at www.kdheks.gov/vital to order via online, phone…
TOPEKA—The 8th Judicial Nominating Commission will convene August 18 to interview 12 nominees to fill two district judge vacancies.
TOPEKA – In an effort to simplify service delivery for families across the state, Kansas Department for Children and Families Secretary Laura Howard today announced the state’s child support services program (IV-D) has chosen to reduce the number of vendors from four to two and eliminate the…
TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly announced that the Small Business Administration allocated 90 grant awards totaling $45.7 million to Kansas venues through the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program.
Commissary CLICK2GO, the Defense Commissary Agency’s new online ordering and curbside delivery service, is now available at the Fort Riley Commissary.
TOPEKA – As part of her efforts to raise awareness of the importance of getting vaccinated against all vaccine-preventable diseases, Governor Laura Kelly today proclaimed August 2021 as Immunization Awareness Month in Kansas.
The Geary County Board of Commissioners had fielded concerns regarding the Geary County Register of Deeds’ notice of her office closing two days’ a week. After much discussion, Diane Briestensky, Geary County Register of Deeds, advised she and the Commission have reached a compromise. The Re…
County Commission Chair Trish Giordano spoke up Monday about the choice to hire a financial officer to help oversee the county’s finances, saying she had received pushback from department heads.
TOPEKA – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) has released the 2020 Kansas Crime Index Report. The report compiles crime statistics reported to the KBI by state and local law enforcement agencies throughout Kansas.
TOPEKA – In light of a nationwide fatal drug overdose trend, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) encourages awareness and education regarding drug overdose prevention in Kansas, including awareness of treatment resources and access to naloxone.
TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced Brigadier General (ret’d) William Turner, Manhattan, as the new Director of the Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs Office (KCVAO).
TOPEKA—The Kansas Supreme Court has appointed District Judge Benjamin Sexton to serve as chief judge of the 8th Judicial District from August 22 through December 31, 2021.
TOPEKA – Kansas families who are searching for work at local workforce centers will now have greater access to child care thanks to a new pilot program announced today by Governor Laura Kelly. The initiative is a partnership with the Kansas Department of Commerce and local workforce investme…
TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly announced the results of a new report detailing the challenges facing young Kansans in rural communities along with possible solutions to prevent outmigration and strengthen Kansas’ workforce and economy.
TOPEKA – Today, Governor Laura Kelly announced Kansas’ July tax receipts. In total, Kansas’ State General Fund saw its total tax receipts for July perform $60.0 million, or 11.0%, better than the estimate with $602.6 million collected. Comparing this July’s total tax receipts to the previous…
The 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley will host the U.S. Army Forces Command Best Warrior Competition for the first time August 2-5. This multi-event gauntlet will test 25 Soldiers from all over the world.
TOPEKA – The Kansas Corporation Commission approved Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s request to participate in three dockets investigating unusually high natural gas prices during the February winter weather event and how gas utilities plan to recoup the charges. The three dockets involve co…
An announcement may take place about a positive economic development move for Junction City within the next few weeks, according to Economic Development Commission Director Mickey Fornaro-Dean.
TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly announced that her Commission on Racial Equity and Justice has released its second report, which makes recommendations on ways that Kansas can improve racial equity around the Social Determinants of Health, focusing on economic systems, education access, and hea…