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SEN. KETRON RECEIVES TWO KEY AWARDS FOR WORK TO AID VICTIMS OF CRIME AND FOR DEDICATION TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN TENNESSEE

NASHVILLE – Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) recently received two major awards for his work to aid victims of crime and for his dedication to children and families in Tennessee.

On Friday, Ketron received the Legislator of the Year award from the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence. 

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Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron to represent Tennessee at Historic Convention of the States

NASHVILLE, (September 6, 2017) – Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) is among seven Tennessee legislators who will join delegates from across the nation in Phoenix, Arizona on September 12 at the Balanced Budget Amendment Planning Convention. This assemblage will be the first national convention of the states convened since 1861,

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Tennessee Delegation heads to Balanced Budget Planning Convention

NASHVILLE – The seven Tennessee lawmakers representing the state at a Balanced Budget Amendment Planning Convention in Phoenix, Arizona next Tuesday have filed a resolution to begin the process of preparing for an Article V convention. Senator Mike Bell (R-Riceville), Senator Mark Green (R-Clarksville), Senator Frank Niceley (R-Strawberry Plains), Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro),

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Sen. Ketron speaks on panel at Better Health Better Learning Summit

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) spoke today to educators, administrators and stakeholders from across the state at the Better Health Better Learning summit hosted by Tennessee Score and Nashville Health. The conversation focused on the intersection between legislation and community involvement in reforming education to encourage healthier habits among students.

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Sens. Tracy and Ketron welcome over $500,000 in grants to Rutherford County Schools

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Sens. Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) and Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) welcome $553,600 in grants from the Tennessee Department of Education into Rutherford County Schools. The grants will be used on new mechatronics and health sciences equipment for Career Technical Education (CTE) classrooms.

“This is tremendous news for Rutherford County,” said Tracy.

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Senator Ketron announces July 1 enactment of law protecting children from human trafficking

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) announced the enactment of Senate Bill 553, a bill aimed at providing greater protections and services to children who have been trafficked. The law becomes effective July 1, 2017.

“It’s important that we recognize the reality of human trafficking in our state and take a stand to protect our communities and children,” said Ketron.

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Sens. Ketron and Tracy announce $78,320 in art grants awarded in Rutherford County

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Senators Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) and Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) announced today that 13 organizations throughout Rutherford County will receive $78,320 in grants from the Tennessee Arts Commission. These grants were allocated after being reviewed by citizen advisory panels made up of Tennesseans with expertise in appropriate disciplines and a final review by the full Arts Commission.

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Senate in a Minute from Senator Bill Ketron – April 7, 2017

NASHVILLE, (April 7, 2017) — General Assembly committees worked at full steam this week as two more of the Senate’s standing committees, the Education and Commerce and Labor Committees, completed their work for the 2017 legislative session.  The General Assembly is looking at wrapping up the session by the second week of May.

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Senator Bill Ketron’s Senate in a Minute – March 31, 2017

NASHVILLE –Law and order legislation dominated debate in the State Senate this week as several key bills advanced, including legislation to enact tougher sentences for violent felons in possession of firearms.  The legislation continues a series of anti-crime laws dubbed “Crooks with Guns” passed over the last decade to curb gun-related violence and focus resources on keeping violent criminals behind bars longer to protect the public.

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Senate advances Tom Cronan Physical Education Act

(NASHVILLE), March 24, 2017 – Legislation which aims to ensure that elementary students are receiving adequate physical activity while at school overcame its first hurdle this week with approval by the Senate Education Committee.  The Tom Cronan Physical Education Act requires each student in elementary school participate in a physical education class (PE) at least twice a week for a combined total of no less than 60 minutes.

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