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Sen Yager’s Annual Chili Supper and Silent Auction is set for Nov. 16

(KINGSTON, Tenn.), October 15, 2018 – The 25th annual Chili Supper and Silent Auction sponsored by Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) is set for November 16 at Roane State Community College in the Student Lounge from 4:30 p.m.

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Sen. Yager and Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder to hold a wreath laying ceremony at the grave of Sgt. Alvin C. York in honor of the 100th anniversary of his heroism at Argonne

NASHVILLESenator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) will be joined by Commissioner of Veterans Services Many-Bears Grinder on Monday, October 8th in a wreath laying ceremony in honor of Sgt. Alvin C. York.  It is the 100th anniversary of Sgt. York’s heroism at the Battle of Argonne in France where he led an attack on a German machine gun nest. 

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Sen. Yager announces ThreeStar Competitive Grants awarded in all counties in District 12

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) announced today that all seven counties in Senate District 12 have been awarded ThreeStar Competitive Grants from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD). The grants, with a combined total of $125,000, will be used for a variety of local programs to support local health,

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Senator Yager announces over $2.2 million in Community Development Block Grants for Senate District 12

(NASHVILLE) July 11, 2018 – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) announced today that Senate District 12 will be receiving over $2.2 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD). These grants are designed to assist cities and counties with infrastructure needs.

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Sen. Yager participates in event recognizing Governor Bill Haslam’s signing of major legislation addressing Tennessee’s opioid epidemic

(NASHVILLE) –  Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) recently participated in a ceremony with Governor Bill Haslam at Blount Memorial Hospital in Maryville marking the signing of a new law to fight Tennessee’s opioid epidemic.   Yager’s legislation addresses the law enforcement and treatment components of a three-pronged plan to curb abuse,

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Statement from Senator Ken Yager regarding Historical Commission grant to preserve Roane County’s Historic Courthouse

(NASHVILLE) – Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) made the following statement regarding the award of a $25,000 grant from the Historical Commission for the Roane County Heritage Commission’s efforts to preserve the historic courthouse.  Senator Yager strongly supported the grant and was in communication with the Historical Commission regarding its importance to the community:

“The grant from the state Historical Commission to the Roane Heritage Commission will provide much needed support for preservation of the historic courthouse,

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Senator Yager receives ‘Friend of the Flame’ award from Tennessee Gas Association

 

Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston), middle, receives the “Friend of the Flame” award from the Tennessee Gas Association (TGA) on the floor of the Senate for his support and contribution to the success of the natural gas industry. Senator Yager sponsored the bill to prevent and increase in sales tax on natural gas.

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Gov. Haslam signs legislation sponsored by Sen. Ken Yager to fight state’s opioid epidemic

(NASHVILLE) –  Major legislation sponsored by Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) to fight Tennessee’s opioid epidemic was signed into law today by  Governor Bill Haslam.   Senate Bill 2258 is part of Governor Bill Haslam’s TN Together initiative – a three-pronged plan to combat the opioid epidemic. It addresses the law enforcement and treatment components of the plan to curb abuse,

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Legislation sponsored by Sen. Yager to increase Medicaid funding for ambulance services is signed into law

(NASHVILLE) May 10, 2018 – Legislation sponsored by Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) that continues the Ambulance Service Provider Assessment Act has been signed into law by Governor Bill Haslam. This law allows the state to receive additional Medicaid funds to be distributed to local private and public ambulance services for transporting patients covered by the program.

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Sen. Yager announces $50,000 for LaFollette Post Office restoration following sponsorship of appropriations amendment

(NASHVILLE) April 4, 2018 – The City of LaFollette will receive $50,000 to preserve the historic LaFollette Post Office under an appropriation amendment added to the state budget at the request of Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston).  The legislation, which also passed the House of Representatives, is set to become law upon the signature of Governor Bill Haslam.

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