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KSP Lt. Logue
 
KSP Lt. Howard Logue reports the results of
Operation Harvest Moon during a recent press
conference at KSP Headquarters in Frankfort.

First Electronic Warrant in Kentucky Served
Kentucky’s public safety organizations and officials with the state’s Unified Criminal Justice Information System (UCJIS) are attacking the problem of outstanding and unserviceable warrants through the development of a new automated eWarrant system. 

KSP Announces Results of Operation Harvest Moon
The Kentucky State Police (KSP) and the Kentucky Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force recently announced the results of a multi-agency effort to round up suspects involved in on-line child sexual exploitation crimes.

Kentucky First To Match Grants To High-Tech Small Businesses
Gov. Fletcher’s economic development initiative results in Kentucky being the first state to match federal grants to high-tech small businesses.

Gov. Fletcher Announces Location of Aerospace Component Facility in Somerset
Gov. Ernie Fletcher and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Gene Strong announced a new aerospace component manufacturing facility will be established in Somerset.

Perot Systems to Locate New Data Center in Northern Kentucky
The Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corporation and Perot Systems Corporation recently announced the company's further expansion in Kentucky with the development of a consolidated data center in Florence.

Sec. Rudolph Speaks At Kentucky Society For Technology In Education Fall Update
Robbie Rudolph, secretary of Gov. Ernie Fletcher’s Executive Cabinet, spoke at a recent event to celebrate the completion of the implementation of a Microsoft Exchange e-mail communication system in Kentucky schools.

ITIL Government Interest Group Hosts Seminar
On Nov. 9, the Office of Enterprise Policy and Project Management held the first in a series of lectures on the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and IT Service Management.

Kentucky Celebrates National Geography Week and GIS Day
In recognition of National Geography Awareness Week and GIS Day, the Division of Geographic Information (DGI) hosted a Map Gallery in the pedestrian tunnel that connects the Kentucky State Capitol and the Capitol Annex.

Deadline Extended to Accept e-Prescribing Grant Applications
The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) will continue to accept applications for the e-Prescribing grant program, an initiative to strengthen Kentucky’s e-Health infrastructure and foster partnerships.

Going Green For The Holidays
The Kentucky Division of Waste Management is asking that people buy green and, if the electronic gift is a replacement item, dispose of the resulting electronic scrap or e-scrap responsibly.
 

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Key Technology Metrics Over the Last 24 MonthsConnectKentucky

The statistics below are from the Summer 2006 issue of Connected, a quarterly publication from ConnectKentucky

$500,000,000+   Private capital invested in Kentucky telecommunications (unprecedented)
20,000,000+ Positive media impressions related to Kentucky’s Prescription for Innovation
352,000 Approximate number of new households that have received broadband access since start of Gov. Fletcher’s plan (on track to have 100% coverage by end of 2007)
1,000 Number of home computers being delivered to underprivileged households during the pilot phase of No Child Left Offline
100 Number of Kentucky counties actively engaged in ConnectKentucky's eCommunity Leadership Team process (assessing needs, building interest and planning)
45% Growth rate of broadband usage in Kentucky over last two years
36% Growth rate of broadband availability in Kentucky over last two years
17% Growth rate of home computer ownership in Kentucky over last two years
#1 Kentucky’s national ranking for expanding broadband availability to citizens
 
 

Techlines Trivia Question of the Month

Question:  How many new high-tech jobs were created in Kentucky over the last two years?

Answer:  According to ConnectKentucky, as of the summer of 2006 there were 5,640 new high-tech jobs created in Kentucky over the last two years.  Kentucky is expected to exceed 15,000 new technology jobs by the end of 2007.


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Techlines Trivia Question of the Month
 

How many new high-tech jobs were created in Kentucky over the last two years?

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