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Commonwealth Technology News

Gov. Fletcher announces Kentucky's new Fusion Center.
Gov. Fletcher and (Ret.) Major Alecia
Webb-Edgington, right,
unveil Kentucky's new
Intelligence Fusion Center.

Kentucky Named 8th in 2006 Digital States Survey
Kentucky has been recognized as the eighth most digitally advanced state government in the nation, according to the Center for Digital Government’s 2006 Digital States Survey. 

Gov. Ernie Fletcher Unveils Intelligence Fusion Center
In an effort to better secure the Commonwealth against criminal activity and domestic and international terrorism, federal and state agencies have banded together to create the Kentucky Intelligence Fusion Center.

Kentucky's Mutual Aid and Interoperability Project Named National Winner
The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) recently selected Kentucky's Mutual Aid and Interoperability initiative as a winner in its 2006 Recognition Awards for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Information Technology in State Government.

Kentucky's Public Colleges; Universities to Save $3.3M with Statewide Contract for Online Learning System
A statewide contract for an online learning system will save Kentucky’s public colleges and universities $3.3 million over the four-year life of the contract.

Gov. Fletcher Announces GSI Commerce To Locate New Fulfillment Center in Boone County
On Oct. 23, Gov. Ernie Fletcher and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Gene Strong announced the decision by GSI Commerce, Inc., a leading provider of e-commerce solutions, to open a fulfillment center in Boone County.

Project Management Seminar is Well Received
On Oct. 5, the Commonwealth Office of Technology (COT) hosted a seminar entitled The Strategic PMO and the Public Sector by Kent Crawford, noted author and speaker.

Universities Showcase Internet2 At First Statewide Live Event
Six Kentucky universities participated in the first-ever statewide Internet2 live event to showcase this emerging virtual educational tool.

Gov. Fletcher Participates in Ribbon Cutting for Datatrac Information Services in Williamsburg
On Oct. 16, Gov. Ernie Fletcher and Cabinet for Economic Development officials joined local and company representatives to commemorate the opening of Datatrac Information Services, Inc.’s new facility in Williamsburg.

Gov. Fletcher Promotes Online Safety For Cyber Security Awareness Month
Gov. Ernie Fletcher encouraged Kentucky’s Internet users to educate themselves about safe online practices and declared the month of October as “Cyber Security Awareness Month” in the commonwealth.

Grayson Touts Online Services to Aid Voters before Election Day
Kentuckians have access to multiple online services which will allow voters to prepare for the upcoming general election, an historic election with more races on the ballot than at any other time in Kentucky’s history.

e-Prescribing Grant Applications Sought
On Oct. 12, Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) Secretary Mark D. Birdwhistell announced that CHFS and the Kentucky e-Health Network Board are ready to start accepting applications for a new e-prescribing grant program.

Council On Postsecondary Education Improves Accountability With Data Portal
The Council on Postsecondary Education unveiled the new Kentucky Postsecondary Education Data Portal on its Web site in early October.

Votes Cast Online for Wellness and Physical Activity Initiative Logo
Building on the success of the popular Unbridled Spirit campaign, Kentuckians were asked to help select a logo for Gov. Ernie Fletcher’s soon-to-launch Wellness and Physical Activity Initiative.

National Tech Stories
State Stat is a Busy Web Site! home pageFor the month of September, the portal received an amazing 10.6 million hits from over 1.8 million visits.

The top 10 Web sites for September:

  1. (see trivia question below)
  2. Kentucky Courts -
  3. Personnel Cabinet -
  4. Secretary of State -
  5. Kentucky Tourism -
  6. Department of Corrections -
  7. Department of Revenue -
  8. Finance & Administration Cabinet -
  9. Kentucky Board of Nursing -
  10. Attorney General -

The above list includes only sites that are hosted by Kentucky Interactive, LLC, which manages and hosts Kentucky's official Web portal.  Some other sites, such as the Kentucky Geography Network (KYGEONET), are hosted on other servers.  In fact, KYGEONET, which is Kentucky's geospatial data clearinghouse, typically receives over 7 million hits each month!

COT Trivia Question of the Month

Question:  Which Web site is the most frequently visited of the many individual Web sites hosted on Kentucky's official Web portal,

Answer:  The most visited Web site on is the Cabinet for Health and Family Services' site at

Do you have an interesting trivia question that involves technology and Kentucky State Government?  If so, send it to Techlines via the Techlines Feedback Page.



COT Trivia Question of the Month

Which Web site is the most frequently visited of the many individual Web sites hosted on Kentucky's official Web portal,

(See the answer at the bottom of this page.)


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Last Updated 11/3/2006