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Gov. Fletcher and Congressman Hal Rogers watch Lt. Allan Coomer demonstrate a new emergency communications application
 
Gov. Ernie Fletcher and Fifth District Congressman
Harold “Hal” Rogers watch Lt. Allan Coomer, public
information officer for the Somerset Police
Department, demonstrate the KYWINS instant
messaging application.
 
(Photo courtesy of the Somerset Commonwealth
Journal.)
 

Gov. Ernie Fletcher, Congressman Hal Rogers Commemorate 5th Anniversary of Sept. 11 in Somerset
Gov. Ernie Fletcher, Congressman Hal Rogers and other public officials commemorated the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks in Somerset, where they announced a project to provide first responders with instant messaging capabilities.

Green River Area Development District Wins 2006 Spirit of Kentucky Award
Green River Area Development District (GRADD) was awarded the 2006 Spirit of Kentucky Award at the 31st Annual Governor’s Local Issues Conference, which was held Sept. 14-15 at the Galt House East in Louisville.

Gov. Fletcher Announces $456,000 Grant for CDL Improvements
On Sept. 20, Gov. Ernie Fletcher and the Transportation Cabinet announced that Kentucky was awarded a $456,000 grant from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for safety improvements.

Nearly $1 Million in Broadband Grants Awarded to Four Kentucky Communities
The Rural Utilities Services, a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), recently named four Kentucky communities recipients of the competitive Community Connect grants.

Kentucky's Prescription For Innovation Profiled In National Economic Development Publication
Economic Development America magazine, a national publication highlighting economic development efforts across the country, features Kentucky's Prescription for Innovation in its Summer 2006 edition.

Kentucky Launches Business Preparedness Initiative
The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security recently launched the Protect Your Business campaign and a Web site aimed at helping Kentucky’s small to medium-sized businesses prepare their employees, operations and assets for emergencies.

Governor's Chief of Staff Breaks Ground for Pan-Oston Expansion Project in Bowling Green
Gov. Ernie Fletcher’s Chief of Staff Stan Cave was in Bowling Green Sept. 8 to break ground for a 105,000 square-foot expansion of Pan-Oston’s manufacturing facility.

No Child Left Offline Computer Donations Received From U of L
On Sept. 21, the University of Louisville made its first donation of surplus computers to No Child Left Offline.

PSC Examining Options for Area Code 270
With area code 270 projected to run out of available phone numbers in late 2007, the Kentucky Public Service Commission has opened a proceeding to determine how to create a new area code in the western half of the state.

Chief Justice Lambert Appoints Judges and Circuit Court Clerks to Court Technology Committee
Chief Justice Joseph E. Lambert has reappointed five judges and two circuit clerks to the Court Technology Committee of the Administrative Office of the Courts.

Pennyrile Forest Holds Geocaching Weekend Sept. 22-24
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park held its 2nd Annual Geocaching Weekend Sept. 22-24.
 

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Broadband Use in Kentucky vs. Other StatesConnectKentucky's Summer Research Series: Kentucky Technology Trends 2006

From ConnectKentucky's Summer Research Series: Kentucky Technology Trends 2006 

Kentucky has improved in getting broadband Internet access in the homes of its citizens, but is still below the national average:

  • Overall, 32 percent of Kentucky adults have broadband access in their homes, compared to an average of 42 percent across all other states.
  • 35 percent adult males in Kentucky have broadband access, compared to an average of 45 percent across the country.
  • 29 percent adult females in Kentucky have broadband access, compared to an average of 38 percent across the country.

KY broadband usage versus other states

COT Trivia Question of the Month

Question:  What percent of married couples in Kentucky with children at home have a computer?

Answer:  82 percent of married couples in Kentucky with children at home have a computer in their homes.  For more information, see ConnectKentucky's "Tech Use by Marital Status and Children" link at the bottom of this Web page.


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COT Trivia Question of the Month
 

What percent of married couples in Kentucky with children at home have a computer?
 
(See the answer at the bottom of this page.)

 

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