Commonwealth Technology News
Gov. Jim Gehringer, former governor of Wyoming,
delivered the keynote address for the 2006 GIS
Conference in Fort Mitchell, KY.
Kentucky 2006 GIS Conference a Great Success!
Kentucky's 2006 GIS Conference in Fort Mitchell was highlighted by a keynote address by former Wyoming Gov. Jim Gehringer.
Gov. Fletcher Announces 2006 Local and State Homeland Security Awards
On August 9, Gov. Ernie Fletcher announced the 2006 homeland security funding awards for local and state agencies.
MSU's CyberCave Wows High School Students
Murray State University's CyberCave is an interactive, hands-on laboratory for high school students seeking to explore today's cutting-edge telecommunications technology.
REAL ID – A Profile of Opportunities and Issues
The REAL ID Act has great potential to standardize and optimize driver's license issuance and identity verification across the country, but many concerns are being voiced about the initiative.
Kentucky Joins Nationwide Effort to Keep Kids Protected Online
The Finance and Administration Cabinet’s Commonwealth Office of Technology (COT) has joined forces with other public and private organizations to support the National Cyber Security Alliance’s (NCSA) national awareness campaign to “Help Keep Kids Connected and Protected.”
DOJ Awards $400,000 to Kentucky to Combat Internet Crimes Against Children
U.S. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales recently announced an award of $400,000 to the Kentucky State Police to continue funding of the Kentucky Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.
U of L Joins Effort to Give Computers to School Children
The University of Louisville has agreed to donate its surplus computers to Kentucky's children, joining a statewide initiative to bring technology into the homes of Kentucky middle schoolers.
State Board of Elections Releases Primary Turnout Data
On August 10, the State Board of Elections released turnout data from the primary elections held last May. The statewide turnout was 31.4 percent, down slightly from earlier projections.
Electric Outage Information Now Available Online
Information about major electric power outages is now immediately available to emergency responders, local officials, the news media and the general public on the Kentucky Public Service Commission Web site.
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Telecommuting Potential in Kentucky
From ConnectKentucky's Summer Research Series: Kentucky Technology Trends 2006
- Nearly one-third (32 percent) of all adults in Kentucky have broadband access in their own homes, rising to 39 percent of all employed adults.
- Half of Kentuckians who already use the Internet at work have broadband at home.
- Residential broadband access is concentrated in the population and employment centers of the state.
Home Broadband Internet Access By County
Statewide, an average of 32 percent of adults have broadband access in their home. Counties having over 32 percent of adults with broadband access are shown in green and blue, while those below the statewide average are shown in yellow and orange.
||COT Trivia Question of the Month
Question: What percentage of employed adults in Kentucky are permitted by their employer to telecommute?
Answer: According to Telecommuting Potential in Kentucky, released as part of ConnectKentucky's Summer Research Series: Kentucky Technology Trends 2006, 15 percent of Kentucky's employed adults are eligible to telecommute to work.
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