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Kentucky's newly redesigned Web portal
Kentucky's redesigned Web portal

Kentucky organ donor Web site
Kentucky Organ Donor Registry

Parks Web site
Kentucky State Parks Web site

KY Transportation Cabinet Web site
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Web site

Along with Kentucky's redesigned Web portal (top), a new Kentucky Organ Donor Web site recently debuted (second from top).  In addition, redesigned sites were launched for the Kentucky State Parks and Transportation Cabinet (bottom).

Kentucky Emergency Warning System (KEWS) Upgrade Progressing
Kentucky recently tested the first network traffic on its new high-capacity, digital wireless information network designed to support public safety communications and a wide range of voice, video and data services.

KY-CHILD Wins National Award
The Cabinet for Health and Family Services' KY-CHILD project was recently presented a 2007 ACT Intergovernmental Solutions Award by the American Council for Technology. Web Portal Gets a Makeover
A new and improved version of, the commonwealth of Kentucky's official Web portal, was recently launched, making it easier than ever before to locate government information and services.

Gov. Ernie Fletcher Appoints Member to the Kentucky e-Health Network Board
Gov. Ernie Fletcher has appointed Dr. David J. Bensema, of Lexington, to the Kentucky e-Health Network Board.

COT's Division of Printing Services Moves to New Location, Offers New Services
The Commonwealth Office of Technology's Division of Printing Services (DPS) recently moved its main Frankfort office and is offering additional services to its state agency customers.

Department for Public Health, Trust for Life to Launch Electronic Organ Donor Registry
Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) officials recently announced the creation of a new electronic state organ donor registry, which is available through the circuit court clerks’ offices.

Kentucky State Parks Announce New And Improved Web Site
A new Web site for the Kentucky State Parks that provides more information and photographs of some of the state’s favorite tourist destinations was recently unveiled.

Transportation Cabinet Launches Newly Designed Web Site
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently launched a redesigned Web site with a new design that's more user friendly and easy to navigate.

Emergency Preparedness For Kentucky Businesses Highlighted in June Edition of The Lane Report
The June issue of one the state’s leading business publications, The Lane Report, reminds Kentucky’s business and industry leaders of the importance to take simple, common-sense steps to prepare their businesses for emergencies.

Kentucky Businesses Face Annual Report Filing Deadline, New Service Available
Certain types of corporations registered with the state are reminded of the upcoming deadline to file their annual reports with the Office of the Secretary of State. For the first time, annual reports can be amended online this year.

National Tech Stories
State Stat

The Page Hits Just Keep On Coming! Web PortalFor the month of May, the portal received an amazing 12.5 million page hits from over 2.4 million visits.

The top 10 Web sites for May, along with their respective page hit counts:

  1. Cabinet for Health and Family Services ( – 324,504
  2. Personnel Cabinet ( – 270,713
  3. Administrative Office of the Courts ( – 269,421
  4. Department of Tourism ( – 174,586
  5. Department of Revenue ( – 148,946
  6. Department of Corrections ( – 142,738
  7. Finance and Administration Cabinet ( – 103,193
  8. Office of the Attorney General ( – 88,353
  9. Office of the Governor ( – 87,852
  10. Board of Nursing ( – 61,740

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, Kentucky's geospatial data clearinghouse, typically receives almost a million page hits each month. 

Techlines Trivia Question of the Month

Question:  How many microwave towers make up the Kentucky Emergency Warning System statewide network?

Answer:  There are 135 microwave towers in the KEWS network. The KEWS network spans the state of Kentucky providing high-capacity wireless communications for law enforcement and a wide range of voice, video and data services for public safety and other purposes.  Read more about Kentucky's project to upgrade the KEWS network here.

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Techlines Trivia Question of the Month

How many microwave towers make up the Kentucky Emergency Warning System statewide network?

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


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Last Updated 7/10/2007