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eScrap program under way
By Kevin Kinnaird
Closets and storage rooms in state office buildings across the commonwealth could soon be free of old computers and components now that the state’s environmentally friendly recycling program has begun.
Jefferson County Public Schools will likely purge a number of old machines in storage as new ones arrive during summer months, according to Chuck Fleischer, the school district's director of safety and environmental services.

Kentucky Digital Summit scheduled for May 5
Should IT leaders clam up or use the financial crisis to create game-changing innovations?
That's one of the questions Harvard's Jerry Mechling will address while serving as a keynote speaker at this year's Kentucky Digital Government Summit.
Mechling, a lecturer in public policy at Harvard's prestigious John F. Kennedy School of Government, will deliver the opening address at this year's event, scheduled for May 5 at Capitol Plaza Hotel in Frankfort.

Making history: KSD reaches out to the deaf in cyberspace
The Advocate-Messenger
"Canada, are you out there?"
Yes, Canada was "out there," in cyberspace, as the first MegaDeafConference was called to order Wednesday by its hosts at the Kentucky School for the Deaf.
Canada was "out there" on the Internet, helping fulfill the idea of longtime KSD staff member Clyde Mohan for a teleconference of 42 schools, colleges, universities and other institutions that educate the deaf. 

Click here to read about the role Commonwealth Office of Technology played in the conference

Stimulus bill to bring rural areas a faster Internet External link icon
The Courier-Journal
When surveyor Brad Andrew Jr. needs to get maps and other large files off the Internet, he drives from his home near Bedford, Ky., to the Trimble County Public Library, where he can get high-speed service.

Nominations sought for 2009 NASCIO awards
Successful state government information technology initiatives will be recognized later this year by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers.

Commonwealth announces stimulus Web site
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Gov. Steve Beshear today unveiled the new “Kentucky at Work” Web site – a virtual information center that will give Kentuckians access to how federal stimulus dollars are being spent in the Commonwealth.

New cybersafety bill
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway and Representative Johnny Bell today thanked members of the House and Senate for their bipartisan support in passing legislation that will strengthen Kentucky laws to help protect children from Internet predators and bring state statutes up-to-date with changes in technology.

Official: Satellite phone needed in every Kentucky county External link icon
Lexington Herald-Leader
FRANKFORT — This winter's ice storm — the most catastrophic natural disaster to hit Kentucky since the New Madrid earthquake of 1811 — underscored the need for at least one satellite telephone in every county, Adjutant General Edward W. Tonini said Monday.

Governor, Mayor Commemorate Grand Opening of Coca-Cola Enterprises’ New information Technology Development Center in Louisville
FRANKFORT, Ky.  – Gov. Steve Beshear, Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson, along with state and local economic development representatives today joined officials from Coca-Cola Enterprises (NYSE: CCE) to commemorate the opening of the company’s new Information Technology (IT) Development Center in Louisville.


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Techlines trivia question of the month

Question:  How many awards will be presented at the 2009 Kentucky Digital Government Summit?

Answer:  Five awards will be presented at this year's summit to winners in the following categories:
* Visionary
* Best App Serving the Public
* Most Innovative Use of Technology
* Best IT Collaboration
* Best Online Services

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Techlines Trivia Question of the Month

How many awards will be presented at the 2009 Kentucky Digital Government Summit?

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


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