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Screen shot of Web site was recently named one of the best state Web portals by the Center for Digital Government. More honored in ‘Best of Web’
Kentucky is once again basking in the national spotlight for its Web efforts.
The state’s Web portal,, was recognized Sept. 1 by the Center for Digital Government as one of the top five sites in the nation for 2010. The non-profit agency ranked the site fifth among state Web portal entries in this year’s contest.
“My administration’s firm commitment to keeping government accessible and open to the public has once again earned Kentucky national recognition for its online resources,” Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear said. More

Governor Beshear Announces Start up and Expansion of Two Kentucky Research and Development Companies
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 26, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today announced two research and development companies will create 25 new jobs and invest nearly $2.4 million in the Commonwealth.  Remington Arms Company Inc., the nation’s oldest continuously operating manufacturer of shotguns, rifles and ammunition, will invest $1.5 million to locate part of its firearms research and development into its Elizabethtown facility.  The expansion will create 15 new jobs, 13 of which are considered high-tech and technical support jobs with an average annual salary of approximately $59,500, exclusive of benefits. 

Kentucky to Receive $1.3 million Stimulus Funds to Increase Computer Access at Public Libraries
FRANKFORT, Ky.– Gov. Steve Beshear today announced the award of more than $1.3 million as part of the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA). The funding will be used to expand the number of public computer workstations that are available to Kentuckians at their local public libraries and to greatly increase access to training courses for residents.

Attorney General Conway's Cybercrimes Unit Marks 2nd Anniversary
Attorney General Jack Conway's Cybercrimes Unit is celebrating its 2nd anniversary and touting its many accomplishments in the fight against child pornography, cyber- predators and crimes that occur online.

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Techlines Trivia Question of the Month

Question:  Who manages, the state’s official Web portal?

Answer:  The site is managed and operated without tax funds through a public-private partnership between the Commonwealth and Kentucky Interactive, the Frankfort-based official eGovernment partner for the state. 

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Techlines Trivia Question of the Month

Who manages, the state’s official Web portal?

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Last Updated 9/10/2010