Gov. Beshear holding Team Kentucky update (10/21/2021)


FRANKFORT, Ky – Gov. Beshear announced the Kentucky Rural Hospital Loan Program is making $20 million in low-interest loans available to assist rural hospitals across the commonwealth. The funds administered will directly impact the 1.8 million Kentuckians living in rural areas by maintaining or upgrading hospital facilities, retaining or increasing the current staff of the rural hospital and providing health care services not currently available to citizens. To learn more, see the full release.

Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman also announced she will step down as Secretary of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC) to focus exclusively on her role as Lieutenant Governor, with the priority of further expanding job opportunities for Kentuckians as the commonwealth’s economy gains even more momentum.

“It has been the honor of a lifetime to be the first Lieutenant Governor in Kentucky’s history to simultaneously serve as the Secretary of Education and Workforce Development,” said Lt. Gov. Coleman. “With that said, there is so much work to be done in the education and workforce development arena to support an economy that is on fire, and I know that seeing these commitments through requires a laser-like focus. So, today I am saying farewell to my position as cabinet secretary because I know it is in good hands.”

Deputy Secretary Mary Pat Regan will assume the role of acting secretary of the EWDC.

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