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Governor's Press Conferences and Media Events

Follow the activities of the Governor in Frankfort and as he travels the state.

Follow the activities of the Governor in Frankfort and as he travels the state.

Date: 12/10/04 -  Frankfort, KY

Governor Fletcher during a press conference  

Event: Freedom Calls from Freedom Hall Press Conference

Summary: Governor Fletcher announced that Kentucky soldiers in Iraq will have the opportunity to connect with friends and family during a live broadcast of the UK/UL basketball game.

Multimedia: MP3 icon Audio Press Release


Date: 11/03/04 -  Frankfort, KY

Governor Fletcher at press conference  

Event: Press Conference

Summary: Governor Fletcher addressed questions from the media on the results of the November 2nd elections.

Multimedia: MP3Audio 4.65MB


Date: 10/15/04 -  Frankfort, KY

Governor Fletcher at the press conference  

Event: Press Conference

Summary: Governor Fletcher addressed questions from the media on the special session.

Multimedia: MP3Audio 9.6MB


Date: 10/12/04 -  Frankfort, KY

CHFS Undersecretary Mark Birdwhistell, Dr. Holsinger, and Chief of Staff Daniel Groves  

Event: Press Conference

Summary: CHFS Undersecretary Mark Birdwhistell shared the testimony he would have given had he been offered the opportunity in the House State Government committee meeting.

Multimedia: MP3Audio 17.8MB


Date: 10/08/04 -  Frankfort, KY

Governor Fletcher at a press conference  

Event: Press Conference

Summary: Governor Fletcher announced the accomplishments the administration has made in female and minority hiring. He also addressed questions on health insurance. Listen to the press conference below. 

Multimedia: MP3 Audio 10.8MB


Date: 09/21/04 -  Frankfort, KY

Governor Fletcher at a press conference  

Event: Press Conference

Summary: Governor Fletcher called a special session, scheduled for Tuesday, October 5, 2004. It will be focused and restricted to addressing the compensation, health insurance, and retirement benefits of active and retired public employees.

Multimedia: MP3 Audio 2MB


Date: 09/21/04 -  Frankfort, KY

Governor Fletcher at a press conference  

Event: Press Conference

Summary: Governor Fletcher addressed the media on the issue of state employee health insurance. Listen below to clips from the news conference.

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MP3 Audio 3


Date: 08/26/04 - Press Conference

Governor Fletcher with the new Executive Director of the Office of Drug Control Policy, Sylvia Lovely, and Lt. Governor Steve Pence  

Event: Drug Summit Press Conference

Summary: Governor Fletcher, along with Lt. Governor Steve Pence, revealed his drug control policy which was formed from the research collected through the Statewide Drug Control Assessment Summit. The Governor also announced that Sylvia Lovely will serve as the Executive Director of the newly formed Office of Drug Control Policy. Listen to portions of the Governor's remarks along with comments from the Office of Drug Control Policy Executive Director Sylvia Lovely and Lt. Governor Steve Pence.

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Date: 08/20/04 - Weekly News Conference

Governor Fletcher and William Emrick, Executive Director of the Kentucky Office of Workers' Claims  

Event: Governor's press conference

Summary: Governor Fletcher announced the appointment of William P. Emrick as the new executive director for the Kentucky Office of Workers' Claims. Listen below to Governor Fletcher's comments.

Multimedia: MP3Audio874KB 


Date: 08/11/04 - Santiago, Chile

Governor Fletcher piloting a Chilean Air Force plane  

Event: Flying in Chile

Summary: During his trip to promote economic development in Chile, Governor Fletcher had the opportunity to fly a Chilean Air Force plane.

MP3Audio 765K


Date: 08/03/04 - Press Conference

Governor Fletcher and Secretary LaJuana Wilcher  

Event: Workers' Comp Funds Press Conference

Summary: During a press conference, Governor Fletcher announced that he would sign an executive order directing the Office of Insurance to oversee group self-insured workers' comp funds such as AIK Comp Funds. This transfer of regulation and oversight will ensure the protection of insurance that every Kentucky worker deserves.

Multimedia:  Audio 1.3MB


Date: 07/29/04 - Proclamation and Press Conference

Governor Fletcher signing the KRTA proclamation  

Event: Kentucky Retired Teachers Association Proclamation Signing

Summary: Governor Fletcher signed a proclamation recognizing the thousands of teachers represented by the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association. Following the proclamation signing the Governor addressed other issues including the number of minorities in the current administration. Listen below to his remarks on the KRTA and minority employees.

Multimedia: MP3 Audio 1 MP3Audio 2


Date: 07/12/04 - Press Conference

Governor Fletcher and Secretary Handley  

Event: Life Sciences/Biosciences Consortium Announcement

Summary: Governor Fletcher introduced the newly formed consortium that will serve as an advisory group in developing an economic model to attract life sciences companies to Kentucky. Listen below to excerpts from this news conference.  

Multimedia: Audio Audio 1 962KBAudio Audio 2 956KB


Date: 07/09/04 - Weekly News Conference

Governor Fletcher behind podium at a news conference  

Event: Governor Fletcher held his weekly news conference.

Summary: During the news conference the Governor touched on two major issues: the budget and his effort to find a new brand for Kentucky. Listen below to portions of the conference.

Multimedia: Audio Audio 1 385KB Audio Audio 2 622KB


Date: 07/04/04 - Lexington, KY 

Governor Fletcher and First Lady Glenna Fletcher at Immanuel Baptist Church  

Event: Fourth of July Service at Immanuel Baptist Church

Summary: The Governor and First Lady recognized Independence Day at a combined service of three congregations. Listen below to the Governor's Fourth of July Address.

Multimedia:  Audio 778 KB


Date: 07/02/04 - Press Conference

Governor Fletcher and General Counsel John Roach  

Event: Governor Fletcher held his weekly press conference.

Summary: The Governor made several announcements and addressed questions from the media. Listen below to the Governor's response to a question regarding the Tyson fight.

Multimedia:image of an MP3 Audio 2.4MB


Date: 06/29/04 - Press Conference

Governor Fletcher and State Budget Director Brad Cowgill  

Event: Governor Fletcher unveiled his Public Services Continuation Plan

Summary: The Governor and State Budget Director Brad Cowgill addressed questions regarding the plan.

Multimedia: image of an MP3 Audio 302KB


Date: 06/22/04 - Press Conference

Secretary LaJuana Wilcher, Auditor Crit Luallen, and Chairman Bill Street at a press conference  

Event: Chief of Staff weekly news conference.

Summary: Daniel Groves held a news conference in which the report from the state auditor's office was announced regarding inefficiencies found in the former Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Listen below to audio clips of Groves, Secretary Wilcher, and State Auditor Luallen.

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Date: 06/14/04 - Signing of HB 609

Governor Fletcher at table signing HB 609  

Event: Ceremonial signing of HB 609 and news conference.

Summary: Governor Fletcher signed HB 609, his Small Business Regulatory Fairness initiative, which is a landmark step in growing the economy of Kentucky.

Multimedia: Image of MP3 icon  Audio 164 KB

 


Date: 06/08/04 - Press Conference

Daniel Groves and Brad Cowgill  

Event: Chief of Staff Daniel Groves and State Budget Director Brad Cowgill hold news conference.

Summary: Both addressed Kentucky's revenue system. Below is a clip from Groves.

Multimedia:Image of MP3 icon Audio 252 KB

 


Date: 06/02/04 - Radio Interviews 

Governor Fletcher behind podium  

Event: 84 WHAS and KPR interviews

Summary: Governor Ernie Fletcher conducted a live radio interview on the 84 WHAS Morning Show from Japan and later spoke with Tony McVeigh the Capitol Bureau Chief for KPR.

Multimedia: MP3 icon WHAS 1.37 MB MP3 icon KPR 2 MB

 


Date: 05/27/04 - Weekly Press Conference

Governor Fletcher behind podium  

Event: Weekly Press Conference

Summary: Governor Ernie Fletcher addresses questions from the Kentucky press regarding the budget.

Multimedia: Image of an mp3 file Audio

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Information Updated: 03/22/2011