Volunteer First Responder Honored for Service to Others

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-11-15T00:03:54+00:00">November 15, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-11-15T01:01:06+00:00">November 15, 2018</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>4 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="https://states.aarp.org/region/kentucky/">Kentucky</a></span></div></section> </div>

Madison County First Responder Selected to Receive AARP Kentucky’s Most Prestigious Volunteer Award RICHMOND, Ky. – Madison County Rescue Squad’s Robert McCool has been selected by AARP Kentucky to receive the 2018 AARP Kentucky Andrus Award for Community Service — the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. The AARP Andrus award was presented to Mr. McCool at a ceremony with AARP Kentucky State President, Executive Council Member Dr. Merrylyn Moran Smith, and State Director Ron Bridges …

Great Places for All Ages: Livable Communities

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-11-14T00:54:12+00:00">November 14, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-11-14T00:56:05+00:00">November 14, 2018</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>4 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="https://states.aarp.org/region/kentucky/">Kentucky</a></span></div></section> </div>

AARP Livable Communities program is supporting efforts of neighborhoods, towns, and cities to become great places for all ages. AARP believes that communities should provide walkable streets, sustainable housing and transportation options, access to key services and opportunities for residents to participate in community activities. Watch Mayors, city planners, volunteers, and community residents talk about how age-friendly and livable communities are changing aging. Bowling Green, Lexington, and Louisville are three of the 300+ nationwide communities working to meet everyone’s needs …

Trouble Getting to Polls for Midterm Elections?

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-11-05T16:18:21+00:00">November 5, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-11-05T16:19:17+00:00">November 5, 2018</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>4 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="https://states.aarp.org/region/kentucky/">Kentucky</a></span></div></section> </div>

Voting in the mid-term elections is easy for some people – just a quick walk around the corner or a short drive to the polling station. But for others, it may seem impossible. Taking time off from work or overcoming physical disabilities can prevent many people from exercising their right to vote. And living in remote or rural communities can make getting to the polls particularly difficult. But with a little advance planning, you can make sure your vote is …

Listening and Talking: KY Retired Teachers

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-10-29T17:44:57+00:00">October 29, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-10-29T18:16:48+00:00">October 29, 2018</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>4 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="https://states.aarp.org/region/kentucky/">Kentucky</a></span></div></section> </div>

Our partnership with Kentucky Retired Teacher’s Association (KRTA) began in 2001 when the AARP Kentucky state office opened – and it’s stronger than ever today. KRTA and AARP have developed and enjoyed a trusted relationship based on our shared purpose. Critical issues are on the line in the 2018 midterm elections. State pensions, family caregiving, and prescription drug costs are just some of the issues KY educators care about. On Monday, October 29th at 7:20 p.m. EDT, join leaders from Kentucky …

Kentucky Consumers at Risk of Digital ID Theft

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-10-08T13:33:14+00:00">October 8, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-10-08T13:36:47+00:00">October 8, 2018</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>4 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="https://states.aarp.org/region/kentucky/">Kentucky</a></span></div></section> </div>

As data breach incidents proliferate, a new AARP survey finds that that an alarming number of Kentucky residents have failed to take the basic precautions against identity fraud.  In response, AARP Kentucky and the AARP Fraud Watch Network launched a campaign to raise awareness of identity theft risks and educate consumers on how to enhance the safety of their personal information. Reports of data breaches have become commonplace — from Equifax one year ago, to Target, to Uber, to Home …

Arm Yourself with Knowledge at Symposium on Dementia

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-10-04T01:10:20+00:00">October 4, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-10-04T01:37:19+00:00">October 4, 2018</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>4 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="https://states.aarp.org/region/kentucky/">Kentucky</a></span></div></section> </div>

Arm Yourself with Knowledge at Symposium on Dementia The Markesbery Symposium on Aging and Dementia Community Session in Lexington: Saturday, October 27, 2018 Alzheimer’s disease wreaks emotional havoc on patients, who are robbed of their memories, their dignity, and their lives.  It’s financially devastating as well: care for Alzheimer’s patients is predicted to top $1 trillion by about the time children born today are having children of their own. According to a recent survey, more than half of U.S. adults …

Out-of-State PAC Launches Attack Ad in Kentucky

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-09-03T23:34:00+00:00">September 3, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-09-20T16:36:19+00:00">September 20, 2018</time> by AARP Kentucky

Second Out-of-State PAC Launches Political Attack Ad in Kentucky Congressional District  AARP Kentucky clarifies again it does not endorse candidates, have a political action committee (PAC), or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – In response to another series of digital advertising released in Kentucky by an out-of-state PAC, VoteVets Action Fund, AARP again affirms it did not authorize or participate in the production and release of the ads now appearing in the states’ Sixth Congressional District. …

Welcome Home Veterans

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-08-14T00:34:44+00:00">August 14, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-08-22T13:58:35+00:00">August 22, 2018</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>4 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="https://states.aarp.org/region/kentucky/">Kentucky</a></span></div></section> </div>

AARP is a proud sponsor of the Welcome Home Veterans Celebration September 12-16, 2018 in Clarksville, TN. The five-day event has something for everyone! Activities include: inspiring guest speakers, music, the American Traveling Vietnam Tribute Wall, the Annual Welcome Home Parade, and an up-close and personal free concert with legendary recording artist, Lee Greenwood. See the full schedule of events and order your tickets online. All AARP members and their guests receive an 18% discount on ticketed events using PROMO Code: Welcome50 …

Super PAC Launches Political Ad in Kentucky

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-07-25T23:20:57+00:00">July 25, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-07-27T01:05:02+00:00">July 27, 2018</time> by AARP Kentucky

Partisan Super PAC Launches Political Ad in Kentucky Congressional District AARP Kentucky clarifies it does not endorse candidates, have a political action committee (PAC), or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – (July 26, 2018)   In response to a new series of digital advertising released in Kentucky by House Majority PAC,  AARP affirms it did not authorize or participate in the production and release of the ads now appearing in the states’ Sixth Congressional District. “As the …

Smart Meters: Cost Too Much, Not Needed

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-07-24T03:33:49+00:00">July 24, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-07-24T16:10:17+00:00">July 24, 2018</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>4 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="https://states.aarp.org/region/kentucky/">Kentucky</a></span></div></section> </div>

AARP Calls on Public Service Commission to Reject Smart Meters Kentucky Utilities Co. and Louisville Gas & Electric Co. (KU/LG&E) seeks permission from the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) to install some 1.3 million smart meters over the next four years. On behalf of its 470,000 members in Kentucky, AARP Kentucky’s Public Comments ask the Public Service Commission to reject the proposed smart meter request by KU/LG&E Case: 2018-00005. AARP appreciates this opportunity to comment on the latest proposal of Louisville Gas and Electric …