— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Kentucky for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!

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— AARP Kentucky Lobby Day – Kentucky General Assembly In today’s non-stop tech driven world of Tweets, texts, and email, the faces and stories of “folks back home” still make a difference in the Capitol. That’s why AARP Kentucky is bringing our volunteers, Chapters, and grassroots activists back to Frankfort on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. AARP Kentucky Lobby Day is an exciting way to meet your lawmakers face-to-face. It’s an important part of making the voices of Kentuckians 50-plus heard in …

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— 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 …

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— 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 …

— 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. …

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— 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 …

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— Statewide 5th Grade Essay Contest Celebrates Grandparents Shane Ritter at Old Mill Elementary in Mt. Washington earned top honors in the 2017-18 Grandparent of the Year essay contest sponsored by Kentucky Retired Teachers Association (KRTA) and AARP Kentucky. Shane and his grandmother, Kathryn Thompson, received their awards at the 17th Annual “AARP Kentucky Grandparent of the Year” ceremony at the KRTA Annual Convention in Louisville. The Old Mill Elementary School (Mt. Washington) student’s grandmother was the subject of his winning …

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— Kentucky Retirees Pay More State Taxes in 2019 In the final hours of Kentucky’s 2018 General Assembly, AARP Kentucky is urging lawmakers to hear the voices of Kentuckians and take action to protect retirees. The state office is calling on the General Assembly and Governor Bevin to reject any tax increase on retirement income and restore deductions for medical expenses. AARP Kentucky released a statement calling on the General Assembly and Governor Bevin to reject any changes to the state’s …

— Settlement with LG&E and Kentucky Utilities a Big Win for Kentuckians Kentucky Attorney General’s Office of Rate Intervention settlement with LG&E and KU to save Kentuckians $90 million annually – $33.2 million of that for residential ratepayers. In response to Attorney General Andy Beshear’s announcement that the Office of Rate Intervention has entered into a settlement with LG&E and KU, AARP Kentucky released the following statement by volunteer State President Charlotte Whittaker. “The bottom line is this settlement with LG&E and …

— Testimony: Economic Development & Tourism Committee February 11, 2013 Submitted by: James T. Kimbrough President AARP Kentucky Senate Bill 88 – Opposed Good afternoon, Madam Chair and members of the committee.  My name is Jim Kimbrough, and I am the AARP Kentucky State President. Thank you for this opportunity to express our comments on Senate Bill 88.  AARP opposes SB 88 because, if enacted, it would likely result in the loss of affordable basic phone service for Kentuckians living on …

— 2013 General Assembly – AARP Kentucky Statement: Preserve Public Pensions AARP Kentucky State Director Ron Bridges joined with firefighters, police officers, teachers, nurses and other state employees in their call to the General Assembly and Governor Steve Beshear to ensure these workers have the adequate resources they need to be financially independent in retirement. “AARP was founded with a clear vision: A society in which everyone has the opportunity to age with dignity and purpose.  That’s why we’re standing with …