Ed. Note: Didn' t see this story in October. Thought it was worth bringing up. It's a very good website. We worry though, that those who need it most, have the least chance of using it. We hope the state is using other ways to reach low income, struggling, sometimes elderly and less educated Kentuckians besides the internet.
Governor Beshear launches new Web site to assist
Kentuckians during tough economic times
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 23, 2008) – As the national and global economy continues to remain uncertain and challenging, Governor Steve Beshear today unveiled a new Web site, http://www.assistance.ky.gov. This one-stop-shop provides readily accessible links for struggling Kentuckians to help find critical resources in tough times, such as health insurance and home mortgage information.
“Kentuckians, like all Americans, are facing tough economic times,” said Gov. Beshear. “However, I want all Kentuckians to know that state government is on their side. This Web site is yet another step we are taking to protect our citizens and provide resources to help them when they are struggling.”
The new Web site will provide information and links on topics covering a wide range of areas, including financial assistance; staying healthy; taking care of Kentucky’s kids; staying in your home; job assistance; and money-saving commuting tips.
Gov. Beshear also encourages groups and businesses whose clientele may be served by these programs to link to www.assistance.ky.gov on their Web sites.
This one-stop-shop Web site is one of several initiatives Beshear has unveiled in response to the troubling economy. On Tuesday of this week, the governor announced his Higher Education Work Group, a 25-member task force charged with tackling the tough issues of affordability and access to Kentucky higher education.
In addition, Gov. Beshear recently announced his Economic Action Team – composed of senior governmental officials – that has met and will report regularly to him on efforts to expand the economy, while ensuring that banks, the housing markets and services such as health care coverage are maintained.