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Beshear signs disaster-aid measure into law
Beshear signs disaster-aid measure into law

Gov. Andy Beshear signed into law on Thursday a bill providing emergency relief to the areas of western Kentucky that were ravaged by an outbreak of tornadoes, flooding and other severe weather, Dec. 10-11.

West Kentucky emergency aid bill fast-tracked to governor
West Kentucky emergency aid bill fast-tracked to governor

Both the House and Senate introduced identical measures, House Bill 5 and Senate Bill 5, which would establish the West Kentucky State Aid Funding for Emergencies, or SAFE Fund, with $200 million. Of that amount, $155 million would go into the SAFE Fund for future allocation.