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Ketron earns Highest Marks from Tennessee Chamber of Commerce

Thursday, July 10, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -  State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) has received the highest possible ranking from the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce.  The Chamber rates legislators according to their voting record on Chamber-backed bills considered during the 108th General Assembly.  Ketron, who serves in a leadership role in the Tennessee General Assembly as Senate Republican Caucus Chairman, received an “A+” grade of 100 percent.     
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Senators Ketron and Tracy seek photos of Rutherford County’s fallen heroes for Vietnam Veterans Education Center at the Wall

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. –  Rutherford County’s State Senators Bill Ketron and Jim Tracy are seeking photos of Rutherford County Vietnam War veterans who were killed in action in order to honor the fallen heroes at a new facility which compliments the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington DC.   
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Senators Tracy and Ketron announce Rutherford County Arts Grants

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) and Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) announced today that six arts grants have been awarded in Rutherford County from the Tennessee Arts Commission with a combined total of $59,140.  The grants are made possible through an appropriation of state funds by the General Assembly, Tennesseans who buy specialty license plates and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.   

“It is very important that we preserve our cultural heritage for future generations,” said Senator Ketron.  “I am very pleased these local grants have been awarded for this purpose.”

“There are several worthy organizations in need this money to help them operate,” added Tracy, who is Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee.  “The sale of specialty license plates has been a tremendous boost in helping them receive needed funds.”      

The grants include two separate grants to the Youth Empowerment Through Arts and Humanities.  One grant is in the category of Partnership Support and the other is for Arts Project Support, with a combined total of $6,200.  Main Street:  Murfreesboro/Rutherford County will receive $3,000 for Art Project Support, Children’s Museum Corporation of Rutherford County will receive $3,500 for Art Project Support, Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra will receive $9,000 for Partnership Support and the Center for the Arts will receive $10,960 for Partnership Support.

The Arts Commission will award over 600 community grants in both urban and rural areas through the 2015 fiscal year, totaling $5.3 million. The allocation process involves a review by citizen advisory panels made up of Tennesseans with expertise in appropriate disciplines and a final review by the full 15-member Commission.  
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Senator Ketron honored in special award for legislative achievements by Tennessee Development Districts

Monday, April 14, 2014

(NASHVILLE, TN)  April 11, 2014-- State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) has been recognized by the Development Districts Association in Tennessee (TDDA)  for legislative achievements benefitting the people of the 13th Senatorial District, which he represents.  Ketron received the award on Thursday, April 10 as the group gathered for a statewide meeting in Nashville.   
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Monday, March 31, 2014

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.)  Governor Bill Haslam, Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey, House Speaker Beth Harwell, Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron and Assistant Republican Leader Kevin Brooks will join the American Heart Association to recognize National Walking Day, the American Heart Association's annual icon day encouraging Americans to become more physically active by walking to improve health. The Challenge will encourage Tennesseans to go for a 30-minute walk on this day. The press conference will conclude with a legislators group walk from the Capitol to the Plaza.  
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Judiciary Committee approves legislation sponsored by Senator Ketron to strengthen penalties against spectators at animal fights

Thursday, March 27, 2014

(NASHVILLE, TN) March 26, 2013 -- The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved legislation, sponsored by Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro), which strengthens penalties against spectators attending animal fights.   Senate Bill 2366 makes it a Class A misdemeanor offense to be a spectator at any animal fight with a minimum fine of $500. 
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Ketron wins Senate Transportation Committee approval of Murfreesboro to Nashville Monorail Study

Thursday, March 13, 2014

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) won approval today of key legislation calling for a study to determine the feasibility of a monorail public transportation system along the I-24 Nashville Southeast Corridor that connects downtown Murfreesboro to Nashville.   Senate Bill 2515, which was approved by the Senate Transportation Committee, directs the Department of Transportation to conduct the study, which would include the costs of construction, operation and financing of the monorail system. 
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Friday, February 28, 2014

NASHVILLE,  The U.S. Humane Society recognized Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) and Representative Jon Lundberg (R-Bristol) this week with Humane Legislator of the Year awards for their dedication to protecting animals from cruelty. Leighann Lassiter, the group’s state director said the award reflected work done by the lawmakers over the past seven years to increase penalties for dogfighting and cockfighting.  
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Legislation provides greater accountability and transparency in the TNInvestco Program

Monday, February 24, 2014

(NASHVILLE), The Senate has approved legislation, sponsored by Senators Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) and Doug Overbey (R-Maryville), that provides greater accountability and transparency in the state’s TNInvestco Program.  TNInvestco is a program administered by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (EDC) that provides benefits to small, medium-sized, and start-up businesses to encourage job growth in the state. 
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Senator Ketron Urges Local Citizens to join Telephone Townhall Meeting on Wednesday

Friday, February 14, 2014

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), February 14, 2014 -- State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) today announced that he has scheduled a Telephone Townhall Meeting to talk to citizens regarding issues before the Tennessee General Assembly and to listen to their concerns.  

The call will take place on Wednesday, February 19 at 6:00 p.m CST.  Citizens who would like to participate can dial 877-228-2184 and must enter the event identification number 112439.

"The legislature is facing decisions that affect all citizens on many important issues such as education, our state budget, job growth, and public safety." said Senator Ketron.  “I want to be open and available to hear from area citizens about this and other important issues facing Tennessee this year.”  

Senator Ketron serves as Chairman of the Senate Republican Caucus and the Joint Fiscal Review Committee. He is also a member of the Senate Finance Committee and the State and Local Government Committee.  He represents State Senate District 13 in Rutherford County.  

“I invite local citizens to join me and very much look forward to the opportunity to speak to as many people as possible through this forum,” he concluded.


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This site is where you can find all the latest information about my work for Tennessee’s 13th Senate District. You can learn more about me and where I stand on the major issues affecting our district and state. I look forward to representing you for the next 4 years in the State Senate.

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Honored to serve,
Senator Bill Ketron


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