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Governor declares Kentucky Saves Week 24 Feb - 4 Mar 2017

By Elizabeth Kuhn
News from Commonwealth News Center

Gov. Matt Bevin has issued a proclamation declaring the week of February 24 through March 4, 2017, as Kentucky Saves Week. Kentucky Saves Week is a local part of America Saves Week, an annual opportunity for organizations to join together and encourage individuals and families to take financial action through saving.

The Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) will host a Kentucky Saves Week celebration at the Capitol, 700 Capitol Avenue, Frankfort, KY, at 9amCT/10amET, Tuesday, February 28 2017 The event will educate Kentuckians about the importance of personal and household savings, which Governor Bevin describes in the proclamation as "fundamental to the stability and vitality of the Commonwealth and the nation."

At the event, students from across the state will receive awards for participating in a piggy bank contest, sponsored by Kentucky Cooperative Extension, and a poster contest, sponsored by the Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition. OJ Oleka, Chief of Staff and Assistant Treasurer in the Office of Kentucky State Treasurer Allison Ball, will present the keynote address.

This story was posted on 2017-02-26 04:37:26
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