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Unemployment Rate Falls in All Kentucky Counties
Thursday, October 23, 2014 9:31 AM
Unemployment rates fell in all 120 Kentucky counties between September 2013 and September 2014, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. This is the second consecutive month that Kentucky has seen a year-over-year drop in all counties. Last month was the first time on record this had happened. Local ...
Gov. Beshear Proclaims ‘Safe Schools Week’
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 5:43 PM
Governor Steve Beshear has proclaimed this week as Safe Schools Week in Kentucky, a designation that coincides with the first meeting of the Kentucky Youth Bullying Prevention Task Force. The task force, created last month by Gov. Beshear to study bullying in schools and recommend practices and policies to help foster safer, harassment-free school environments, held its first meeting ...
Ex-Congressman Backs Comer's Bid for Governor
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:23 PM
Republican James Comer's campaign for governor has picked up an endorsement from former U.S. Rep. Ron Lewis. Lewis calls Comer a "breath of fresh air'' in the GOP and says the state's agriculture commissioner is the best choice for governor in next year's election. Comer's campaign says Lewis announced his support at a fundraiser in Elizabethtown this week. Lewis was first elected to ...
Former Wildcat Brad Durham Leaves UK Hospital
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 6:12 PM
Kentucky says that former player Brad Durham has left UK Chandler Hospital after being seriously injured more than two weeks ago at Commonwealth Stadium. The school confirmed via email that Durham was discharged from the hospital but did not specify a date. Kentucky has said a young adult male fell from the upper deck during the Wildcats' 45-38 victory over South Carolina on Oct. 4 but has not ...
Kentucky Bourbon Makes its Mark on State's Economy
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 3:45 PM
A new study shows Kentucky's bourbon industry is making a bigger splash in the state's economy, nearly doubling its workforce in two years and leading a $3 billion distilling sector primed for another round of expansion. The report released Tuesday was done by the University of Louisville's Urban Studies Institute. The findings show the number of licensed distilling companies have tripled ...
Right-to-work: The Right Message for KY's Governor
Sunday, October 19, 2014 12:00 AM
Perhaps this could be followed by “Political Courage Month” in November, during which the governor digs his bully pulpit out of storage, dusts it off and places a reminder on it to “pound here in favor of right-to-work for Kentucky.” He would have the support of manufacturers, who strongly endorse a right-to-work policy for Kentucky because they can see – and ...
School Bullying Task Force Ready for First Meeting
Monday, October 20, 2014 2:00 PM
A state task force designed to address bullying in schools will hold its first meeting this week. Gov. Steve Beshear announced the creation of the Kentucky Youth Bullying Prevention Task Force in September. Beshear says he expects the group to find solutions to make schools safer and free of bullying and harassment. The task force will analyze existing laws and policies as well as interview ...
Grimes, McConnell Hit the Road as Poll Favors GOP
Saturday, October 18, 2014 10:21 AM
Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates hit the road next week as Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes campaigns with Bill Clinton, and a trio of Republican congressmen stump for Sen. Mitch McConnell. It's the third visit for Clinton, who won the state twice as a presidential candidate and remains popular with Kentuckians. But his visit comes after a new Gallup survey shows more Kentuckians lean toward ...
7th U.S. Death Linked to Polio-Like Enterovirus
Friday, October 17, 2014 5:36 AM
As CDC resources have been stretched in dealing with the Ebola crisis, a lesser-known virus has become widespread in the U.S. and is now linked to a seventh death, according to Investigative Reporter Sharyl Attkisson. The latest CDC update on the current outbreak of the polio-like Enterovirus D-68 states that it has now been detected “in specimens from seven patients who died and had ...
Stalled Policies Find New Life in KY Counties
Monday, October 20, 2014 2:00 AM
Kentucky's local governments are reviving a pair of proposals that have been bogged down at the state and federal level. The Louisville Metro Council's Democratic majority is trying to increase the county's minimum wage to $10.10 per hour. In more conservative areas, Republicans have pushed back by trying to pass local laws that would weaken unions. The issues are playing ...
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