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Western KY Jobless Rates Down in March
Thursday, April 27, 2017 11:31 AM
Unemployment rates in March were down for most of western Kentucky, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training. All but two counties in western Kentucky had a lower jobless rate in March than it did in February. Christian County saw the rate rise from 6.5% in February to 6.7% in March, and Todd County rose from 4.5 to 4.7%. Figures from the rest of western Kentucky ...
Auction of Surplus, Confiscated Items is Monday
Thursday, April 27, 2017 5:34 AM
Boats, motors, vehicles, weapons and other items will be available at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources' spring public auction of surplus and confiscated items next week. A list of the items to be offered at the auction on Monday is available online at http://fw.ky.gov . Bidding on surplus items is open to everyone, but under state law, only qualified Kentucky residents may ...
U of L Outlines Steps to Oversee Athletics
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 10:06 PM
The University of Louisville's interim president says steps are under way to bolster oversight of the athletics department, which came under attack from a high-profile trustee. Interim President Greg Postel said Wednesday his actions weren't spurred by criticism from pizza magnate John Schnatter, who is a UofL trustee. Schnatter recently called the athletic department leadership ...
AllState Donates to Help Domestic Violence Victims
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 1:43 AM
The Allstate Foundation has awarded the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence $115,000 in grants for its nationally recognized Economic Empowerment Project. The Allstate Foundation and the KCADV have partnered for 12 years to break the cycle of domestic violence through economic empowerment--to the tune of $1,140,000 in grants for member programs since 2005, including Merryman House in ...
Annual Jobless Rates Fall in 86 of 120 KY Counties
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 4:54 AM
Kentucky officials say annual unemployment rates fell in 86 of the state's counties in 2016 compared to 2015. Annual rates rose in 26 counties and stayed the same in eight. The Kentucky Office of Employment and Training says Woodford County had the state's lowest annual jobless rate in 2016 at 3.2 percent. It was followed by Oldham County at 3.4 percent; Fayette and Shelby counties at 3.5 ...
Sunken Towboat Spills Fuel Near Columbus
Sunday, April 23, 2017 10:16 PM
A towboat that sank last week on the Mississippi River has leaked some fuel, but Coast Guard officials say the spill has been contained. The U.S. Coast Guard said on Sunday that salvage crews are preparing to raise the vessel Todd Brown out of the water near Columbus, where it sank on April 17. Officials say about a hundred gallons of diesel fuel was spilled into the river. SWS Enviromental ...
Bevin to Make Big Economic Announcement Wednesday
Monday, April 24, 2017 5:53 PM
Speaking to an international group of investors Monday in New York, Gov. Bevin leaked a bit of information about a major economic announcement. Bevin, touting his Red Tape Reduction effort, says he will be announcing a $1.3 billion economic announcement on Wednesday. Speaking to the International Finance and Infrastructure Cooperation Forum, Bevin said the only ...
Kentucky Governor Tackles Foster Care System
Monday, April 24, 2017 5:58 AM
Kentucky's Republican governor wants to overhaul the state's troubled child-welfare system, inspired by his own family's failed attempt to adopt a young girl. Gov. Matt Bevin wants to mobilize Kentucky's churches to foster and adopt the state's children. He plans to hire a child-welfare "czar" to study the system and recommend changes. And he wants to do it all without a significant increase in ...
Police Using Social Media Video to Solve Crimes
Saturday, April 22, 2017 12:38 PM
Lexington police are using more video on social media and the web to help solve crimes. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that the police department produced 28 videos in 2016, including three surveillance recordings for its website and YouTube channel and for social media. In the first four months of 2017, 19 videos, including eight surveillance videos, have been uploaded. The ...
Ex-Kentucky Judge Charged with Human Trafficking
Saturday, April 22, 2017 6:59 AM
A former northern Kentucky district court judge has been charged with human trafficking and unlawful transaction with a minor. Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear's office said in a news release Friday that 70-year-old Timothy Nolan of California, Kentucky, was arraigned Friday in Boone County District Court by Special Campbell County District Judge Elizabeth Chandler. She placed Nolan on ...
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