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KY Homeless Population Down From 2008
Thursday, May 23, 2013 3:19 AM
Kentucky Housing Corp. is reporting that the number of homeless in Kentucky now stands at nearly 2,400, down significantly from past years. The count, conducted on Jan. 30, identified 2,392 homeless men, women, and children. The overall number has been declining since 2008 when 4,027 homeless were counted. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which provides ...
Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange to Air TV Ads
Friday, May 24, 2013 3:21 AM
The Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange will begin an advertising campaign in mid-June to promote its work in TV spots that will run statewide. Gov. Steve Beshear ordered the creation of the exchange last year to help arrange insurance coverage for hundreds of thousands uninsured Kentuckians. It's an off-shoot of the federal Affordable Care Act. The head of the exchange, Carrie Banahan, said ...
KSP Announce Top Trooper, Detective Awards
Friday, May 24, 2013 3:18 AM
An eight-year veteran of the Kentucky State Police has been recognized as Trooper of the Year. Trooper Charles J. Senters was singled out for the award Thursday. Senters is assigned to the state police post in London. During 2012, he issued 1,322 citations, investigated 47 vehicle crashes, responded to 433 complaints, arrested 26 people for driving under the influence and made 180 criminal ...
Fulton County Has 3rd Highest Jobless Rate in KY
Thursday, May 23, 2013 6:31 PM
Statistics released by the Commonweatlth of Kentucky show unemployment rates dropped in 49 Kentucky counties between April 2012 and April 2013, while 63 county rates rose, and 8 stayed the same. Fulton County has the 3rd highest rate in the state, and is the only Purchase Area County with an extremely high or low jobless rate. According to the Kentucky Office of Employment and ...
Coalfield Counties Still Facing High Unemployment
Thursday, May 23, 2013 10:47 AM
Appalachian coalfield counties are continuing to log the highest unemployment rates in Kentucky. The Kentucky Office of Employment and Training released April figures on Thursday showing the coalfields with unemployment rates ranging from 13.3 percent in Jackson County to 16.9 percent in Magoffin County. A slumping coal industry is being blamed. Leslie County, which is dependent on the coal ...
KY Museums Take Part in Blue Star Program
Thursday, May 23, 2013 3:24 AM
Two dozen Kentucky museums and other attractions are offering free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families starting Monday and continuing through Labor Day. They're among more than 2,000 locations opening their doors at no charge to military personnel and up to five family members. The "Blue Star Museums" program is a collaboration among the National ...
Former KY Second Lady Ponders US Senate
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 10:24 AM
Former Miss America Heather French Henry is the latest Democrat to consider challenging U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell in his re-election bid next year. French Henry said Wednesday that she's being encouraged to run, but that she has made no decision. The Louisville clothing designer, and wife of former Lt. Governor Steve Henry, is the latest Democrat to ...
KY Ranks First for Whitetail Trophy Hunters
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 2:37 AM
A magazine says Kentucky is No. 1 when it comes to whitetail deer hunting. The latest issue of Outdoor Life ranks the Bluegrass State as the top whitetail trophy state in the country. The magazine's June/July issue is available on newsstands. The publication says western Kentucky was especially noteworthy for producing a relatively high number of trophy bucks. In tallying the scores, ...
Richie Farmer's Sister Resigns State Position
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 3:40 PM
Former Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer's sister has resigned as assistant executive director of the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance. Rhonda Monroe had been placed on paid leave on March 19, a day after she and Farmer were charged by the Executive Branch Ethics Commission with filing false documents that allowed Farmer to claim excess expenses from his 2007 re-election ...
Contract for Wildlife Chief Caps Pay at $218K
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 3:34 AM
Compensation for the head of the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources would be capped at $218,000 for the next year under a contract expected to be reviewed by the state Legislature's Government Contract Review Committee next month. The contract sets the salary of Wildlife Commissioner Jon Gassett at $134,000 and adds $53,000 in benefits, pushing total compensation to $187,000. Additional ...
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