Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary December 2019 unemployment rate was 4.3 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC).
The cost of a variety of foods showed a slight increase over the past year, with most items fluctuating during the fourth quarter, Kentucky Farm Bureau reported.
FRANKFORT -- Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear reaffirmed his support for a teacher pay raise Tuesday evening in his first State of the Commonwealth speech to the Republican-dominated legislature.
PIKEVILLE -- A state senator representing part of eastern Kentucky has sponsored two bills this legislative session that aim to address high treatment costs affecting hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians with diabetes.
Kentucky State Police is featuring a tough, yet stylish 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon Launch Edition in its annual Trooper Island fundraising raffle this year.
Fourth District Sen. Robby Mills (center), R-Henderson, last week filed Senate Bill 66 for the 2020 Kentucky General Assembly. The legislation amends a current statute by addressing who has the right to control the disposition of a decedent's body, make funeral arrangements or burial arrange…
Calling her party's victory in the Kentucky governor's race a jolt of momentum for her own bid to unseat a Republican incumbent, Democrat Amy McGrath has officially filed to challenge Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in what looms as a bruising, big-spending campaign next year.
Peek into the Day Treatment class this year at Northern Kentucky's Dayton High School and you might see a role-play in which a student faces a predicament that, in real life, might cause her to lash out. The lesson gives her a chance to learn how to manage her behavior.
Kentucky has been known as an international leader in research and farmer adoption of no-till soil management. The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment recently celebrated another milestone in this legacy with the 50th anniversary of ongoing research on the Ble…
House fires during the holiday season are more frequent, costly and deadly than at any other time of the year. But there are safety measures Kentuckians can take to avoid disasters.
The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety and Kentucky State Police are reminding motorists to be responsible behind the wheel as the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" increased enforcement campaign runs today through Jan. 1.
While he believes the U.S. House of Representatives will vote to impeach President Donald Trump, 1st District U.S. Rep. James Comer says nothing he has seen would lead him to vote support the measure.
More than 200 bowlers from Caldwell, Ballard, Calloway, Crittenden, Graves, Hickman, Livingston, Marshall and McCracken counties will take the lanes today and Sunday at Cardinal Lanes in Paducah for the Special Olympics Kentucky Area 1 Bowling Tournament.
PADUCAH -- In a hard-hitting debate that exposed their mutual rancor, Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic challenger Andy Beshear traded swipes Thursday over casino gambling and support for higher education in the first of several fall debates leading up to next month's showdown in Ken…
BOWLING GREEN -- As a recreational runner since high school, it wasn't until his late 60s when Paul Carlin -- known in some running circles as "the running professor" -- truly hit his stride.
Applications are now being accepted for conservation officer recruit positions with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. The deadline to apply is 7 p.m. CST on Friday, Oct. 18.
Murray State University is offering its Alumni Legacy Tuition Grant, providing in-state tuition rates to children, grandchildren and other descendants of University alumni seeking an undergraduate degree at Murray State.
Gov. Matt Bevin joined with Kentucky State Police, the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, and the federal Office of Justice Programs, within the Department of Justice, last week to announce a new initiative that will provide trained advocates at every KSP post to support and assist victims o…
Attorney General Andy Beshear says Kentuckians with substance abuse issues are more quickly getting the help they need thanks to the state's Rocket Docket program, which expedites low-level, drug-related offenses and shepherds defendants into drug treatment programs in lieu of incarceration.
A nurse "strike team" from Kentucky is on its way to help Hurricane Dorian victims in hurricane-affected areas in North Carolina. Wednesday's deployment was coordinated by the Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), along with local, stat…
The Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center is thrilled to announces the 8th season of the Myre Series. The Myre Series was established in memory of Jane Carson Myre and in honor of Dr. Louis D. Myre, who were instrumental in the development of the Carson Center. Dr. and Mrs. Myre loved all peop…
The Kentucky State Police (KSP) is now taking applications for its next Academy class, scheduled to begin in May of 2020. This class will be a historic opportunity as it is the agency’s 100th Academy Class since the creation of KSP in 1948. Interested applicants should visit the KSP website …
The summer camping program at the Kentucky Sheriffs' Boys and Girls Ranch officially opened to campers for their 45th camping season on Sunday, June 9. The camps runs throughout June and July, serving boys and girls alternating weeks, throughout the camp season.
The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), along with local health departments across the state, is reminding the public about the potential for rabies exposure from contact with bats and other wildlife.
The Kentucky River is increasingly showing the effects of the alcohol that spilled into Glenns Creek as a result of the July 2 fire at the Jim Beam bourbon warehouse in Woodford County.
Discovery Park of America has announced a $30,000 gift from Jimmy Rickman of Murray to support improvements to the museum's War Remembrances Theater.
Gov. Matt Bevin and Congressman Hal Rogers announced a major milestone achievement on June 28 for the Commonwealth's high-speed fiber optic network - KentuckyWired.
Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rick Sanders recognized the fallen KSP troopers, officers and highway patrolmen at a memorial service and wreath-laying ceremony on June 21. Held at the KSP Training Academy, this service honored the memory of the men who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the …
The Kentucky State Fair encourages competitors of all ages and interests to submit entries and compete for cash prizes and the more than 5,000 blue ribbons to be awarded in August.
Kentucky students who will be high school seniors this fall are invited to enter a video logging contest sponsored by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).
LOUISVILLE -- Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin cleared his first hurdle toward a second term despite a strong Republican primary challenge Tuesday, setting up a showdown with his arch-nemesis -- Democrat Andy Beshear -- that will settle the feud they've fought in courtrooms over education and pensio…
LOUISVILLE -- Daniel Cameron, a political newcomer and former aide to U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, has won the Republican primary for Kentucky attorney general.
The Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph are announcing a unique fundraiser to support their ministries that will spread a little kindness to those who may be struggling, need words of encouragement or just to let someone know they are appreciated.
As part of Older Americans Month, Feeding Kentucky has announced the release of "Hunger Among Adults Age 50-59 in 2017 and The State of Senior Hunger in America in 2017," two studies about food insecurity among older adults in the United States published by Feeding America®. The reports shed…
Seventy-four recruits from throughout the Commonwealth and one other state reported to the Kentucky State Police Training Academy in Frankfort today to begin 25 weeks of training that will determine whether they have what it takes to join "The Thin Gray Line." Their ranks are an encouraging …
Following a warning from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Attorney General Andy Beshear issued a scam alert to warn Kentuckians against returning "one ring" phone calls that he said can result in costly billing charges.
There has been a moratorium on executions in Kentucky for years, but that could change under rules the Department of Corrections has proposed that, if approved, would let the state resume carrying out the death penalty.
Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton cut the ribbon Friday, July 21, to ceremoniously open the Radcliff Veterans Center (RVC), a new state veterans nursing home south of Louisville.
Gov. Matt Bevin signed a budget reduction order this week, meeting the Constitutional mandate that the Commonwealth of Kentucky end the fiscal year with a balanced budget. General Fund revenue receipts fell short of budgeted amounts by $138.5 million, requiring Friday’s action.
Reshoring is a buzzword in economic development, and a new site selection study by location consultant The Boyd Company makes a strong case that Kentucky in general — and the Bowling Green area in particular — are poised to take advantage of this trend.
The 2017 Regular Session of Kentucky’s General Assembly came to an end shortly before midnight on March 30 when the House adjourned until Jan. 2, 2018 or upon the call of the Governor.
In the last two days of the 2017 Regular Session before the period where the governor decides whether or not to veto or accept legislation that has been sent to him, a number of bills from each chamber were agreed to by the other chamber and sent to Gov. Bevin. Several of these were tied to …
To help guard against the growing threat of tax fraud and identity theft, the Kentucky Department of Revenue has taken additional steps that enhance the safety and security of processing taxpayers’ individual income tax returns, including an Identity Confirmation Quiz.
State Sen. Dorsey Ridley, D-Henderson, recently announced that higher education in Western Kentucky once again reaped the rewards of Kentucky Lottery proceeds.
Jan. 3, 2017 was an historic day in Kentucky as the 2017 Regular Session of the General Assembly convened with a Republican majority in the House of Representatives for the first time in 96 years. The rest of the week was historic too as committee meetings were held and bills passed. In fact…
The Office of State Budget Director reported Tuesday that December’s General Fund receipts rose 2.9 percent compared to December of last year, an increase of $28.4 million.